Swansea boss Garry Monk took a calculated selection gamble against Hull and was delighted to be rewarded with a 1-0 victory.
Monk surprisingly made seven changes for the trip to the KC Stadium, with top-scorer Wilfried Bony benched in favour of Bafetimbi Gomis while Gylfi Sigurdsson, Leon Britton and Jefferson Montero were all excused duty with minor fitness issues.
With the crowded festive fixture list just starting, Monk made the tough call to provide key men with an early rest but still walked...
Ki Sung-yueng was the unwitting match-winner as Swansea returned to winning ways at the expense of a Hull side who look set for a long, hard relegation battle.
The visitors scored the only goal of the game in the 14th minute when South Korean midfielder Ki attempted to turn his back on Jonjo Shelvey's shot and instead succeeded in diverting past Allan McGregor with his lower arm.
While that represented a considerable slice of luck, it was no less than the visitors deserved, Shelvey hitting the post...
Faced with the prospect of hammering out a match preview for Saturday afternoon's fairly nondescript Premier League fixture between Hull and Swansea City, BBC commentator Alistair Mann decided to jazz things up a bit.
Mann cobbled together a wonderfully impressive 30-line poem to set the scene for the game at the KC Stadium.
Why, it even rhymes and everything! Here's Mann's masterful work in full:
"Back in April, all was well, the Tigers roar was loud,
The Swans they left defeated, the home fans'...