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Joe Day vows not to lose any sleep over facing Sergio Aguero and company

Newport goalkeeper Joe Day does not plan to lose any sleep over the prospect of facing Sergio Aguero and company in the FA Cup on Saturday after missing the birth of his twin girls in the last round. Day hit the headlines in the fourth round after becoming a father to Sophia Grace and Emelia Lillie during County’s FA Cup giant-killing of Middlesbrough. That impressive 2-0 win set up a fifth-round tie against Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions – and Day insists he is sleeping soundly ahead of another sell-out Rodney Parade occasion. 👶👶 | 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 #EmiratesFACu...

Manchester City team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Newport County

Sports Mole looks at the latest injury and suspension news for Manchester City ahead of Saturday’s FA Cup tie at Newport County. Manchester City will continue their bid for the quadruple when they face Newport County in the FA Cup fifth round on Saturday evening. Pep Guardiola‘s side had been seven points adrift of leaders Liverpool a couple of weeks ago, but City now find themselves at the top of the standings on goal difference. The North-West giants produced one of their best performances of the season on Sunday as they thrashed Chelsea by a 6-0 scoreline at the Etihad Stadium. City have reached the last 16 of the FA Cup by recording convincing victories over Rotherham United and Burnley. Here, Sports Mole looks at City’s latest injury and suspension news ahead of thei...

Joe Day: I ran off the pitch and was told two little girls were waiting for me

Newport goalkeeper Joe Day has spoken of his double delight after becoming a father to twin girls during his side’s FA Cup giant-killing of Middlesbrough. The 28-year-old rushed from the Rodney Parade pitch at the end of Tuesday night’s fourth-round replay, having learnt his wife Lizzie had gone into labour. She had baby girls Sophia Grace and Emelia Lillie at the Royal Gwent Hospital during the first half of Newport’s 2-0 victory, which set up a fifth-round tie at home to Premier League champions Manchester City a week on Saturday. 👶👶 | County’s Number One Joe Day has spoken about his joy at beating @Boro on Tuesday evening – as well as his rush to the Royal Gwent Hospital to meet his twin daughters! 🍼#NCAFC👶 Full Story 👶https://t.co/yf3PLG1ziZ — Newport County AFC (@NewportCounty) ...

Come on the County – a closer look at Newport’s FA Cup exploits

Newport have pulled off a string of big FA Cup results on home turf over the last 13 months, recording victories against Leicester, Middlesbrough and Leeds, and forcing a replay against Tottenham. Now they are aiming for a fifth – and which would be the biggest yet – with Manchester City due to visit Rodney Parade on February 16. Here, Press Association Sport looks back at their proud recent record under manager Michael Flynn. Newport 2 Leeds 1 – January 7 2018 Shawn McCoulsky, on loan from Bristol City, wrote his name into Newport’s history books with an 89th-minute winner against the Sky Bet Championship visitors in this third-round tie. It completed a late turnaround for Newport, who had trailed to Gaetano Berardi’s ninth-minute strike. But Newport were level through a 76th-minute own g...

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

The 28-year-old rushed from the Rodney Parade pitch at the end of Tuesday’s fourth-round replay. 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. 👶👶 | 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! 🏆#OneClubOneCounty 💛 pic.twitter.com/dzJu9oMCRS — Newport County AFC (@Ne...

Newport goalkeeper runs off pitch after learning wife had gone into labour

Newport County goalkeeper Joe Day made a quick exit from his side’s FA Cup tie celebrations after learning his wife had gone into labour. At the final whistle of the fourth-round replay at Rodney Parade, the 28-year-old was seen running off the pitch after helping his League Two team to a 2-0 win over Championship side Middlesbrough. Day had returned after missing the first game, a 1-1 draw at the Riverside, with his wife expecting twins. 👶👶 @NewportCounty goalkeeper Joe Day’s wife has been close to giving birth to twins for days. 🕤 Tonight, she went into labour during The Exiles’ 2-0 win over @Boro. 🏃 At the FT whistle, Joe raced straight down the tunnel to be with his wife. 💛 Good luck Joe and family! pic.twitter.com/w46gD2GjoM — The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) February ...

