Norwich City captain Russell Martin scores against Liverpool just hours after birth of his son

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We're not sure how he managed to get the energy to do this, but he did it!

We reckon nobody had a better Sunday than Norwich City's captain Russell Martin, even if it was presumably a little bit stressful! 

Now, Martin travelled to Merseyside for his team's clash with Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool at Anfield well aware that his wife, Jasmine, would be going into labour at some point.

And the Scot had to drive back over to East Anglia to pick his wife up, who had gone into labour at around 4am! Then, at 9.25am on Sunday, she gave gave birth to a boy, before just over an hour later, Martin was flying back to Liverpool with Norwich City joint-owner Delia Smith.

Most mere mortals would be absolutely knackered after his manic night, but it turns out Martin is some sort of superhuman as he managed to thump home the Canaries' equaliser against Liverpool.

And how did Martin celebrate? By producing the Bebeto baby cradle, as well as sucking his thumb! Speaking to the Daily Mail, the Scotland international said: "I hadn't slept a wink. I was running on empty towards the end – I was absolutely gone – but it was a great day and it makes it all worth it. It will be a great story to tell the wee man. I don't know what he's called yet. We are still in fierce debate. I was only there 45 minutes."

What a 24 hours! Well played Russell, well played! 

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