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07th Nov 2015

Gary Neville threw an impromptu party for Salford City’s FA Cup heroes at his flash hotel

Party back at my gaff


Friday night produced one of the great FA Cup shocks as Salford City, from the seventh tier of English football, defeated Notts County 2-0 in the first round.

TV cameras were on hand to catch all the action and the celebrations of three Manchester United legends who each have a stake in the club.

Nicky Butt, Gary Neville and Paul Scholes were overjoyed at the final whistle and took part in the post-match celebrations.

Neville went one step further by inviting all the Salford City players, staff and families back to the bistro of Hotel Football, which he owns along with Ryan Giggs, for a hefty shindig.

Drinks had been planned for the non-league side’s Moor Lane clubhouse but, so whipped up was Neville by the victory, that a call was made to the hotel and an impromptu party was held.

Neville told reporters, “To be honest it was just a bonus being here tonight. But we were the better team, it’s an unbelievable effort.”

Salford City, who are now in the pot for round two, will next play against local rivals Trafford on Tuesday night.