Joe Day makes sharp exit after Newport win to attend birth of twins

Newport County goalkeeper Joe Day made a quick exit from his side’s FA Cup tie celebrations after learning his wife had gone into labour. At the final whistle of the fourth-round replay at Rodney Parade, the 28-year-old was seen running off the pitch after helping his League Two team to a 2-0 win over Championship side Middlesbrough. Day had returned after missing the first game, a 1-1 draw at the Riverside, with his wife expecting twins. 👶👶 @NewportCounty goalkeeper Joe Day’s wife has been close to giving birth to twins for days. 🕤 Tonight, she went into labour during The Exiles’ 2-0 win over @Boro. 🏃 At the FT whistle, Joe raced straight down the tunnel to be with his wife. 💛 Good luck Joe and family! pic.twitter.com/w46gD2GjoM — The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) February ...

Day to remember for Newport as goalkeeper rushes off to birth of twins

Newport delivered an FA Cup giant-killing act against Middlesbrough before goalkeeper Joe Day sprinted off the Rodney Parade pitch to attend the birth of his twins. Second-half goals from Robbie Willmott and Padraig Amond secured County a fifth-round home tie with Premier League champions Manchester City on February 16. Day had missed the first game with Middlesbrough, a 1-1 draw at the Riverside, to be with his wife Lizzie, but the 28-year-old made himself available for the Rodney Parade replay. 👶👶 @NewportCounty goalkeeper Joe Day’s wife has been close to giving birth to twins for days. 🕤 Tonight, she went into labour during The Exiles’ 2-0 win over @Boro. 🏃 At the FT whistle, Joe raced straight down the tunnel to be with his wife. 💛 Good luck Joe and family! pic.twitter.com/...

Result: Newport beat Middlesbrough to set up FA Cup clash against Manchester City

Newport set up an FA Cup money-spinner against Manchester City by upsetting Middlesbrough 2-0 in their fourth-round replay. Robbie Willmott and Padraig Amond were the heroes as Sky Bet League Two minnows County – the lowest-ranked side in the last 16 – bridged a gap of 57 places between them and Championship side Middlesbrough on the league ladder. It was a thoroughly miserable evening for Tony Pulis, who was brought up just a few miles away from Rodney Parade. The giant killers have done it again! 🔥 Next up for @NewportCounty: @ManCity! pic.twitter.com/fWCPyPIjwX — The Emirates FA Cup (@EmiratesFACup) February 5, 2019 But the Boro boss can have no complaints as his side were second best in every department in joining a recent list of Rodney Parade cup casualties that also includes Leeds a...

Newport boss Flynn ‘not thinking about Man City one bit’ ahead of Boro replay

Newport manager Michael Flynn is refusing to consider the prospect of a lucrative FA Cup tie against Manchester City ahead of a fourth-round replay with Middlesbrough. A home tie with Pep Guardiola’s Premier League champions on February 16 is the prize for the winner of Tuesday’s replay at Rodney Parade. And Flynn had his own idiosyncratic way of describing why City are simply not on his agenda, referring to the popular Jim Bowen-hosted TV programme Bullseye of the 1980s and 1990s, where a speedboat was among the main prizes. “I am not thinking about Man City one bit, not a chance,” Flynn said. “This could end up like Bullseye – Bully’s special prize, look what you could have won! “You start getting carried away and you see the boat floating off, and you end up with a rubber dinghy.” Asked...

Chelsea bid £1m for highly rated Bristol City prospect?

Chelsea reportedly launch a £1m bid for 18-year-old Bristol City winger Antoine Semenyo. Chelsea have reportedly launched an opening bid for highly rated Bristol City teenager Antoine Semenyo. The 19-year-old is currently on loan at Newport County, where he has netted six goals in 31 appearances. The Premier League side may lose their 18-year-old forward Callum Hudson-Odoi to Bayern Munich this month, who are reportedly preparing to launch a £40m bid. According to The Daily Mail, Chelsea have bid £1m for Semenyo, who would be placed into the Under-23 squad in West London. Semenyo has just one appearance for his parent club Bristol City, which came in the final league match of last season in a 3-2 defeat to Sheffield United.

Flynn keen to outshine mentor Pulis when Newport take on Middlesbrough

Newport boss Michael Flynn is ready to prove the apprentice has become the master when he faces mentor Tony Pulis. The Exiles go to Middlesbrough in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday having already knocked out Leicester this season. Welshmen Flynn and Pulis are friends away from the dugout, with Boro chief Pulis having offered advice to rookie manager Flynn, who has been in management less than two years. But while 37-year-old Flynn will share a drink with Pulis afterwards, their friendship is on hold. He said: “He’s probably got me some nice Welsh lager. It’s all about showing respect to the opposition manager and Tony is someone I’ve spoken to in the past when I’ve looked for advice, and I’ll be all ears on the weekend after the game. “We haven’t had contact this week, we’re profession...

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