New-born Aston Villa scoring sensation Liam Ridgewell wore the biggest smile in London on Wednesday night.
Barely 24 hours after witnessing the birth of his first child, a son Luca, Ridgewell scored twice in Villa's dramatic 3-3 draw at Fulham.
They were not the 21-year-old Londoner's first goals this term. Ridgewell, who broke his duck against Norwich City last season, also scored against Manchester City at Eastlands back in October.
But, in the wake of all the recent trials and tribulations he has gone through in his own penalty area, these ones meant a bit more.
"You'd have got long odds on me scoring twice," he joked. "I've scored at whatever level I've been playing at, usually with my head. But to score two in a Premiership match was something special.
"And they meant much more than my goal at Manchester City. That was just the consolation in a bad defeat. These two meant something.
"I'm still on a real high after Luca was born on Tuesday. And the two goals I got are for him."
Ridgewell shared his joy with the travelling Holte Enders with the 'rocking the cradle' goal celebration beloved by footballing fathers on such momentous occasions. And he was proud to do so.
"The fans were superb," said Ridgewell. "It was a freezing cold night and, at a really expensive time of the year, to see so many down in London was fantastic. They never stopped singing and it was great to send them home happy.
"It was a cracking game too, real end to end stuff. And although we came back into it three times, we still feel we could have won it."