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Wigan Athletic F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 21 Feb 23:32

Manchester City upset at TV camera in Wigan tunnel bust-up

CHARLES SALE - SPORTS AGENDA: Manchester City were the most unlikely club to complain about the TV camera in the tunnel at Wigan that captured a raging Pep Guardiola.

Wigan Athletic F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 21 Feb 13:30

Russian commentator sings: 'Will Grigg's on fire'

Like fire itself, the infectious chant about Will Grigg has spread all the way to Russia with one commentator breaking into song while watching the Wigan striker's late winner against Manchester City.

Wigan Athletic F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 21 Feb 08:15

Battered, bruised but elated: Elder lifts lid on Wigan win

CALLUM ELDER - INSIGHT: It was an incredible night for everyone. The gaffer was really positive. He said if we don't go out and believe we can win the game there is no point fielding a team.

Wigan Athletic F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 21 Feb 01:42

Aguero claims Wigan fan spat in his ear after FA Cup clash

Aguero revealed the verbal abuse directed at him during a meeting with senior City staff and club lawyers on Tuesday and is understood to be considering legal action.

Wigan Athletic F.C. - Latest Team and Transfer News | Mail Online 21 Feb 01:41

Manchester City hit out at 'inadequate' Wigan security

Wigan officials held an hour-long meeting on Tuesday to review events and avoid a repeat ahead of the quarter-final against Southampton, although wholesale changes are thought to be unlikely.

Wigan Athletic – teamtalk.com 20 Feb 19:27

Aguero to avoid FA action but Man City and Wigan both charged

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero will face no disciplinary action from the Football Association for clashing with a Wigan supporter after Monday’s FA Cup tie, Press Association Sport understands.

Both Wigan, who won the game 1-0, and City have been charged by the FA for failing to control their players following Fabian Delph’s dismissal in the first half at the DW Stadium.

However, it is understood the FA will not charge Aguero for an incident that occurred on the pitch after the final whistle, when TV footage appeared to show the City striker raising his arm to push away a fan who had confronted him.

It is believed the governing body has reminded Aguero of his responsibilities, but it is also mindful of the situation City’s all-time leading scorer found himself in after thousands of fans spilled onto the pitch following Wigan’s win.

The FA is also understood to be taking no disciplinary action against players and staff from either side for the heated half-time row involving City boss Pep Guardiola and his Wigan counterpart Paul Cook.

The pair had argued on the touchline following Delph’s dismissal and television pictures showed Guardiola having to be restrained by colleagues in the tunnel, yet the FA is thought to be satisfied that no misconduct took place.

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ESPN FC - Wigan Athletic News 20 Feb 18:45

Wigan and Man City charged over FA Cup clash, Sergio Aguero avoids action

After an apparent confrontation between Sergio Aguero and a Wigan fan following Man City's FA Cup defeat, the FC crew discuss the incident and their concerns about fans storming the pitch. The FC crew review Man City's stunning defeat at League One side Wigan in the FA Cup, focusing in on Fabian Delph's red card. Manchester City and Wigan Athletic have been charged for failing to control their players during the FA Cup fifth round clash on Monday night, the Football Association has confirmed. But City striker Sergio Aguero will not face any disciplinary action over his altercation with a fan during a pitch invasion after the game. The FA will also take no action against any players or coaching staff from either team after an argument in the tunnel at half-time. Both clubs have also been asked to give their...

ESPN FC - Wigan Athletic News 20 Feb 18:04

Hislop: City didn't get out of second gear

Shaka Hislop, Ale Moreno and Craig Burley talk to Dan Thomas about Manchester City's defeat to Wigan in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

ESPN FC - Wigan Athletic News 20 Feb 16:41

Sergio Aguero 'spat and sworn at' in Wigan pitch confrontation - sources

After an apparent confrontation between Sergio Aguero and a Wigan fan following Man City's FA Cup defeat, the FC crew discuss the incident and their concerns about fans storming the pitch. The FC crew review Man City's stunning defeat at League One side Wigan in the FA Cup, focusing in on Fabian Delph's red card. Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero was spat and sworn at by a Wigan Athletic fan during the pitch invasion that followed their FA Cup tie, sources close to the player have told ESPN FC. Television footage showed Aguero raising his arm to push away a supporter as hundreds of fans ran onto the pitch after League One side Wigan's 1-0 win at the DW Stadium. Aguero will not face an investigation from the Football Association over his involvement in the incident, other sources told ESPN FC. But the...

