11 May 2013

Wigan triumph over City in FA Cup final

In a dramatic stoppage-time goal, Wigan Athletic storm to victory against Manchester City in their first ever FA Cup final.

Wigan Athletic made footballing history by beating Premier League giants Manchester City to win the FA Cup.

The winning injury time goal was scored by substitute Ben Watson, who snatched the trophy with a header.

The win is the team’s first major trophy in their 81-year history and it sent the team’s 30,000 fans at Wembley into raptures. It also gave Wigan – a town famed for its rugby – a shot in the arm as they battle to stay in the Premier League in the dying embers of the season.

Right from the start Roberto Martinez’s team were full of attack, keen to score the historic win over the favourites, City. Callum McManaman missed an early chance to score while goalkeeper Joel Robles worked miracles time and again.

But it wasn’t until the game went into three minutes of stoppage time, that the lowly Wigan managed to score.

Watson, who had missed much of the season since November after breaking his leg, scored a header from Shaun Maloney’s corner.

The jaw-dropping goal came minutes after City’s Pablo Zabaleta was sent off, leaving the team one man down.