Wigan Win FA Cup For First Time – Beat Manchester City 1-0


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.

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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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67 comments so far

  • Ben3arfa

    May 11, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #1

    Do your job and then leave Pardew ..

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  • JTOONJ

    May 11, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #2

    last thing we needed was wigan winning, they’re going to start believing they can do anything now winning the FA cup and beating man city.. we have to beat QPR!

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  • Joe Blog

    May 11, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #3

    Congratulations Wigan.

    Ginger power!

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  • colwell

    May 11, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #4

    Mcmanaman best player on the pitch by a mile him or Jonas lol one is a true winger one is a ????? Sub maybe at best

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  • KRadiation

    May 11, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #5

    So what are the chances I’d get Lynched for suggesting we should sign mcmanaman in the summer if they go down and we stay up. He looked electric today with a superb burst of pace and ability to turn defenders inside and out.

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  • daztoon-anti christ is that the time

    May 11, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #6

    Thats how bad it is under Pardew that we all hope we can beat the bottom of the league with a host of internationals to stay up.If that doesn`t tell anyone how bad it has been under Pardew this season nothing will

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  • catchy in norway

    May 11, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #7

    hmmmmm

    where does this leave all you who dont want martinez as our manager,,

    he just won the fa cup with a team that cast half of aguero’s value

    and was the better team for the whole game,

    not a lucky win,, a deserved win

    well done wiggan

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  • Korean Magpie

    May 11, 2013 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #8

    Wigan will now go on a roll and are likely to get almost maximum points from their remaining games.. wish we had a manager that is at least half as good as Martinez..Pardew sure isn’t

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  • Cpt. Dreamboat

    May 11, 2013 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #9

    What competitions does this put in wigan for next year? can’t be champions league, can it?

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  • Goodfella

    May 11, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #10

    Thought this was nufc blog??????

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  • Jackel001

    May 11, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #11

    Roy Keane has just said ” Reberto will be there next season, maybe with a bit more investment” A BIT MORE!? wow haha

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 11, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #12

    And Martinez repeats to his players to have belief that they will go and WIN the game. Refreshing.

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  • yo-yo

    May 11, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #13

    Catchy

    wouldn’t touch him with yours

    one swallow doesn’t make a summer

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  • Joe Blog

    May 11, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #14

    I honestly just think Mcmanaman is riding a crest of a wave, looks to have no outstanding attributes aside from selling a mean dummy, something defenders wise up to after a couple of seasons, ask Damien Duff. He isn’t quick or anything. Defenders are just scared of him at the moment as they’re exposed to the same fanfare as we are. Once it all settles down, he’ll be about as good as Mathew Etherington.

    That sounded like a Ketsbaia9 post 😆

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  • Ketsbaia9

    May 11, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #15

    Wigan have to stay up now. They can beat Arsenal away. I still hope Villa will go down. We need a player like Mcmanaman. Sign him up. Espinoza, Scharner and Boyce were all immense today.

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  • yo-yo

    May 11, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #16

    Gooners need the win onTuesday.
    We need to win tomorrow

    End of story

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  • Smallietoon123

    May 11, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #17

    I think we’ll beat QPR, wigan will get a point of arsenal and then beat aston villa ( with out benteke ) and then Norwich will loose both games then in the summer carrol and PEA in collochinni and pardew out and then we can build from there !!

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  • Joe Blog

    May 11, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #18

    😆

    And here he is, to ram that down my throat!

    You have a habit of appearing immediately after been mentioned, Kets. 😉

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  • toon22

    May 11, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #19

    Imo the players are going to have a late night tonight,they arnt going to go home have a cup of hot choco and have an early night lol

    Would have been better with extra time but they are still playing in 3 days time.It might feel the seasons over for them now.

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  • AndyNUFC

    May 11, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #20

    Still hate Wigan, still hate Martinez, still hate Whelan, will always hate Mcmanaman.

    City were poor, no congratulations from me. I would never take a cup and Europe over staying in the league – I will gladly see them celebrate today, to then stay in the championship for a few years.

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  • croftus5678

    May 11, 2013 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #21

    no offence intended but martinez has been at wigan for some seasons now and is still in the relegation zone !
    and we did get to the 1/4 of europe so frustration at pardew aside i dont think theres much between martinez and pards tbh.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    May 11, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #22

    Even if Wigan pick up maximum points in their last two games a win for us against QPR and we are safe no matter what.

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  • 9

    May 11, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #23

    Congratulattions to Wigan, by far the better side throughout.
    Tomorrow we need to play with the same determination – QPR can be guaranteed not to care less- and then we’re safe.
    We hope!

