Sunday, 9 March 2014

Photos: City stunned by Wigan

                        


Manchester City suffered a shock FA Cup exit at the hands of holders Wigan as the Championship side booked a Wembley semi-final against Arsenal with a 2-1 win at the Etihad.
Wigan, who stunned City in last year's final, took the lead just before the half-hour mark, with Jordi Gomez scoring from the spot after Martin Demichelis had brought down Marc-Antoine Fortune in the box.


Then just 68 seconds into the second-half, James Perch stole in front of Gael Clichy at the back post to bundle the ball home and double Wigan's lead.
Samir Nasri pulled one back on 68 minutes, lashing the ball into the bottom corner from Micah Richards' stooped header, but Wigan managed to see out the victory.


Cool as you like: Jordi Gomez scored the opening goal for the visitors as they tried to spring a surprise
Cool as you like: Jordi Gomez scored the opening goal for the visitors as they tried to spring a surprise
Oops! Martin Demichelis stumbled over Marc-Antoine Fortune to give away the penalty
Oops! Martin Demichelis stumbled over Marc-Antoine Fortune to give away the penalty
Eyes on the prize: The Manchester City goalkeeper couldn't do anything about diving the wrong way
Eyes on the prize: The Manchester City goalkeeper couldn't do anything about diving the wrong way
Lightning twice? Gomez was mobbed by James Perch and James McArthur in celebration
Lightning twice? Gomez was mobbed by James Perch and James McArthur in celebration

Nipped in: James Perch got ahead of Gael Clichy to score Wigan's second goal just after half-time
Nipped in: James Perch got ahead of Gael Clichy to score Wigan's second goal just after half-time
Dreamland: Callum McManaman enthusiastically celebrates in front of the Wigan support with Perch
Dreamland: Callum McManaman enthusiastically celebrates in front of the Wigan support with Perch
Foot through it! Samir Nasri smashed in from 25 yards for City to set up a tense final quarter
Foot through it! Samir Nasri smashed in from 25 yards for City to set up a tense final quarter
Rush back! Nasri went straight for the ball in the back of the net so that Wigan could restart quickly
Rush back! Nasri went straight for the ball in the back of the net so that Wigan could restart quickly
Fashion: Manuel Pellegrini was rocking a club-branded hoodie in the dugout alongside Brian Kidd
Fashion: Manuel Pellegrini was rocking a club-branded hoodie in the dugout alongside Brian Kidd
Dejection: There looked as if there would be no way back for the Premier League side
Dejection: There looked as if there would be no way back for the Premier League side
Enjoying their day: Wigan supporters travelled to the Etihad Stadium in their thousands
Enjoying their day: Wigan supporters travelled to the Etihad Stadium in their thousands
Quick as he can: Sergio Aguero races beyond Emmerson Boyce as the hosts tried to press for chances
Quick as he can: Sergio Aguero races beyond Emmerson Boyce as the hosts tried to press for chances
See you later! Gael Clichy skips past James Perch attacking down the left hand side
See you later! Gael Clichy skips past James Perch attacking down the left hand side
Welcome back! Wigan boss Uwe Rosler was given a rousing reception as he returned to City
Welcome back! Wigan boss Uwe Rosler was given a rousing reception as he returned to City
Struggle: City midfielder Samir Nasri failed to really get going for Pellegrini's side
Struggle: City midfielder Samir Nasri failed to really get going for Pellegrini's side
All arms and elbows! Spanish midfielder Javi Garcia clashes with Callum McManaman
All arms and elbows! Spanish midfielder Javi Garcia clashes with Callum McManaman
Thumbs up: Alvaro Negredo didn't look too flustered as City found themselves behind
Thumbs up: Alvaro Negredo didn't look too flustered as City found themselves behind


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