Shelvey hit a superb goal in the crucial win.
"We needed the three points," Shelvey, on as a second-half substitute, told Swans Player after his fantastic winner.
"It's important that we beat teams like Fulham because they are around us in the table. I think it will kickstart us for a good season now.
"I was disappointed not to start, but that's football. It was important to get on and show the manager why I think I should start."
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