Cobblers boss is on top of the world

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Northampton manager Ian Sampson rated the stunning Carling Cup win over Liverpool at Anfield as one of his top moments in football.

The npower League Two side, the lowest-placed club in the competition, recovered from Milan Jovanovic's ninth-minute goal to lead 2-1 with goals from Billy McKay and Michael Jacobs with just four minutes of extra-time remaining. David Ngog nicked a headed equaliser but the Cobblers prevailed in a penalty shoot-out with Abdul Osman netting the decisive penalty to clinch a memorable 4-2 triumph.

"I won a play-off final at Wembley as a player for Northampton and it ranks right up there with that occasion. To be a manger and win at Anfield after only one year in the job I'm absolutely delighted, it is a particular highlight," Sampson said.

"Full credit to the players, they are a young team, with the attitude and desire they showed I can't praise them highly enough. We regrouped quite well after the early goal and got ourselves into some good scoring positions," he added.

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