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

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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."

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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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