What a week it was for English football. Three cities in Manchester, Liverpool and London were left jumping for joy as five clubs either won their league or made their respective European finals in Madrid and Baku.

A fourth English city in the name of Salford was left jumping for joy too as Salford City FC secured the final berth in next seasons Football League.

Goals from Mani Diseruvwe, Carl Piergianni and Ibou Touray saw the Ammies become the newest member of the league as they defeated AFC Fylde 3-0 in the clubs first trip to Wembley Stadium.

The achievement is a lucrative one for the club as they managed to land themselves an estimated £1million as they climb into the fourth tier of the English game.

Saturday’s result means that it was Salford’s fourth promotion in five seasons since the Class of 92 acquired the club in 2014.

FOOTBALL: Salford City promoted to Football League after Wembley win

The 79-year-old club has yet to experience the luxury of mixing with those in the upper enchelents of the English footballing pyramid on a regular basis, however they have had some incredible FA Cup ties in recent times, most notably their first round tie with League One side Shrewsbury Town this season.

Graham Alexander’s side fought hard in the top-tier of the National League this year and breezed the early stages, vying automatic promotion. However, a tricky period after Christmas saw eyeing another year in the National League.

Fear not, as a sensational run at the back end of the season saw them revive their automatic promotion hopes – but a defeat away to Hartlepool confirmed that their only route up the footballing tree was through a play-off fight.

A busy Summer of signings awaits no doubt as Salford look to continue their charge in the 2019-20 campaign, with the hard work beginning now according to manager Graham Alexander.

Speaking in his post match press conference at Wembley, Alexander revealed his joy at winning the play-off final against Fylde, praising the hard work put in by everyone at the club.

“We have plans and ambitions to go further.”

“Delighted for everyone involved with our club. There has been so much work put in since day 1 of pre season, and probably even before with recruitment and everything, but i don’t think it gets anymore special than winning promotion at Wembley.

“We knew it was going to be a tough game today, which it proved to be. I know the scoreline might not look like that but it was. We had to work extremely hard for however many minutes.

“im just so delighted for everyone that has seen this club rise and been there before the owners took over, the committee members and people like that, i know what a special day it is for them.”

Hear the rest of what Graham Alexander had to say below, including his thoughts on the class of 92 and their involvement in the club.

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