Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul admitted their 3-0 win over Wigan was a "massive" three points.
United had not won a game since 28th October and Alan Pardew's men had lost their last four Premier League matches.
But the result was not in doubt from the 13th minute when Maynor Figueroa was sent off for a debatable shove in the box and Demba Ba slotted home the penalty.
Ba added a second and, after half-time, Gael Bigirimana, 19, scored a sensational third, his first professional goal.
Dutchman Krul admitted Newcastle's injury-hit team were desperate for a win - any kind of win.
"It's a massive win for us," he told Sky Sports. "Tonight, we knew we needed three points. The pressure was on us."
He admitted Newcastle may have been lucky with Figueroa's red card but said: "I don't think we've had many breaks this season. We've lost a lot of players to injuries and luck has not been on our side.
"But I think we...