After a record-breaking 2013-13 season, Swansea City returned to European competition for the first time since 1991.
During pre-season more records were broken as the club smashed their transfer fee, splashing out £12m on Vitesse Arnheim striker Wilfried Bony. The club made numerous moves during the off season, with Michael Laudrup dipping into the transfer kitty to add Jordi Amat, José Cañas, Alejandro Pozuelo and Jonjo Shelvey to his ranks as well as the return of Jonathan de Guzman on a season-long loan.
After seven wins out of seven in pre-season, the Swans faced off against reigning champions Manchester United at the Liberty Stadium. However, they were on the receiving end of a 4-1 defeat and after a slender 1-0 loss against Spurs a week later they earned a first win of the campaign against West Brom after a 2-0 victory at the Hawthorns.
Despite a slow start on the domestic front - including a League Cup defeat to Birmingham - the Swans made strides in Europe. After qualifying wins over Malmo and Petrolul Ploiesti, Laudrup's side produced a memorable victory over Valencia before another win over St Gallen.
They remained unbeaten in Europe through October and early November after successive 1-1 draws against Russian side Kuban Krasnodar, but they suffered a setback in the Premier League after a defeat to rivals Cardiff City.
The club's domestic form then began to fluctuate as the involvement in Europe began to impact on the squad. After just one win in ten league games between December and February and with the club just three points above the relegation zone, Michael Laudrup was relieved of his duties as manager.
The club moved swiftly to install fans' favourite and club captain Garry Monk as head coach and he got off the perfect start with a thumping 3-0 win over Cardiff at the Liberty Stadium.
The games continued to come thick and fast and despite a valiant performance against Italian giants Napoli, the Swans exited the Europa League after a 3-1 aggregate defeat in Naples.
The Swans' form again fluctuated throughout March and April but four wins in the last seven matches saw Monk's men end the season in 12th place.
Despite a gruelling season, Monk was handed the managerial reigns on a full-time basis and signed a three-year contract at the Liberty.
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Transfer activity was against rife in SA1 and there were plenty of comings and goings at the Liberty.
Bafetimbi Gomis and Lukasz Fabianski both arrived on free transfers, with goalkeeper Michel Vorm departing the club for pastures new at Tottenham.
The Dutchman was joined in north London by Ben Davies, with former loanee Gylfi Sigurdsson returning to the Liberty on a permanent basis as part of the deal that saw Davies head to White Hart Lane.
Colombian winger Jefferson Montero was another player to put pen-to-paper for Swansea while Argentina international Federico Fernandez arrived from Napoli for £8m.
The Swans were handed the toughest possible start with a trip to Manchester United on the opening day, with the Red Devils now under the guidance of new boss Louis van Gaal.
But the visitors didn't read the script as goals from Ki Sung-Yueng - his first for the club - and Gylfi Sigurdsson saw Swansea claim a historic 2-1 victory at Old Trafford.
Further wins followed against Burnley and West Brom as the Swans sat joint top of the Premier League heading into September.
Their consistent form was evident during the first months of the season as the Swans consolidated their position in the top six.
However, January saw the transfer window re-open and after the club sold top scorer Wilfried Bony to Manchester City for £28m the side's form did suffer.
But the arrival of Kyle Naughton and Jack Cork brought a new wave of optimism around the Liberty and an impressive 1-0 win at high-flying Southampton was the catalyst for an upturn in fortunes.
The turn of the year also saw Bafetimbi Gomis get his chance in front of goal and Nelson Oliveira, who arrived on loan from Benfica, provided him competition for the starting berth.
February saw the Swans picked up 10 points out of a possible 15, including a second win of the season over Manchester United.
April was another impressive month as the club lost just once in four games, and they continued this form into May, where they defeated both Stoke and Arsenal - achieving the club’s first ever double over the Gunners in the process.
The Swans rounded off the campaign in eighth place, their highest Premier League finish since winning promotion in 2011 and with a club-record points tally of 56.