Wigan Athletic – teamtalk.com 20 Feb 15:46

John Stones provides insight into City dressing room after Wigan loss

John Stones has admitted nobody at Manchester City saw their shattering FA Cup exit at Wigan coming.

City’s hopes of completing a clean sweep of four trophies this season were ended in dramatic fashion by the League One Latics on a controversial night at the DW Stadium on Monday.

While the post-match headlines were dominated by crowd disorder and a confrontation between the two managers, back in Manchester the Premier League leaders need to pick themselves up quickly for Sunday’s Carabao Cup final.

Having opened up a 16-point lead at the top of the table and all but qualified for the Champions League quarter-finals, that is not a situation City are used to or even anticipated.

Asked if he agreed City were always destined to lose a key game at some point, defender Stones said: “No. I think we’ve had that mindset that we can win every game and that’s probably why we have gone on such a good winning streak and not lost.

“I think it hurts even more that we’ve lost because we’re not used to doing it.

“We have only lost twice before this this season. It hurts. The feeling of losing is never nice for anyone but I think we take it to heart a bit more.”

City completely dominated possession throughout the game, even after being reduced to 10 men just before half-time, but spurned numerous chances to take the lead.

There were angry exchanges between City boss Pep Guardiola and Wigan manager Paul Cook after Fabian Delph was dismissed for a sliding challenge on Max Power.

The numerical disadvantage also caught up with City eventually and Wigan snatched victory with a brilliant breakaway goal from Will Grigg in the 79th minute.

It was the third time in six years Wigan had dumped City out of the FA Cup including, most famously, the 2013 final at Wembley.

Stones was at a loss to explain how it happened but wanted to turn his attention to the Wembley clash with Arsenal this weekend.

The 23-year-old said: “We felt we should have got something out of the game, at least taken the game back to the Etihad.

“It’s been cut short now, the run in all four competitions, which we wanted to be in, right until the end, fighting for everything. The overall feeling is massively disappointed.

 

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“It is a difficult one to take. They hardly had any chances on goal.

“But we have got to look at the game and make sure we take everything from it, good and bad.

“I think that is how we move forward and bounce back quickly because we’ve got the chance to win some silverware at the weekend.”

 

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ESPN FC - Wigan Athletic News 20 Feb 14:48

Cook: Shocked to be in FA Cup quarters

Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook says his League One team didn't even look at the draw for FA Cup quarter-final before knocking out Premier League leaders Manchester City.

ESPN FC - Wigan Athletic News 20 Feb 12:17

Cook: Wigan had to believe we could beat arrogant Man City

Wigan Athletic boss Paul Cook praises his players after a shock win over Premier League leaders Manchester City in the FA Cup.

Wigan Athletic – teamtalk.com 20 Feb 08:19

City unhappy as fan confronts Aguero and Pep has tunnel bust-up

Sergio Aguero clashed with a fan, while Pep Guardiola was involved in a tunnel bust-up as Man City’s quadruple bid was sensationally derailed by Wigan.

Advertising hoardings and other objects were also thrown onto the field as ugly scenes marred the League One side’s dramatic 1-0 victory over the runaway Premier League leaders at the DW Stadium on Monday.

TV footage appeared to show Aguero raising his arm to push away a supporter as a pitch invasion by thousands of jubilant Wigan fans after the final whistle got out of hand. The Argentinian then had to be pulled away from the individual.

Further disorder was sparked as a large group of Wigan fans ignored requests to leave the field to celebrate at the end where City supporters were sat.

