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Wembley Stadium (ATT 86,254) 11th May 2013 - Kick off 17:15 Ref: A Marriner

Man City Manchester City vs Wigan Athletic Wigan

Man City 0

P Zabaleta (S/O 84)


Wigan 1

B Watson (90+1)

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  1. Man City 0 Wigan 1. It's over and the Latics have done it! They have stunned City at Wembley and will lift the FA Cup for the first time in their history. What a day and what a moment for Wigan.

  2. 90+4

    Final seconds at Wembley. Milner with a long throw. Dzeko touches on, but the ball won't break for Kompany. Espinoza hammers out of play. Martinez waving his arms around frantically on the sidelines.

  3. 90+3

    Watson was left all alone to power home his header. Rodwell got nowhere near him at the near post. Joel is booked as he takes an age with a goal kick.

  4. 90+2

    Watson almost in tears as he celebrates. Dzeko has been introduced for City in place of Barry. Last throw of the dice, and a desperate one now.

  5. 90+1

    GOAL WIGAN - WATSON. They've done it! The underdogs are in front, Maloney whips the corner to the near post and Watson rises highest to glance past Hart.

  6. Three minutes of stoppage-time to be played.

  7. 90

    McManaman brought into play again. He breaks past Clichy, who is all over the place. He sticks out a toe, and McManaman goes down. Corner given. Big call.

  8. 89

    Aguero offside again. He is doing City few favours at the moment. Wigan can keep on coming. They have to keep the Blues on the rack. Mancini's men playing for extra-time and a bit of a break.

  9. 88

    Prayers from Wigan fans in the stands. It doesn't do them any good, as Watson fires a poor effort into the wall. Kone then collects in the box and finds Maloney, who sees Kompany put in another brave block.

  10. 87

    City fans find their voice, with Blue Moon ringing out around Wembley. They need to stick together now, with 10 men looking to get the better of Wigan's 11. Maloney tripped this time 30 yards from goal by Barry. He goes into the book.

  11. 86

    Maloney gets the ball up and over the wall. It starts to dip, but is always heading well wide and Hart can watch it past the post. City can't get anything going as Aguero is flagged offside.

  12. 85

    Zabaleta makes his way down the tunnel. He had no complaints with the card, but isn't too happy with his team-mates for putting him a position where he had to make a sliding tackle. Free-kick to Wigan 30 yards from goal.

  13. 84

    Clichy with yet another cross, which Boyce rises to clear. Wigan can counter. McManaman leads the charge and is caught by a flying lunge by Zabaleta. He is shown a second yellow card. Only the third man in history to see red in an FA Cup final.

  14. 83

    Hart taking his time with a clearance, which he then plays into trouble. Toure had two Wigan players next to him as he collected a pass. Wigan then let themselves down as McArthur runs the ball out of play. Tired bodies and minds out there now.

  15. 82

    McManaman involved again for Wigan. McCarthy fires over a low cross. Watson's first touch sees him rattle in a shot, which is blocked. City able to clear their lines.

  16. 81

    Wigan playing out from the back, as they ready their first change. Watson introduced in place of Gomez. Martinez has held his subs back, possibly planning for extra-time.

  17. 80

    Toure with a tired shot, but it flicks behind for a corner to City. Entering the stage of the game where a goal would likely settle matters. We don't get one here as Milner's delivery is plucked out of the air by Joel. Wigan drag themselves forward once more.

  18. 79

    City finding plenty of space on their left now, through Clichy. He sends them right towards Milner. Rodwell then cross to the back post, but Clichy can't find Aguero with a downward header.

  19. 78

    Boyce at Toure's back, not allowing him to turn. Aguero instead tees up Rodwell from 30 yards out. He sees a fierce drive blocked. Wigan refusing to buckle.

  20. 77

    Patient play from City, but Wigan drag everyone back. Wigan supporters making the most noise at the moment. Clichy tries to provide a spark for City, but a poor cross is easily cleared.

  21. 76

    Maloney delivers from the set-piece. He gets a bit too much on it, but sees the ball flick off the top of the crossbar and its way behind. Hart was worried for a moment. Rain starting to fall at Wembley.

  22. 75

    McManaman causing problems again. This time he cuts inside Nastasic and is bundled over. The City defender is booked. Promising position for Wigan. Free-kick wide on their right.

  23. 74

    McManaman runs at Clichy, and past him. He cross, but has only Kone in the middle. Milner concedes a throw, keeping Wigan deep inside the City half. They are forced backwards.

