• Arsenal and Wigan fans graced Wembley Way for the first of two FA Cup semi-finals
  • Wigan Athletic fans made sure Arsenal knew they were up against the defending champions
  • Inside Wembley, Liverpool scarves were draped over every seat as football prepared to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster
  • There was a minutes silence before the game to remember the 96 fans who lost their lives at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest
  • As the action got underway, Scott Carson sprawled to deny Yaya Sanogo
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also tested the Wigan goalkeeper, but failed to break the deadlock
  • Uwe Rosler barked orders to his troops, while Lukas Podolski received treatment
  • Marc-Antoine Fortune battled with Arsenal's Belgian defender Thomas Vermaelen
  • Per Mertesacker brought Callum McManaman down in the penalty area...
  • ...And Jordi Gomez made no mistakes with the subsequent penalty as Wigan took the lead
  • Mertesacker headed a late equaliser as Arsenal forced the tie into extra time
  • There was to be no separating the sides until Lukasz Fabianski saved two penalties in the shoot-out to send Arsenal to the final...
  • and bring Wigan¿s brave defence of the FA Cup to an end

FA Cup

Arsenal and Wigan fans graced Wembley Way for the first of two FA Cup semi-finals