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Wigan and Man City fans sour thrilling FA Cup night with ugly scenes after final whistle

Fans of both sides turned nasty following the hosts 1-0 win at the DW Stadium

Ugly scenes tarnished Wigan’s FA Cup triumph over Man City last night.

Will Grigg’s predatory finish gave the hosts at the DW Stadium a sensational win after Fabian Delph has been sent off in controversial circumstances but both sets of fans let their emotions get the better of them after the final whistle.

Plastic bottles, coins, and advertising hoardings were all used as missiles as the home fans flooded the pitch.

Police surrounded City's fans after their were dumped out of the FA Cup

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A police officer is struck by an advertising board thrown from the away end

Sergio Aguero was spotted lashing out at a fan as he made his way off the pitch.

A section of City fans hurled objects as police formed a cordon around them, as some Wigan supporters antagonised their opponents and threw missiles of their own.

There were minor skirmishes between fans and police as the latter tried to take control of the situation.

A fan appeared to grab a ploice baton as the melee unfolded

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A fan appears to grab a police baton

One City fan appeared to scuffle with police on the edge of the pitch

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One City fan scuffles with police on the edge of the pitch

Fans in the away end grabbed advertising boards before launching them at police

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Fans in the away end grabbed advertising boards before launching them at police
Sergio Aguero lashes out at a Wigan fan after Manchester City's shock FA Cup loss

Both clubs could now face FA action after the match spiralled out of control

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Both clubs could now face FA action after the match spiralled out of control

A board thrown from the away section strikes a police officer

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A board thrown from the away section strikes police officers

 Awigan fans taunts City fans after their 1-0 FA Cup win Awigan fans taunts City fans after their 1-0 FA Cup win

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A Wigan fan taunts City fans

A fan throws a bottle towards supporters in the away end

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A Wigan fan throws a bottle towards supporters in the away end

City fans were goaded by home supporters at the DW Stadium

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City fans were goaded by home supporters at the DW Stadium

City plan to discuss the post-match invasion with Wigan over the next few days.

Sources insist they want answers as to how their players can be put at risk.

Pep Guardiola insisted he had not seen the Aguero incident, claiming merely: “I was in the locker room, I didn’t see it.”

Paul Cook was also keen to play it down, adding: “I haven’t seen these incidents so rather wouldn’t comment.

“But the conversation about the game shouldn’t be about that – it’s a great night for Wigan Athletic.”

Yet Wigan chairman David Sharpe admitted it had taken something of the gloss off the League One side’s incredible night.

An advertising board flies out of the stands at the DW StadiumAn advertising board flies out of the stands at the DW Stadium

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An advertising board flies out of the stands at the DW Stadium

Sharpe said: “It is not nice to see. Football is emotional, it is what it does to fans, but I don’t like to see this at the end of the game.

“It is a massive result, but we have to stay classy in football, I don’t like what I am seeing here.”

Both clubs are likely to face FA action, with after their managers also involved in a bust-up sparked by Fabian Delph’s red card.

The managers set to the tone with a bust-up during the first half that escalated in the tunnel at the break

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The managers set to the tone with a bust-up during the first half that escalated in the tunnel at the break
Pep Guardiola and the Manchester City staff argue in the tunnel with the Wigan staff after Fabian Delph red card in the FA Cup

Will Grigg poses for a selfie with a Latics fan after their FA Cup shock

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Will Grigg poses for a selfie with a Latics fan after their FA Cup shock

Guardiola and Cook clashed on the sidelines before continuing their row in the tunnel at half-time.

Viewers were stunned as Peter Reid acted as peacemaker to hold back Cook, who the ex-City boss has recently worked for as a voluntary coach for Latics.


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