  24. 73

    Kone caught on the ball by Zabaleta. Silva finds Toure, but can't collect a return pass. Silva does down after tussling with Scharner, but again no penalty.

  25. 72

    Needless free-kick conceded by Espinoza. He clatters into Milner wide on the City right. Chance for them to load the box. Set-piece is about level with the penalty spot. Milner delivers, and Rodwell nods at Joel.

  26. 71

    Supporters doing their bit - they are still enjoying themselves. Things will, however, get nervy as we approach the 90-minute mark. On the field, Clichy crosses, but onto the head of Alcaraz.

  27. 70

    Silva will now play off Aguero, who trips McArthur. It's been a frustrating afternoon for City so far as they haven't got going at all. Not sure if Rodwell, rather than Tevez, is the man to provide a moment of magic.

  28. 69

    Silva jinks down the City left and crosses from by the corner flag. No-one goes to the front post and Joel can fall to his knees and gather. Change made by City as Rodwell replaces Tevez. Very odd call.

  29. 68

    City ready to make their second change, but it won't be Dzeko. Rodwell is stripped and ready. Mancini giving him some final instructions. Would have thought a striker would be the better option?

  30. 67

    Kompany, who put in the block on McManaman, with more strong defending to prevent Kone slipping down the Wigan left. City can't get their passing game going. Wigan not allowing them to play.

  31. 66

    McManaman leaves Clichy on the floor, but floats a cross to the back post when everyone had come near. He is soon back on the ball and slipping past Clichy again. This time his shot is blocked. City rocking.

  32. 65

    Milner picked out by Toure and beats two men. Gomez the man to bring his burst to a halt. Wigan work so hard as a collective unit, with everyone prepared to do their bit for the cause.

  33. 64

    McArthur into Kone, 30 yards from goal. Wigan work the ball well on the edge of the City box and into the feet of Gomez. He cuts across an ambitious shot and fires high into the stands.

  34. 63

    Another wasted opportunity from a set-piece. Silva this time puts far too much on a delivery whipped to the back post and it sails behind. No surprise to see Dzeko out warming up.

  35. 62

    Toure with few options ahead of him, so has to go wide to Milner. Tevez then sent to the turf by Gomez. He was caught by a high boot. Free-kick to City 35 yards from goal wide on their right.

  36. 61

    Milner offering width now on the City right. He brings Zabaleta into play. He sends a cross-shot along the six-yard line, but Silva can't catch up with the ball at the back post.

  37. 60

    Kompany cuts out a long ball intended for Kone. City look right. Milner heads towards the corner, and wins one off Gomez. Set-piece played short, before Silva hangs over a cross. Not the best. As Wigan counter, Zabaleta is booked for a cynical foul on McManaman.

  38. 59

    Time for Gomez to cross, but once again he doesn't. Wigan need to make City work harder from wide areas. They are trying one pass too many.

  39. 58

    McCarthy runs away from Toure, but is bundled out of play. He wants a free-kick, but was just outmuscled. Nice touch from Tevez into Silva. He has Aguero square, who goes down. He was being watched by Scharner, but nothing given.

  40. 57

    Gomez plays the set-piece short and Wigan end up back at halfway. Wasted opportunity. Scharner looks for Espinoza, but sends the ball out of play. Can never understand short corners - just get the ball in the box and see what happens.

  41. 56

    McCarthy tripped in midfield, but play continues. McArthur and McManaman combine. The latter beats Clichy and sees a cross cannon behind off Kompany for a corner.

  42. 55

    Nasri is the man to have his number shown. He takes a low trudge to the sidelines. He has been quiet this afternoon and can have few complaints at being replaced by the hard-working Milner. Back under way and Clichy finds space for a cross, which is cleared by Scharner.

  43. 54

    Nasri involved again, in what could be his final act. He helps City go right. Tevez and Toure take over, but the former can't connect with a dipping pass sent towards the back post.

  44. 53

    Clichy bombing forward from left-back. He combines with Nasri, who plays into the feet of Aguero, but he can't turn in the box with his back to goal. Maloney then pulled up for a foul on Barry.

  45. 52

    Espinoza slides left to Maloney. Barry keeps his eye on the ball and blocks the Wigan man's run. Milner being summoned back to the City bench. He is being readied to come on. Mancini blinks first.

  46. 51

    Silva tries again. Joel comes to try and meet the delivery, but gets nowhere near it. He is fortunate to see the ball loop up and onto the roof of the net. Looked like another corner, but goal kick given.

