Tuesday, February 20, 2018

FA Cup: Wigan Ends Man City's Quadruple Dream

Manchester City had Fabian Delph sent off and crashed to a shock FA Cup fifth-round defeat, with Will Grigg League One Wigan's hero. 

Will Grigg ended 10-man Manchester City's bid for an unprecedented quadruple as League One Wigan Athletic stunned the Premier League leaders with a 1-0 win in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

Wigan famously beat City by the same scoreline in the 2013 FA Cup final before dumping them out of the same competition the following season.

Fabian Delph altered the complexion of the contest with a rash challenge on Max Power – the England international's first-half red card meaning his is set to miss Sunday's EFL Cup final against Arsenal and subsequent Premier League matches against the Gunners and Chelsea.

Despite the numerical disadvantage, Guardiola's side dominated possession but an error from Kyle Walker allowed Grigg to bring the house down 11 minutes from time and book a quarter-final home tie against Southampton.

Wigan have now beaten Manchester City each of the last three times they have played them in the FA Cup. Will Grigg scored his seventh goal in this season’s FA Cup – more than any other player.

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