Wigan Upsets Manchester City In FA Cup For Second Straight Season


James PerchLONDON — Second-tier Wigan stunned Manchester City for the second straight year in the FA Cup, beating the Premier League giants 2-1 on Sunday to reach the semifinals and stay on course to retain the trophy.

Seven days after winning the League Cup final at Wembley Stadium, City was looking to return to the “Home of Football” for the last four of the FA Cup and avenge last season’s surprise defeat to Wigan in the final in May.

However, Jordi Gomez and James Perch put Wigan 2-0 ahead by the 47th minute and managed to hold on after Samir Nasri gave City hope in the 68th.

Wigan’s reward is a semifinal against Arsenal.

Also Sunday, Sheffield United became the first third-tier team to reach the semifinals since 2001 by beating Charlton 2-0. It will play Hull, which defeated Sunderland 3-0.

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