  47. 50

    Tevez pops up on the left and fires a low cross to the front post. Aguero meets the delivery, but sees a flicked effort deflected behind off Boyce. Silva's corner is put behind for another by Scharner.

  48. 49

    Nasri looks to stand up McManaman. He twists onto his left foot, but sends the ball high over the crossbar with blue shirts waiting in the middle. How long with both managers leave it before making changes?

  49. 48

    Zabaleta can't beat the first man with a cross from the right. Kone looks to hold up play for Wigan, and is bundled over by Kompany. Smart forward play the Ivorian, who has been bright today.

  50. 47

    Space for Gomez to find Kone. He lays back to McManaman, who tees up McCarthy. He looks to shoot as the ball runs across him, but drags his effort badly and fires well off target.

  51. 46

    Tevez with a strong chase down the City ring. He is able to hook over a low cross, but Aguero caught on his heels. Wigan can't keep hold of the ball and City can build from the back.

  52. City get the second half under way. No changes at the interval by either side.

  53. City back out first, Wigan waiting around in the tunnel. We are almost ready for the second 45 minutes in the 2013 FA Cup final. Will we get a winner inside 90 minutes?

  54. Mancini back on his seat early. He clearly thinks he has got his message across. He needs City to seriously raise their game if they are to get their hands on the trophy.

  55. Remember you can also bet in-play at Man City now 1/2 to win, with Wigan 6/1 and the draw 5/2. You can get 6/1 on City to win in extra-time.

  56. How do you see the second half going? Get your thoughts in to or @SkySportsChrisB.

  57. Man City 0 Wigan 0. Goalless at the interval. The Latics have more than held their own, while City have had chances of their own. Still all to play for.

  58. 45+1

    Zabaleta nods out from in front of Espinoza. City fail to get out of their own half. A bit sloppy from them, but it looks like they will get into the interval with a clean sheet intact.

  59. One minute of stoppage-time to be played.

  60. 45

    Nasri bundles his way onto his right foot 20 yards out. He shoots, but Joel is able to put in a comfortable save which is parries wide to the Wigan left. The Latcis back into their footballing stride.

  61. 44

    Kone does well to hold off Kompany, but fails to bring others into play. Tevez moves through midfield and looks left once more. City have no options down the right, with Zabaleta sitting deep.

  62. 43

    Flag up against Kone as Joel fires long. Needless as he invites City back onto the attack. Wigan prepared to drop deep and line up along the edge of their box. City can't pick the lock as Clichy drifts offside.

  63. 42

    Espinoza unable to keep the ball in play once again. He has been hit and miss so far. Silva leading City forward, but he is surrounded by three black shirts. McCarthy can guide Wigan up field.

  64. 41

    Tevez can't shake off Boyce, but ends up running away from him. Zabaleta suddenly sprung clear, and he sees a shot deflected into the path of Barry. He opens up his body from a tight angle, but shoots straight down the throat of Joel.

  65. 40

    All very congested for City in the middle of the park - they lack width. Wigan steal the ball back and send Kone running wide to the left. He cuts onto his right foot and sees a 20-yard shot loop into the air and into the arms of Hart.

  66. 39

    Looking at the Espinoza incident again, and it looks like the right call was made. Zabaleta may have touched him slightly, but not enough to send him over. Wigan man may be fortunate to escape a caution.

  67. 38

    Boyce runs out from the back, but is caught on the ball by Aguero. Nasri found wide, and has Clichy breaking past him. McArthur blocks his attempted cross. Nasri involved again and feeds a dangerous delivery across the face of goal. No-one gambling for City.

  68. 37

    Tevez dropping into midfield to get on the ball. He then gives it away looking for Toure. Wigan fans urge their players forward - they sense they have City rocking at the back.

  69. 36

    Tevez turns on the edge of the box and slides square. He tees up Toure, who sees a shot blocked. At the other end, McManaman is sprung clear. He twists and turns past Hart on two occasions, but can't get a shot in as City flood players back onto the line. End-to-end stuff.

  70. 35

    Huge penalty shout for Wigan is waved away. Espinoza breaks into the box and goes to ground after being challenged from behind by Zabaleta. He is waved back to his feet. Big call by Andre Marriner.

  71. 34

    Wigan take the chance to play keep-ball in their own half. Tevez eventually comes to close them down. Kone found down the left, but leaves no-one in the middle.

