Newport manager says players celebrated Leicester win by spraying water because club ‘can’t afford champagne’

Newport manager says players celebrated Leicester win by spraying water because club 'can't afford champagne'

Newport County manager Michael Flynn hailed his side’s FA Cup triumph over Leicester City as one of the greatest results in the club’s 107-history.

“It has to be up there with the best,” Flynn said after the 2-1 victory which was celebrated with water being sprayed around the home dressing room because the League Two side “can’t afford champagne”.

Flynn, the 38-year-old former Newport midfielder, said: “It hasn’t sunk in. I feel really proud. Over the moon. We’ve beaten a very good Premier League team.

“It’s got to be up there with the best win in our history. I can’t think of many others. (For me) one getting Newport back in the league, two keeping them up and three beating a Premier League team. If you ask me which order, I don’t know. Let it sink in first. Maybe I am biased. But this is a feeling I will never forget…We have put Newport County on the map.”

Asked how he had celebrated, Flynn said: “We only had water in the changing rooms. Can’t afford champagne. It’s huge. Not just for me but for the football club, the community, all the fans and the players, it’s something I am really proud of.”

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