Published: Thu, February 07, 2019
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Newport County vs. Middlesbrough - Football Match Report

Newport County vs. Middlesbrough - Football Match Report

The 28-year-old was playing a game against Middlesbrough while his wife Lizzie Day was in labour.

A post on the FA Cup's official Twitter account revealed the player's wife had gone into labour during the game.

"At the FT whistle, Joe raced straight down the tunnel to be with his wife".

The mid-table League Two side claimed another notable scalp as they saw off Tony Pulis' Middlesbrough 2-0 at Rodney Parade in their FA Cup fourth round replay to set up a tie with the Premier League champions. "Mikel wished me good luck and said, "See you soon", Flynn said.

Day, who had turned his phone off during the shock 2-0 fourth-round victory, asked manager Michael Flynn's permission to leave on learning the news, and rushed to the hospital to welcome his twin girls into the world.

"I am not thinking about Man City one bit, not a chance", Flynn said. "My thoughts after the game turn to Newport now on Tuesday night".

"I didn't know the girls had been born when I ran off the pitch at the end".

"Nothing was really happening at midday on Tuesday, but as I was driving to the game Lizzie called me to say that her waters had gone".

"He sprinted off the pitch and it's the quickest I've ever seen him move".

Newport, who are currently 14th in League Two, will now face Pep Guardiola's Manchester City at home on February 16 for a place in the quarter-finals.

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