Two goals and a baby: Wigan player rushes from match to birth of his son

Ryan Colclough was on the pitch when he heard his wife was in labour, but still had time to score before rushing to hospital

A professional footballer who was on the pitch when he was told that his wife’s waters had broken had time to score a goal before rushing to the hospital to be at the birth.

Ryan Colclough ran off down the tunnel shortly after scoring his second goal in Wigan Athletic’s 3-0 victory over Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday night. He made it to the hospital, still in full kit, 30 minutes before his wife gave birth to a boy, completing a unique hat-trick for the winger.

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