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FA Cup win is King’s highlight

Steve King hailed his side’s shock FA Cup win over Swindon as the highlight of his managerial career.

Steve King hailed his side’s shock FA Cup win over Swindon as the highlight of his managerial career.

Macclesfield knocked out the League One side with a stunning strike from distance by Tony Diagne and Louis Thompson’s injury-time own goal, and King was understandably delighted after overseeing a famous win for the club.

"It’s my proudest day as a manager," he said. "To come here against a top side that’s looking to get into the Championship, I’m over the moon.

"To defend like we did against genuine promotion contenders – and some of Lance Cronin’s saves were excellent – it’s the best moment of my career. You dream about days like this and we’ll savour it. I am proud of them, they gave me everything."

While King was revelling in the success, opposite number Paolo Di Canio was fuming at his side’s performance.

The ever-eccentric Italian raged: "When I tell players they are average they get angry, but that was the case here. Now the club has to say sorry to everybody because they have damaged themselves. Sometimes they think they are Barcelona players, but they are not. Now I am angry. On Sunday at 7.30am we will be training and Di Canio will be the first to arrive."

 

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