The game itself, settled by Will Grigg’s superb breakaway goal in the 79th minute, had been a fiery affair with City manager Guardiola involved in a furious touchline row with opposite number Paul Cook.

The flashpoint had been the sending-off of Fabian Delph for a tackle on Max Power just before half-time. The pair continued their row in the tunnel after the players left the pitch for the interval and Guardiola had to be restrained by colleagues.

The matters could be looked into by the Football Association but the governing body did not respond to requests from Press Association Sport to comment on Monday night.

Wigan’s only comment on the crowd disturbances came from Cook.

He said of the pitch invasion: “It’s not correct but I haven’t seen these incidents so I’d rather not give an opinion, but players’ safety is paramount for everyone.”

The club did not wish to comment further. City manager Pep Guardiola did not see the trouble having already headed for the dressing room.

Guardiola said: “I was in the locker room, I didn’t see it. It’s safer when the fans are not there but sometimes it happens. The fans respect the players and the players the fans and go inside.”

Although City did not comment, it is understood the club consider the pitch invasion and Aguero incident to be unacceptable and will liaise with Wigan in the coming days.

 

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Wigan Athletic – teamtalk.com 19 Feb 22:48

Grigg scores late as Wigan dump 10-man Man City out of FA Cup

League 1 Wigan pulled off one of the biggest shocks of recent seasons as they dumped runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City out of the FA Cup 1-0 thanks to a late goal from Will Grigg.

Northern Ireland striker Grigg struck the decisive goal 11 minutes from time against a side often heralded as Europe’s best this season as City’s hopes of a quadruple were ended in staggering circumstances.

 

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The first half saw Sergio Aguero twice go close, while Fernandinho blazed a great chance over the crossbar when the ball dropped to him six yards out.

Grigg also hit the sidenetting for the hosts following a lengthy run as Wigan held their own against their big-money opponents.

The game’s major talking happened in first-half stoppage time when Wigan only half cleared a City corner and Fabian Delph went lunging into a 50-50 challenge that left Max Power in a heap.

Referee Anthony Taylor originally reached for yellow but produced a red after a seemingly late change of heart. The decision left Pep Guardiola incensed and several players, Delph included, confused.

City brought on Kyle Walker at the start of the second half, while Kevin De Bruyne was introduced with 20 minutes remaining.

And the Belgian was soon in the heart of the action, with his creativity opening up Latics on a number of occasions. However, despite a Danilo cross-shot across goal, and a blocked Aguero effort, Wigan protected their goal with intent and bravery.

And with 11 minutes left, Grigg capitalised on a Walker mistake to race through on goal and curl a fine low shot beyond Claudio Bravo’s reach.

City predictably attacked in waves, but there was no way through as Paul Cook’s side repeated their 2013 victory in the FA Cup final to book a place in the last eight of the 2018 edition and leave City’s Quadruple dreams in tatters.

 

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Wigan Athletic – teamtalk.com 19 Feb 20:12

Follow it LIVE as Man City tackle Wigan in FA Cup 5th round

Follow Wigan’s bid to topple Manchester City in the FA Cup 5th round, with live commentary, photos and the latest betting odds.

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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wigan Athletic | BBC 28 Jun 11:02

Buxton joins Burton after Wigan exit

Championship side Burton Albion sign former Derby County and Wigan Athletic defender Jake Buxton on a one-year contract.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wigan Athletic | BBC 26 Jun 13:27

Burton Albion sign full-back Warnock

Burton Albion sign full-back Stephen Warnock on a one-year deal after his release by Wigan Athletic.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wigan Athletic | BBC 21 Jun 23:18

Flores signs two-year Wigan deal

Winger Jordan Flores signs a new two-year contract with League One side Wigan Athletic.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wigan Athletic | BBC 21 Jun 10:00

League One fixtures in full

Find out your team's fixtures in League One during the 2017-18 season.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Wigan Athletic | BBC 20 Jun 23:12

Wigan agree to release Buxton

Wigan Athletic defender Jake Buxton leaves the club by mutual consent after 12 months of a three-year contract.

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