Double delight for Day – Keeper celebrates cup upset by becoming father to twins

Newport goalkeeper Joe Day has become a father to twin girls after dashing to attend their birth following his side’s FA Cup giant-killing of Middlesbrough.

Day, 28, rushed from the Rodney Parade pitch at the end of Tuesday’s fourth-round replay, having learnt his wife Lizzie had gone into labour.

Baby girls Sophia Grace and Emelia Lillie arrived later in the evening.

Newport tweeted on Wednesday: “A huge congratulations to ‘Keeper Joe Day and his wife Lizzie who gave birth to twins Sophia Grace Day and Emelia Lillie Day last night.

“Mother Lizzie and the two girls are all healthy and already looking forward to the #EmiratesFACup Fifth Round!”

Sky Bet League Two Newport, who beat Boro 2-0 after drawing the initial tie 1-1 on January 26, set up a fifth-round tie at home to Premier League champions Manchester City with the shock result.

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