LeagueonesideWiganAthleticendedPremierLeaguerunawayleadersdreamofthequadruple(leagueCup,FACup,PremierLeagueandChampionsLeague)astheysecuredathrilling1-0victoryinlastnight’sFACupfifthroundmatch。

WiganfanswhostillrelivetheirfantasticFACupfinalwinoverManCityonly5yearsago,havesincedroppedtwodivisions,howeverthisistheFACupandtheyWiganplayersshowedwhyitisregardedasoneofthePremierKnockoutcompetitionsindomesticfootball。

Fromthestartthevisitorsappliedthepressure,withtheLatic’sspendinglongspellsinsidetheirownhalf。

CentrebacksDanBurnandCheyDunkleyprovingtobyaformidablebrickwallfortheeliteattackingforcethatCityhasmadeanameforthisseason,whilerightbackNathanByrnewaspossiblethestandoutperformanceashewithstoodcountlessManCityraidsdowntheirfavouredleftside。

Wigan’staskwasmadesomewhateasieronthestrokeofhalftime,FabianDelphdismissedforaheavychallengeonWigan’sMaxPower,whilethesameincidentalsoleadtoheatedexchangesbetweenCitybossPepGuardiolaandhisoppositenumberattheLatic’sPaulCookasthepairwalkedupthetunnel。

Thesecondhalf,wassimilartothefirstwithCityproducingone-waytraffictowardstheWigangoal,howeveritwasWigantotallyagainsttherunofplaythatopenedthescoringwithstrikerWillGriggfindingthetimeandpositiontosendawellplaced20yardeffortpastClaudioBravointheCitynetwithonly11minutesreminding。

Fromhere,Citypiledonthepressure,buttheWigandefenceheldfirmwithDanilo’sheaderbeingcalmlydealtwithChristianWaltonasthefinalhootersounded。

Unfortunately,thissparkedsomeunsavouryscenesasLatic’sfansinvadedthepitchincelebrationwhileCityfansthroughbottlesorwhatevertheycouldontothepitchindespair。

InwhatcouldmakemattersworseforCityistheiralltimeleadinggoalscorerSergioAguerowasinvolvedinanaltercationwithseveralLatic’sfanswhichwillbelookedatbytheFA。

Andcouldleadtosuspension。

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