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Beckham watches as Salford secure promotion at Wembley
AP, London :
David Beckham watched his Salford team secure its Football League place with a 3-0 win over AFC Fylde at Wembley Stadium in the National League playoff final on Saturday.
The former England captain joined some of his fellow co-owners from Manchester United's "Class of 92" players - including brothers Gary and Phil Neville, and Ryan Giggs - to cheer on Graham Alexander's side as the club secured promotion from the fifth tier to the Football League for the first time.
Emmanuel Dieseruvwe fired Salford in front in the 15th minute following a defensive mishap, with Carl Piergianni's second-half header and a third by full-back Ibou Touray completing what was in the end a comfortable victory.
It completed a remarkable rise for the team since the Nevilles joined up with Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Giggs to take control of the Ammies in 2014.