Walking down the Boleyn Ground tunnel following Saturday's magnificent 2-1 Barclays Premier League win over Manchester City, Andy Carroll wore a broad grin on his face.
Meanwhile, Cresswell himself was gathering his family members together before heading home, having chalked up a match-winning assist for Diafra Sakho and helped the Hammers to another outstanding victory.
"Manchester City have spent over £300m in the last few seasons so to beat them was a massive result for us," said the ever-present defender, who also set up Sakho's opener at Burnley the previous weekend.
"We were talking before the game about the fact they are always on the move, their two centre forwards, two wide players and two centre midfielders are always moving around, so it was a tough test for us.
"You cannot just stand off players of that quality because, if you do, you are going to get picked off. They will always get a few chances, but the Gaffer's tactics were spot-on, we pressed them from the off and it worked for us.