  72. 33

    Gomez invited to try his luck from distance. He does, but fires straight at Kompany. Espinoza first to the loose ball. Wigan forced backwards again and end up losing possession. They need to take a few more risks.

  73. 32

    Solid from Boyce as he stands up to Nasri, wins the ball and then plays it off the City man for a goal kick. McArthur not too happy to see a throw-in decision go against him as he challenges for a high ball with Clichy.

  74. 31

    Wigan warned as to how important it is to keep their concentration. They have settled again, though, and need to keep plugging away. Aguero causing them problems this time as he breaks in behind down the left.

  75. 30

    Set-piece taken short, and the move breaks down. Joel's save was top drawer, as he stuck out a leg to divert a bobbling effort from Tevez up and over the crossbar. The City striker is involved again here, but lashes high over the top from a tight angle.

  76. 29

    Patient build-up from City as they start at the back. Kompany then drills a pass into the path of Nasri. He drifts inside and slides into Silva. He squares for Tevez, who is denied by a brilliant save from Joel. Corner to City.

  77. 28

    Barry down the middle towards Aguero, but Scharner has him well marshalled. Wigan too eager to go down their left and Espinoza can't keep the ball in play. Nasri getting instructions from Mancini.

  78. 27

    McManaman skips inside one challenge and towards the area. Barry tracking him all the way and puts in a perfectly-timed tackle. City unable to mount an attack of their own.

  79. 26

    Both sides deserve plenty of credit for trying to play football in the right way. They don't have much choice, though, with neither possessing a target man - an easy out ball. All a bit predictable in the final third at the moment.

  80. 25

    Tevez cuts inside from a starting post on the left flank. He finds Nasri, who in turn picks out Toure. He tries to create space for a shot, but Wigan hold firm. Espinoza is then sent tumbling by Silva and the Latics can clear their lines.

  81. 24

    Nastastic invited forward from centre-half. He suffers a rush of blood 35 yards from goal and looks to pull the trigger. He drags a poor effort well wide of the target. Joel remains untroubled.

  82. 23

    City prepared to slow things down in midfield. Toure then goes long down the left for Tevez, and Scharner has to concede a throw as he comes across to cover.

  83. 22

    Head tennis for a moment, until Gomez gathers and sets off towards goal. Espinoza cuts onto his right foot and crosses, but Kompany is in the right place to nod clear for City. Maloney gathers the loose ball and returns it narrowly wide of the target from 25 yards out.

  84. 21

    Wigan play the ball along their back four. City sitting off a bit now. They were chasing all over the place early on, but are looking to save their energy. I think they realise they aren't going to have things all their own way.

  85. 20

    Silva cuts inside onto his left foot. A cross/pass down the middle almost picks out a run from Aguero. Joel relieved to gather. McManaman leads another Wigan charge, but it breaks down. City look to settle things down.

  86. 19

    Kone breaking into space down the Wigan left. He has little support and takes on a shot, which is blocked just inside the box. Wigan able to remain in possession, but another pass slid into the area is gathered by Hart.

  87. 18

    Espinoza unable to keep the ball in play this time. City prepared to play their way out from the back. Silva drifts to the right and makes his way into the box. He can't force over a cross.

  88. 17

    Another penalty shout, at the other end this time, as Aguero runs into Alcaraz. Nothing given. City remain in possession and win a throw. Wigan drag 10 men back behind the ball.

  89. 16

    Wigan dominating possession at the moment. Espinoza down the left flank and sending over a decent cross. Maloney meets the delivery on the volley, but sees a hand ball shout against Nastasic fall on deaf ears.

  90. 15

    Kone and Espinoza combine, freeing the latter into space on the edge of the box. He decides against taking on a shot with his right foot. Wigan keep pressing and force a corner. Scharner gets a head to the delivery, but nods over the top.

  91. 14

    Espinoza down the left for Kone. Kompany across to see out the danger. Wigan forced all the way back to Alcaraz, and then Joel. The Latics are soon back on the front foot, though.

  92. 13

    Wasted by Gomez. He floats the ball behind for a goal kick. He had plenty to aim at in the middle and didn't need to get so much height on his delivery. Martinez not impressed on the sidelines.

  93. 12

    McManaman settles for a throw by the corner flag. He then skips inside and finds Kone. He bobbles the ball back down the left, and there is no flag. Wigan win another throw, but are forced across the field. Zabalets obstructs Espinoza. Chance for the Latics to load the box.

  94. 11

    Maloney tripped by Nasri just inside the City half. Wigan go backwards from the set-piece. City looking to press high up the field. Wigan work the ball well, pulling City around.

