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FA Cup final: Manchester City v Wigan - LIVE!

by Simon Rice (Online Sports... on May 11, 2013 at 2:15 PM
Welcome to The Independent's coverage of the FA Cup final between Manchester City and Wigan - live from Wembley Stadium with me, Simon Rice.

WIGAN HAVE WON THE 2013 FA CUP


See how the action unfolded below...

Zabaleta is shown a red card late in the game.
by The Independent on May 11, 2013 at 7:12 PM

The moment that mattered - Ben Watson scores the only goal of the game right at the death.
by The Independent on May 11, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Wigan celebrate Ben Watson's goal...
by The Independent on May 11, 2013 at 7:25 PM

And just a few minutes later celebrate the sound of the final whistle.
by The Independent on May 11, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Martinez does the classic fist-pump move at the final whistle. I think he can be forgiven for forgetting about the threat of relegation for a moment.
by The Independent on May 11, 2013 at 7:21 PM




  • 5 min: Aguero wins his side a free-kick on the edge of the box - it looks like the entire team wants to take it but eventually it's Tevez who steps up. Straight into the wall but Yaya's follow up needs a good save from Robles to keep it out.
    5/11/2013 4:21:02 PM
  • 8 min: Right from the off the City fans have been singing the name of Mancini - seemingly voicing their opinion on the talk today that he will be ousted this summer. Wonder if they'll still be singing his name if City lose today...
    5/11/2013 4:24:40 PM
  • 10 min - CLOSE! Great chance for Wigan. Kone and McManaman work it wonderfully to each other across the pitch. The latter gets into the box, fools Nastasic but then curls it just beyond the post. Great chance.
    5/11/2013 4:26:27 PM
  • 13 min: It would appear City fans outnumber those from Wigan by about 2-to-1 here inside Wembley. It's the smaller group away to my left with more to shout about right now though. They're side are working some good balls around the box and look a threat.
    5/11/2013 4:29:44 PM
  • 16 min: More good play from Wigan and they get themselves a corner when perhaps Kone should have shot earlier. Scharner gets on the end of the delivery but heads over.
    5/11/2013 4:32:07 PM
  • 17 min: Just when Wigan were looking dangerous again - Jame McArthur puts it out of play needlessly. Come on lad - you're team are on top here!
    5/11/2013 4:33:37 PM
  • 20 min: Chants of 'Come on City' are responded to by Wigan fans with chants of 'Come on Wigan'. Surely they could have come up with something more original than that.
    5/11/2013 4:36:01 PM
  • This Wigan fan has already got his hands on the cup! Oh no, it's actually just a tin foil one.

    5/11/2013 4:37:08 PM
  • Come on Wigan we're following you from the South of France. You gotta win!!!
    5/11/2013 4:38:12 PM
  • 23 min: Well Ann, I can't promise Wigan will win but I can tell you that little Shaun Maloney just had a shot from range that went just wide. Have a glass of French red wine and sit back and enjoy the rest of the match.
    5/11/2013 4:39:41 PM
  • 25 min: Nastasic shoots from range but with no power, no sense of direction and it leading to groans from the City fans - I hardly need add that it wasn't his best.
    5/11/2013 4:41:05 PM
  • Aguero in action for City.

    5/11/2013 4:41:25 PM
  • 28 min: Barry (who, as usual I hadn't noticed was playing) pops up to make an essential tackle just outside the box, bringing an end to a great run by McArthur for Wigan.
    5/11/2013 4:44:09 PM
  • 28 min - WHAT A SAVE: Nasri makes a run inside, plays it to Silva who cuts it back to Tevez - surely it's 1-0 to City - but no! Robles makes an incredible stop with his legs and the ball pings over the bar.
    5/11/2013 4:46:49 PM
  • In Spain having a glass of vino reading your updates cheers Simon! Come on Wigan - make my mother proud!
    5/11/2013 4:47:42 PM
  • 33 min: It would appear the readers of the Indy like a glass of wine. And here's something to raise your glass to if you're a Wigan fan - with City looking dangerous Nasri plays a loose ball to no-one much to the delight of the Latics fans here inside Wembley.
    5/11/2013 4:49:13 PM
  • 37 min - CLOSE: Oh McManaman - the Wigan forward goes close again and again. After breaking into the box he turns back after flooring Hart, then when about to shoot, dummies it again but despite all that, when he gets his shot off it's blocked.
    5/11/2013 4:53:27 PM
  • 38 min: Just before that Espinoza played a one-two and when in to the box went down under a challenge - huge shouts for a penalty but the ref was having none having it. The full-back was a bit slow to tumble after the challenge - right call.
    5/11/2013 4:54:24 PM
  • 39 min: It's City's turn to attack - Silva plays an incredibly dangerous ball across the six yard box but there's no-one there to meet it. This game has come to life again after a bit of a dull patch.
    5/11/2013 4:55:14 PM
  • Why?

    5/11/2013 4:55:30 PM
  • 42 min: Kone shoots from outside the box, it's deflected but loops into the hands of Hart. City are then down the other end and there's Barry (whoah - two mentions inside one half!) but his shot is tame and easily dealt with by Robles.
    5/11/2013 4:58:10 PM
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