Wigan Athletic stun Manchester club 2-1 at Etihad Stadium in repeat of last year's final
London: Second-tier Wigan Athletic stunned Manchester City in the FA Cup for the second season running with a shock 1-2 quarter-final victory at a disbelieving Etihad Stadium yesterday.
James Perch (centre) scores Wigan Athletic’s second goal past Man City’s goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon (left) at the Etihad Stadium. Pic/AFP.
City, newly crowned League Cup champions, were bidding to avenge their 0-1 defeat in last season’s final, but instead it was the holders — managed by former City striker Uwe Rosler — who advanced to a Last Four date with Arsenal.
Jordi Gomez gave Wigan the lead with a 27th-minute penalty after Martin Demichelis fouled Marc Antoine-Fortune and James Perch made it 2-0 within seconds of kick-off in the second half.
Samir Nasri pulled a goal back for City with 22 minutes remaining, but the Championship side — relegated within days of last season’s final — withstood heavy pressure from the hosts to record another famous FA Cup win.
Hull, Sheffield advance
Earlier, Hull City and giant-killers Sheffield United set up an unlikely semi-final showdown after coming through their respective quarter-final ties.
Hull defeated Premier League rivals Sunderland 3-0 at the KC Stadium thanks to goals from Curtis Davies, David Meyler and Matty Fryatt. Sheffield United, meanwhile, upset second-tier Charlton 2-0 at Bramall Lane.
. Jordi Gomez gives Wigan the lead
. James Perch doubles the visitors’ advantage
. Nasri pulls one back for City with 22 mins left
FA Cup semi-final draws
. Hull City vs Sheffield United
. Wigan Athletic vs Arsenal