Date: 15th February 2018 at 11:31am
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Wigan Athletic and Manchester City hardly ever come face to face, so Monday evenings FA Cup Fifth Round tie at the DW Stadium will certainly make a change for both clubs and supporters.

Wigan Athletic: Who Are Ya?

Wigan owner Dave Whelan (81) bought the club in February 1995 when they were a Division Three team.

Premier League: 2005-2013

Once a stable and prominent top level club the so-called wheel fell off three days after they beat Manchester City in the 2013 FA Cup Final 1-0 (BAH!). In the end the writing was on the wall when they suffered a 4-1 defeat to Arsenal which saw them drop down a division ending their eight-year Premier League spell. Ironically, they became the first team to be relegated and win the FA Cup in the same season.

Three years in the Championship and with dwindling attendances, during the 2016/17 season Wigan found themselves applying their trade in League One.


Fifty year old Paul Cook has certainly been around the block as both a player and coach (mainly with North West clubs). In May 2017 Liverpool born Cook was appointed Latics boss.

The sound quality is pants!

League table

League One top scorers

Nick Powell stats

Previous 2017/18 FA Cup results

First Round
Saturday 4 November 2017
Wigan 2-1 Crawley Town

Second Round Replay
Tuesday 12 December 2017
Wigan 3-2 AFC Fylde

Third Round Replay
Wednesday 17 January 2018
Wigan 3-0 AFC Bournemouth

Fourth Round
Saturday 27 January 2018
Wigan 2-0 West Ham United

Wigan v Man City – Head to Head

FA Cup
Wigan and City have each got two victories under their belt.

League Cup
City are just ahead, 2-1.

Wigan – 5 wins
City – 10 victories
Draws – 3

Wigan has two Premier League scalps under their belt. Could there be three?

Come on CITY!

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