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Gary Neville and Nicky Butt hail little Salford's FA Cup heroics

Published 07/11/2015

Roy Carroll
Roy Carroll

Gary Neville and Nicky Butt could not hide their delight at Salford City's 2-0 FA Cup first-round win over Notts County.

Salford, who are co-owned by Manchester United's fabled 'Class of '92' and play in the Evo-Stik Premier League, were comfortable winners over their Sky Bet League Two opponents.

Danny Webber - himself an Old Trafford old boy - and Richie Allen put second-half goals past County's Northern Ireland goalkeeper Roy Carroll to book Salford's spot in round two.

Neville, Butt and fellow owner Paul Scholes watched on from a grass bank at the Moor Lane to witness their side's famous win.

Neville said: "I just thought it was a bonus being here, but I thought we were the better team, unbelievable effort. I thought it was brilliant, absolutely amazing that.

"They (County) didn't play well, but that wasn't easy for any club, to come here, our lads were unbelievable."

Butt added: "It's amazing, this is just fantastic for the lads. I thought they were the better team on the day and they took their chances and got their reward."

Ryan Giggs and Neville's brother Phil are also involved in the running of the club, but neither were at the game.

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