A first half brace from Nathan Dyer ensured Swansea City ended a run of four consecutive defeats with victory over Brentford at the Liberty Stadium.
Dyer took just 32 seconds to score his first league goal for the Swans since netting a brace against West Brom in August 2014.
And the club’s longest serving player slotted home his second of the evening just after the half hour mark.
Swansea controlled the majority of the game and had chances through Daniel James, Connor Roberts and Bersant Celina to extend their advantage.
And it was James who was on hand to net his fourth goal of the season late on to seal a thoroughly deserved win for Graham Potter’s side.
The Swans made two changes from the 11 that started in the 2-1 defeat to Nottingham Forest at the City Ground last time out.
Star striker Oli McBurnie and centre-back Cameron Carter-Vickers both dropped to the bench, with Jay Fulton and Wayne Routledge earning starts against the Bees.
Five goals were scored in each of the two meetings between the sides earlier on in the campaign.
And it took just 32 seconds for the net to be bulged this time around as James forced Mads Bech Sorensen into a sloppy back pass before being fouled by goalkeeper Luke Daniels, but referee Peter Bankes played advantage to allow Dyer to tap into an empty net.
The experienced winger could not have asked for an easier chance to net what was his first league goal for the Swans in more than four years, with his last seven strikes for the club all coming in cup competitions.
And the early goal set the tone for a period of dominance for the Swans who came within a whisker of doubling their advantage in the 10th minute as Celina laid the ball off to James who cut inside before firing at goal, although his curling effort cannoned off the crossbar.
Having been stunned by the bright start from the home side, Thomas Frank’s men finally started to see more of the ball, although they created precious little in truth.
And Celina tried his luck from distance soon after, although his low strike was comfortably dealt with by Daniels.
Despite the relatively flat atmosphere – with neither side having much to play for other than pride over the final weeks of the season – Potter’s troops were playing some mesmerising football, dominating possession and playing slick one-twos in attack.
But after seeing Roberts drill an effort just wide, Swansea took a more direct approach in the 34th minute as Kristoffer Nordfeldt pumped the ball upfield from his own penalty area, and it went all the way through to Dyer who slotted through the legs of Daniels for his second goal of the night.
The Jack Army were enjoying the football treat the Swans were serving on the pitch, and the efforts continued to rain down on the Brentford goal as James fired just wide before Wayne Routledge saw an effort go wide of the mark soon after.
And they almost went 3-0 up on the stroke of half time as Celina was cynically tripped by Neal Maupay around 20 yards out before stepping up to take the free-kick himself, but the Kosovan’s delicate effort rattled the crossbar.
The Bees improved after the restart and saw Moses Odubajo have a shot blocked by Roberts two minutes after the break.
But Swansea continued to threaten on the counter attack through the likes of James and Celina.
And Dyer almost completed his hat-trick after a quick break that saw Kyle Naughton head Celina’s cross goalwards, although the 31-year-old could not keep his instinctive jab towards goal on target.
Brentford started to cause a few problems for Swansea, but they were almost the victims of their own downfall once again as Swansea launched a counter attack from their own box that saw Roberts play Celina through on goal, but the No. 10’s dinked effort struck the chest of the grateful Daniels.
The game fell into a bit of a lull as both sides made changes.
But Swansea wrapped up victory in the 78th minute as Courtney Baker-Richardson crossed to McBurnie who sliced his effort before Roberts struck the post with a rasping effort, but the rebound fell to James who calmly slotted beyond Daniels to make it 3-0.
Henrik Dalsgaard thought he had netted a late consolation for the Bees, although his goal was ruled out for offside.
Victory means Swansea remain unbeaten in the league at home in 2019, with Middlesbrough and Stoke City both visiting the Liberty Stadium over the next seven days.
Swansea City: Nordfeldt; Roberts, van der Hoorn, Grimes, Naughton; Fulton, Byers; Dyer (Baker-Richardson 70), Celina (McBurnie 70), James (Carter-Vickers 81); Routledge.
Subs not used: Benda, John, McKay, Asoro.
