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Wigan Athletic send Manchester City crashing in FA Cup repeat

Second-tier Wigan Athletic stunned Manchester City in the FA Cup for the second season running with a shock 2-1 quarter-final victory at a disbelieving Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

City, newly crowned League Cup champions, were bidding to avenge their 1-0 defeat in last season`s final, but instead it was the holders — managed by former City striker Uwe Rosler — who advanced to a last-four date with Arsenal.

Jordi Gomez gave Wigan the lead with a 27th-minute penalty after Martin Demichelis fouled Marc Antoine-Fortune and James Perch made it 2-0 within seconds of kick-off in the second half.

Samir Nasri pulled a goal back for City with 22 minutes remaining, but the Championship side — relegated within days of last season`s final — withstood heavy pressure from the hosts to record another famous FA Cup win.

The Etihad was buoyant after City`s 3-1 win over Sunderland in last weekend`s League Cup final, but the home fans were silenced in the 27th minute when Wigan took the lead.

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