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  • colwell

    May 11, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #24

    Yeah we only need a win tomorrow and we know how reliable we are for that.

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  • Jackel001

    May 11, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #25

    Big Pappa

    Exactly, it’s in our hands so if we win I can watch the game on Tuesday without a care in the world!

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  • colwell

    May 11, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #26

    Wigan and villa have realised they are in a dogfight and are trying their best too get out of it. Us on the other hand play like we have finished mid table with nothing too play for. We also look so unfit compared to other teams.

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  • Dennis Twice

    May 11, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #27

    …and Dennis says: “Attack Toon attack, attack!”

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  • Jackel001

    May 11, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #28

    Thought I could smell something off ^^

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  • nick_9

    May 11, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #29

    BPC – Can you see us winning against QPR though? I honestly cannot, we have no goals in the team and do not travel well. I personally believe there is more chance of Wigan losing at Arsenal and us drawing at QPR. We’re safe that way but the season was a write off long ago, now its damage limitation. Its beggars belief swansea and wigan can win cups this season and our wait goes on.

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  • Ketsbaia9

    May 11, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #30

    Who mentioned my name? I’m normally right in what I’m saying. Wigan are a decent team and deservedly won the f.a. cup today. Scharner and Mcmanaman were immense. Alcaraz would be a good signing for us. Good confident player.

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  • jimiley

    May 11, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #31

    The fat man is choking on his pint. He hates Dave whelan. Whelan has won something the fat man and the Toon never will. We are the eternal chokers whether we are trying to win something or fight relegation. Great to see Wigan play much better footy than we can only dream about. I want us to stay up but in footy terms they are much better than us. We should be going down because we play rubbish. I would swap their team and manager for ours at the drop of a hat. So jealous. Any crappy little team can win something except us. Dream on fat man!!!!!

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  • breno95

    May 11, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #32

    Superb result for Wigan. By far the better team from start to finish. Congratulations and the plaudits all deserved.
    Its an example to all that belief and a strong team ethic can pay dividends.
    Lets hope that our lot tomorrow will show the same qualities and secure our own PL status.
    As for the comments from AndyNUFC, not clever, lacking intelligence, immature and should be kept to yourself.
    If we are relegated it will because its warranted due to a very poor season. I hope we stay up and the wrongs of this season will be corrected and its serves as a kick up the arse to some who obviously need it as nobody has a divine right to play in PL and that includes NUFC.
    Hope Pardew has got our lot believing and prepared to win at QPR.

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  • davis_toons

    May 11, 2013 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #33

    This story needed to be retold.

    Ronaldo under Pardew will become Mr Nobody. Why?

    He hate cocky players, players with flair to display,

    Pardew: “Hey Cristiano, can’t you just get back there and defence for the good of the team?”

    CR7: …but I’m born to attack…i defence like a clown.

    Pardew: Stop all you nonsense excuse, now get back there and polish up your defensive skill. Before i drop you from playing and …(show off your skill)

    Some will ask: How about Messi?

    Pardew: Ok, guys he may be a good player or one of the best but he is too small to be in our team. We train Giants only. And our philosophy is not football on the ground.

    Players like Mcmanaman will only harm the team by not put in extra effort to defence.

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  • davis_toons

    May 11, 2013 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #34

    So do you guys still want Mcmanaman? Even if he is good on the ball? Putting aside the horrible challenge.

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  • Jackel001

    May 11, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #35

    I don’t know about you guys, but I’m starting to get really nervous for tomorrow! Time to have a whiskey!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 11, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #36

    The first time in my life of following football that I haven’t wanted the underdog to win an FA cup final,the Wigan response to that tackle and the hatred on that Mcmanamans face and btw wouldn’t want that fusker anywhere near a toon shirt.

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  • breno95

    May 11, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #37

    Davis
    Is there any point or purpose to your posts?

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  • northernirishtoon

    May 11, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #38

    Thought McManamon would be a good signing for us

    Then I heard the scouse accent

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 11, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #39

    breno 95
    lol,
    Davis toons is Indian and he means well although his posts aren’t as well written as he would like I think.

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  • Spotlight Kid

    May 11, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #40

    Andy@20

    Sit down, take a deep breath, and stop lying to yourself.

    There is no glory in 38 points from 36 games, but there is a joy everlasting an a lifetime of good feelings in lifting that cup.

    Success – footballing success – is what the game is all about. NUFC fans have long forgotten the meaning of the word, let alone had chance to experience it. Ashley doesn’t care – his success is measured in a spreadsheet. Fans now measure success in who we bring in over the summer months.

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