Goals: Dyer 1, 34, James 78
Brentford: Daniels; Konsa, Jeanvier, Sorensen; Dalsgaard, Odubajo, Mokojto (Dasilva 71), Sawyers; Canos (Marcondes 60), Maupay, Benrahma (Watkins 60).
Subs not used: Balcombe, Macleod, McEachran, Forss.
Yellow cards: Daniels 1, Maupay 44, Jeanvier 45+1, Dalsgaard 77
Referee: Mr Peter Bankes
You can relive the live match updates below:
FT: Swansea City 3-0 Brentford
What a night for Swansea who win 3-0!
Match reaction to follow.
Dalsgaard fires beyond Nordfeldt, but he’s offside!
We’re into added time here at the Liberty, and there’s been little to shout about in the final stages.
We’ll have three additional minutes.
Give us a wave
Potter is asked to give the fans a wave, and he duly obliges, to which the fans respond with chants of YJB!
James is once again fouled.
He’s then subbed for Carter-Vickers.
Swansea City 3-0 Brentford
Swansea take the free-kick quickly and Baker-Richardson crossed to McBurnie who scuffs his shot, it trickles through to Roberts who strikes the post, but the rebound falls to James who calmly slots beyond Daniels!
Dalsgaard is booked for a pull on James.
Henrik Dalsgaard goes through on goal, but he’s flagged offside before blazing well over.
A very flat atmosphere now as we see out the final stages.
Swansea have been much sloppier in this second half, but thankfully, Brentford have created precious little.
Josh Dasilva comes on for Kamohelo Mokotjo.
Oli McBurnie and Courtney Baker-Richardson come on for Bersant Celina and Nathan Dyer.
Fulton does well to head clear Watkin’s free-kick.
Swansea are about to make a double substitution.
A bit of a lull in proceedings here after those subs.
The game has slowed down significantly, and Swansea are looking increasingly reliant on counter attacks.
Sergi Canos and Said Benrahma are replaced by Ollie Watkins and Emiliano Marcondes.
Brentford are starting to cause a few problems here and win a corner.
Swansea manage to get it clear and Roberts plays Celina through on goal, but the Kosovan can’t quite lift the ball enough to beat Daniels who makes a fine save.
What a minute here as Brentford almost go through on goal, but van der Hoorn gets in a brilliant sliding tackle before setting his side up on the counter, and Celina’s cross is headed goalwards by Naughton to Dyer who swivels before firing just wide.
Swansea have a good spell of possession in the Bees’ half, and they can’t quite get a shot away until Celina curls well over.
Swansea break through Naughton and then Celina who finds Routledge in the box, but the frontman is well challenged and wins his side a corner.
Byers whips it into the box, but Brentford clear.
Better stuff from the away side as Odubajo has a shot blocked by Connor Roberts.
We’re back underway here!
No changes for either side.
Pictures from an impressive first 45 minutes
HT: Swansea City 2-0 Brentford
It’s 2-0, and Swansea are well worth their advantage at the break.
A fine half from the hosts.
Jeanvier is booked after clattering into Daniel James.
Another very cynical foul from the visitors.
We’ll have two minutes of added time here at the Liberty.
Maupay gets a booking for a very cynical foul on Celina.
Celina steps up to take it himself, and he hits the bar!
So close for Swansea.
We’re into the final stages of the first half here at the Liberty, and Potter will be delighted with what he’s seen.
Routledge tries to get in behind the Brentford defence again, although yet again, he’s in an offside position.
More slick play from Swansea sees Routledge go through on goal, but the experienced winger fires wide.
He was in an offside position anyway, so it wouldn’t have counted had it gone in.
James cuts inside from the left again, but he fires well wide this time.
What a half this has been so far for Swansea.
Swansea City 2-0 Brentford
Nordfeldt boots the ball long, and it goes all the way through to Dyer who nut-megs Daniels for his second goal of the night!
Half hour mark
We’ve just ticked beyond the half hour mark, and it’s plain sailing for Swansea.
Celina tries to play James through, but the Welshman is thwarted by a fine sliding tackle.
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