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Friday 25 April 2014

James McClean and fiancée Erin O'Connor celebrate the arrival of baby Allie-Mae

James McClean and new fiancee Erin Connor.
James McClean and new fiancee Erin Connor.

Less than four hours after James McClean was robbed of his first Wigan goal, he and his fiancée Erin O'Connor celebrated the arrival of their first child.

Erin gave birth to a bouncing baby girl in the early hours of this morning.

"Wee baby girl allie-mae mcclean born 6.9 at 1.15 both mammy @Erineyy and baby are good proudest day of my life #daddysgirl #overwhelmed," the Derry native tweeted today.

James McClean vented his frustration on twitter after his first Wigan goal was erased after referee Keith Stroud abandoned Wigan's game with Sheffield Wednesday last night with 30 minutes to go.

The Republic of Ireland international, a £2million summer signing from Sunderland, scored his first goal for Wigan in the 24th minute, coolly sliding the ball under Wednesday goalkeeper Damian Martinez after a fortunate ricochet off defender Roger Johnson had sent him clear into the penalty area.

McClean was frustrated by the fact that red cards count but goals don't when it comes to abandoned games.

"Well that sucks! Hows your luck ehh! #cheersref," McClean tweeted.

"So if the game abandoned after 60 mins surely they play game at 1-0 and ay remaining 30 wheres the fairness in 0-0 but red cards stand #nuts."

Wigan manager Uwe Rosler and Sheffield Wednesday caretaker-boss Stuart Gray agreed referee Keith Stroud made the right call when abandoning their sides' Sky Bet Championship match at Hillsborough due to a waterlogged pitch.

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