The tear-jerking event took place at half-time of Swansea's New Year's Day match against Aston Villa.
After a truly epic run-up from the half-way line, the youngster dragged his penalty low and left of the post.
Distraught and in tears, he was persuaded to come back and have another go - and this time, he made no mistake, 'doing a Stuart Pearce' to banish his demons by slotting home past the Swansea mascot.
And the drama was far from over for the lad: his team went on to score a last-minute goal to rescue a point against Villa and begin 2013 in dramatic style.
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