Wigan route to the final

  • Last Updated: May 6 2013, 17:58 BST

We take a look at how Wigan progressed to this season's FA Cup final against Manchester City.

Shaun Maloney: Led Wigan to victory in the semi-final
Shaun Maloney: Led Wigan to victory in the semi-final

January 5 Third Round v Bournemouth (H) 1-1

Eunan O'Kane gave the League One side the lead just before half-time with a 20-yard strike but Jordi Gomez avoided an upset by scoring his own 70th-minute penalty rebound.

January 15 Third Round replay v Bournemouth (A) 1-0

Argentinian striker Mauro Boselli scored his first - and possibly last - FA Cup goal but probably his most important goal for the club to secure progress.

January 26 Fourth Round v Macclesfield (A) 1-0

Another Gomez penalty after just seven minutes against the Conference side, the lowest ranked left in the competition, proved just enough to sneak through.

February 17 Fifth Round v Huddersfield (A) 4-1

Latics most comfortable win on their way to Wembley as Callum McManaman, Arouna Kone and James McArthur put them 3-0 up inside an hour with Kone grabbing a late second after Lee Novak had pulled one back.

March 9 Quarter-final v Everton (A) 3-0 A blistering spell of just 202 seconds in the first half stunned Everton as Maynor Figueroa, McManaman and Gomez all scored within quick succession.

April 13 Semi-final v Milwall (Wembley) 2-0

An inspired performance from Shaun Maloney was rewarded with a goal midway through the first half and McManaman made sure of a place in the final with the vital second 12 minutes from time.


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