Jack Grealish says Sunday's 1-0 victory over Birmingham City in which he scored the winning goal made for one of the best days of his life.
The 23-year-old, who was also captain again for his first playing visit to St Andrew's, netted what proved to be the decisive strike in the 67th minute – drilling a left-footed effort into the bottom corner.
And even after an unsavoury incident at the beginning of the match that saw Grealish attacked by a fan, he knows this derby triumph will stay with him forever.
He said: "Even with the incident, it's ended up being one of the best days of my life.
"I tried to let my football do the talking. Obviously I did that, because we're the ones here talking about three points.
"Captaining the club on my first visit to St Andrew's, scoring the winner and jumping into the away end is stuff I dreamed of when I was younger.
"I always used to say to Gabby Agbonlahor, 'I'd love to do that one day'.
"Today, I have. I'm over the moon."
Also asked if it was a better feeling than the one he scored at Villa Park in last November's 4-2 thumping, our matchwinner was in no doubt.
He added: "Definitely. That was unbelievable today.
"It went in slowly, but when it hit the back of the net I thought, 'it's celebration time'.
"All things considered, and with what happened at the start of the game, I think it was better scoring at their place."