Wigan Athletic have amazingly won their first FA Cup ever, by defeating Manchester City 1-0 at Wembley, with the winning goal being scored by substitute Ben Watson with a great header from a corner in added time.
Ben Watson - after scoring winning goal in added time
And just before the goal City’s Pablo Zabaleta had been sent off for his second yellow card – and that could have given Wigan that extra drive to win the game, before it went to extra time.
And Wigan were as good or better in this game than their opposition-who have spent over £850M on their players in the last five years.
And it’s just amazing how Roberto Martinez gets the best out of his players – who individually are fairly ordinary, and not one of their players could get in the Manchester City side.
But this is a team game – and it’s a huge shock.
Newcastle had better ensure we get the win tomorrow so we are safe – because we wouldn’t put it past Wigan to save themselves again with two wins or four points out of their last two games at Arsenal and Aston Villa.
We must get ourselves to safety tomorrow with a win at QPR, and not let it get down to the last game – where – as we found out four years ago – anything can happen.
But congratulations to Wigan Athletic for a fantastic FA Cup final win.
And a message to Alan Pardew – please get the win tomorrow to save our season, our Premier League status – and our nerves.
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