Wigan stun Man City, to face Arsenal


FA Cup holders Wigan booked a semi-final date with Arsenal after stunning Manchester City in a 2-1 win at The Etihad.

Uwe Rosler’s visitors bossed the early proceedings and Jordi Gomez fired a 20-yard shot high over the crossbar as Wigan settled into the game first, Sky Sports reports.

All the statistics were on City’s side after they had won eight of the last nine meetings between the two teams.

But Wigan got the goal their adventurous play had deserved on 26 minutes, when Martin Demichelis was bamboozled by a superb turn by Marc-Antoine Fortune, who powered into the box and was fouled by the City centre-back.

Referee Anthony Taylor had no hesitation in pointing to the spot – and Gomez made no mistake with his spot-kick, coolly sending Costel Pantilimon the wrong way to spark jubilant celebrations among the Wigan faithful.

The goal failed to kickstart City, who failed to test Latics keeper Scott Carson in a limp first-half display, and Manuel Pellegrini sent his troops out early for the second half, deciding to stick with his starting XI.

That decision didn’t pay off for the City boss as it was 2-0 on 47 minutes when James Perch outmuscled Gael Clichy to turn the ball home from close range after a fine cross from James McArthur

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