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Last Updated: Thursday, 25 August 2005, 09:35 GMT 10:35 UK
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By Francis Keogh

Frank Lampard celebrates with John Terry
England star Frank Lampard produced the mother and father of goal celebrations as he netted twice for Chelsea in their Premiership 4-0 defeat over West Brom.

Lampard rocked an imaginary baby with team-mates including John Terry and Joe Cole.

It's alright, Lamps isn't losing the plot - he was celebrating the arrival of his baby daughter just days earlier.

Mind you he did call the little girl Luna. Clearly, the free-scoring midfielder was over the moon.

Lampard said: "It has been the best week of my life. This has put the icing on the cake. I am so proud. I heard the fans singing my daughter's name.

"She is only three days old - it took me three years before they started singing my name.

"I have been staying at the hospital with girlfriend Elen and the baby. I can't say I have had the best sleep but I am so proud.

"The manager has been fantastic. I didn't train on Monday and the manager asked if I was okay. Nothing was going to stop me playing. I am really proud of scoring my 50th goal.

"John Terry and I decided before the game how we would celebrate. I have seen it done before but I couldn't resist it."

Mazinho, Bebeto and Romario with the Brazilian baby routine
Original and the best?

  • Point of information 1: Bebeto, joined by Brazilian colleague Romario, can lay claim to patenting the 'holding the baby' routine after his antics at the 1994 World Cup. David Beckham and Man Utd team-mates tried the trick in 1999, after the birth of Beckham's son Brooklyn, when Dwight Yorke scored at Chelsea.

  • Point of information 2: Luna Lampard could be the first in a line of, er, Lunas born to footballing fathers. Beckham's wife Victoria has previously said she fancies the name Luna if the couple ever have a daughter.

  • Point of information 3: The baby's name (which in full reads Luna Coco Patricia Lampard) comes from the Spanish word for moon. Mother Elen, Lampard's fiancee, is a Spanish model.

    A selection of your comments...

    "USA 94 - Nigerian players' impression of a dog urinating on the corner flag. Hilarious." (Posted by KK)

    "Best: Gascoigne dentist chair. Worst: Andreas Moller hands on hips, Germany v England - both Euro 96." (CD)

    "Scariest: Temuri Ketsbaia (Newcastle United) when he started booting the advertising board, then took off his boots and shirt. When the game resumed, he was still in 'crazy mood' - with his first touch, he belted the ball as hard as he could into the stand." (G Sanderson)

    "Roger Milla - corner-flag wiggle. The original and greatest World Cup celebration" (Letalent)

    "Is it me or were some of the players copying Eugene's Big Brother Celebrations the day after the BB final - Andy Todd and Jermain Defoe... although maybe it was just coincidence?" (OJJ)

    "The best goal celebration is Ronaldo's (Madrid), where he flings his forearm across his face in 'embarrassment', like a cheeky kid trying to hide his 'shame' after plundering the cookie jar with such ease."(TBG)

    "It's gotta be Mick Channon's windmill celebration from the 70's - watch that arm go." (Redike)

    "Lamps is hardly original - I even saw a Stirling Albion player do it last year." (Adam)


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