Manchester City 1-0 Wigan

Wigan fluff lines in Cup final rehearsal

April 18, 2013
By Richard Jolly, Etihad Stadium
Winning while playing badly is supposed to be one of the happy habits title-winning teams possess. Instead it was the soon-to-be-dethroned champions who underperformed and overachieved. Losing while performing well can be a consolation in autumn but as spring blooms, it bodes badly. Wigan remain three points from safety and one of their games in hand is gone. As ever, their attempt at escapology will go right down to the wire.

On the brink of a draw, they were cruelly denied ...

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