  95. 10

    Nasri drifts over halfway. Silva then slides a pass into the area for Zabaleta to chase. Joel off his line quickly to dive at the City man's feet. Flag up any way - two City players offside.

  96. 9

    Nasri with a chance to run at McArthur. He moves the ball inside, but Wigan win it back. McManaman all alone as he gathers on halfway. The ball is fed back to him, he cuts inside onto his left foot inside the box, but curls narrowly wide. Great chance for Wigan.

  97. 8

    Zabaleta and Aguero combine, but are halted in their tracks. Kone tries a direct run at the heart of the City back four, but is outnumbered. The ball ends up back with Hart.

  98. 7

    Hart able to watch a hopeful punt forward into his penalty area. No joy for Tevez as City look to threaten in the other half of the field. As you would imagine, it's all a bit frenetic at the moment.

  99. 6

    Both managers prowling the touchline. Don't imagine they will sit down much this afternoon, especially if the scores remain even for a prolonged period of time. On the field, we have a delay as McArthur ties his bootlaces.

  100. 5

    Espinoza in space on the left for Wigan. He looks for Gomez, but Silva tracks back with him and nicks the ball back. City work back to Hart, who fires a clearance long and out of play.

  101. 4

    Tevez wins the set-piece argument. He might not win a second as he fires into the wall. The ball drops to Toure, who sends in a dipping drive. Joel dives to his left to palm the ball to safety.

  102. 3

    Wigan sitting very deep. Not the best idea. Aguero allowed to turn and get at the Latics defence. He is tripped by Boyce 20 yards from goal, just left of centre. Early chance for City to test Joel. Plenty of willing takers.

  103. 2

    Toure dropping deep to get involved. Silva feeds a pass down the right for Zabaleta to chase. He crosses low into the box, where Silva is arriving on cue. He sees a snap-shot blocked at source.

  104. 1

    Wigan allowed to get an early foot on the ball, before firing long. Kone unable to chase the ball down, so Hart gets his first touch. Aguero freed down the right for City, but opts against a cross and goes backwards.

  105. Wigan get us up and running.

  106. 5.:14

    Pre-match formalities out of the way and we are almost ready for the off in the 132nd FA Cup final. Who will get their hands on the prize in 2013? We are about to find out.

  107. 5.:12

    National anthem - another cup final tradition. Not too many Englishmen on the field, but plenty in the stands!

  108. 5.:11

    Players being introduced to the guests of honour. David Bernstein with a special embrace for Dave Whelan. City first, then Wigan. Proud moment for Kompany and Boyce.

  109. 5.:09

    The two teams make their way out. Whelan and Martinez at the head of the Wigan team. Mancini guides City past the trophy. Sun has also made an appearance - told you it always shines on cup final day!

  110. 5.:08

    Fans treated to their first sight of the trophy. Noise level goes up another notch. Brilliant atmosphere, as you would expect. City outnumbering Wigan, but both making themselves heard.

  111. 5.:07

    Players in the tunnel. They won't want to be kept there too long. They be itching to get out and get this game started. The time for talking is almost over.

  112. 5.:06

    FA Cup hymn rings out around Wembley. Noise level inside the stadium dips. Flags everywhere you look.

  113. 5.:03

    Pre-match entertainment now in full swing, with kick-off almost within sight. Opportunity for Mancini and Martinez to get a few final words of wisdom across to their players. 'Enjoy it' would appear to be the smartest message.

  114. 5.:00

    Worth noting that Dave Whelan will be leading Wigan out today. Nice gesture and a special moment for a man who will see his FA Cup final experience come full circle, having suffered a broken leg in the 1960 final for Blackburn Rovers.

  115. 4.:53

    Long queues outside to get into the ground. A few supporters leaving it a bit late to get to their seats. Hopefully the ground will be packed by kick-off.

  116. 4.:51

    Less than 25 minutes until kick-off at Wembley. Keep your pre-match thoughts coming in to or @SkySportsChrisB.

  117. 4.:47

    Mancini out on the field in conversation with Khaldoon Al Mubarak. He may be reminded how important today is for City, and for his future.

  118. 4.:45

    Both sides look very relaxed. It is a day to embrace, for supporters and players. There is a lot at stake, but you have to enjoy it. Hopefully nerves won't take over and we'll get an open game.

  119. 4.:40

    Players out going through their warm-ups. Opportunity to shake out a few nerves and get a real feel for the occasion.

