Published: Sat, February 09, 2019
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Newport goalkeeper cuts FA Cup celebrations short as wife goes into labour

Newport goalkeeper cuts FA Cup celebrations short as wife goes into labour

Pulis' tinkering appeared to backfire on Tuesday, as Boro fell 2-0 away to Newport and were sent packing from the FA Cup in Mikel's absence, but the coach has quickly turned his focus on Saturday's visit by Leeds.

"We'd had no contact since before the game, but Lizzie told me there were two little girls and they were ideal and waiting for me to arrive at the hospital - and we've been here ever since".

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.

"It's nothing more than we deserved tonight, we were absolutely outstanding", Newport manager Mike Flynn said.

"They can match Championship players".

Tensions were understandably running high after around 500 Boro fans made the 540-round trip to South Wales, before watching their side collapse against the League Two outfit.

"I didn't know the girls had been born when I ran off the pitch at the end". "Forget the conditions, you have to match people and that's the real disappointment", said Pulis.

"He sprinted off, it's the quickest I've seen him move, and all our thoughts are with Joe and Lizzie and the arrival of the twins".

Elsewhere, Ivan Cavaleiro's victor spared Wolves' blushes after the Premier League side came from 2-1 down to beat League One Shrewsbury 3-2 at Molineux.

"We are going to have to be prepared - I might play nine at the back".

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