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Newport County goalkeeper Joe Day didn't know his wife had given birth

Joe Day was playing against Middlesbrough while his wife was giving birth to their twin girls.
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Media captionJoe Day was playing against Middlesbrough while his wife was giving birth to their twin girls.

Newport County goalkeeper Joe Day has said he did not know his wife had given birth to twins until his team's FA Cup match had ended.

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

Day was seen running from the pitch at Rodney Parade to get to the Royal Gwent Hospital on Tuesday evening.

He said he and his wife "always knew there was a chance" she would give birth during the game.

He added: "Lizzie backed me and made it an easy decision for me to play the game.

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