  120. 4.:30

    Noise levels rising inside Wembley as the stadium slowly fills. A steady trickle of fans making their way inside. Flags waving everywhere, everyone having a good time - for now.

  121. What do you make of the team selections? Have both bosses got it right? Keep your thoughts coming in to or @SkySportsChrisB.

  122. For the record, Andre Marriner has the honour of refereeing today's encounter.

  123. Wigan subs: Al Habsi, Caldwell, Watson, Di Santo, Henriquez, Fyvie, Golobart.

  124. Man City subs: Pantilimon, Garcia, Rodwell, Milner, Dzeko, Kolarov, Lescott.

  125. 4.:19

    Liam Gallagher among the famous faces in attendance today - he is enjoying a family outing at Wembley. Will he be celebrating later, or will Wigan spoil his day?

  126. 4.:17

    I'm sure that growing up the sun always shone on FA Cup final day. No sign of it at the moment. I imagine the players aren't too fussed, as they would rather it wasn't baking - they have enough to contend with!

  127. 4.:11

    As you would expect, strongest possible line-ups on show for City and Wigan. Hart starts for City, but James Milner and Edin Dzeko among those to miss out. For the Latics, Gary Caldwell is missing, but they have plenty of creativity within their ranks and will pose plenty of problems in the final third.

  128. Wigan team: Robles, Espinoza, Scharner, Alcaraz, Boyce, McCarthy, McArthur, Gomez, McManaman, Kone, Maloney.

  129. Man City team: Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany, Nastasic, Clichy, Silva, Y Toure, Barry, Nasri, Aguero, Tevez.

  130. 4.:07

    Confirmation that Hart has been given the nod for City between the sticks. Big call, but Mancini has turned to his number one on the big occasion - seems sensible enough.

  131. 4.:06

    Wigan players take to the field for the first time. Plenty taking a flick through the matchday programme. They will just want to get going now. Unfortunately for them, there is still over an hour until kick-off.

  132. 4.:01

    Could be the last chance for both bosses to get their hands on silverware with their current clubs, if reports are to be believed. Mancini might be in trouble if City lose, Martinez continues to be heavily linked with Everton.

  133. 3.:57

    City players first out of the tunnel, suited and booted. They may have won plenty of trophies between them, but these occasions never grow old. Wigan bus has arrived. Plenty of smiles in the Latics camp - they look relaxed.

  134. 3.:54

    Players get their first look at the silverware on offer today as they make their way to the dressing rooms - with the famous old trophy currently positioned in the hallways beneath the stands. Wembley dangling the carrot.

  135. 3.:50

    City coach has already arrived at the stadium. Wigan almost here. First taste of the big-game atmosphere for the players as they step off the bus. There will be a few nerves knocking around, even with an abundance of Premier League and international experience on show.

  136. 3.:47

    Wigan gracing their first FA Cup final today. City have lifted the trophy on four previous occasions, with the last of those coming in 2011 - when they edged out Stoke City 1-0.

  137. 3.:45

    Noises coming out of the Man City camp suggesting that Joe Hart will start today. Costel Pantilimon was widely tipped to make Mancini's starting XI after being the Blues' 'cup keeper' this season. He could be facing Wembley heartache, but nothing confirmed as yet.

  138. 3.:40

    A few seats in the stands have already been filled - it's a day to enjoy for both sets of fans so why not lap up every bit of atmosphere. They are, however, going to be sat looking at an empty field for some time yet.

  139. You can bet in-play throughout the game at Man City start as strong favourites at 1/3, with Wigan 15/2 and the draw - which would take us past the 90-minute mark - 19/4. You can get 20/1 on Wigan to win on penalties.

  140. 3.:33

    Wigan dashed the cup dreams of Bournemouth, Macclesfield Town, Huddersfield Town, Everton and Millwall en route to Wembley.

  141. 3.:32

    City saw off Watford, Stoke City, Leeds United, Barnsley and cup holders Chelsea to reach the final.

  142. 3.:31

    Wigan's priority remains Premier League survival, with their top flight status hanging in the balance, and they will be hoping that today's game provides a welcome late spark - rather than an unwanted distraction.

  143. 3.:30

    City will be looking at today's game as an opportunity to salvage something from a disappointing campaign, with it imperative for Roberto Mancini to avoid ending the season empty-handed.

  144. Welcome to Wembley Stadium for our coverage of the 2013 FA Cup final between Manchester City and Wigan Athletic.


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