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How did the great Man City end up with a League One side as their bogey team?

The Latics proved they are City's true bogey team after their stunning FA Cup victory and they join an exclusive club of teams to have beaten the Citizens three times or more since 2013.

The behaviour of the fans nearly ruined it to be honest.

Sergio Aguero was teased to the point of a reaction as Wigan’s supporters flooded the pitch after they ended City’s hopes of a historic quadruple.

Wigan joined Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Man United and Spurs as the only teams to have beaten City since 2013.


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An amazing moment for Wigan

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An amazing moment for Wigan

But how did City end up with a bogey team that is in League One?

Well it all started in a dramatic FA Cup final in 2013.

Wigan had had a pretty awful season by their standards and Roberto Martinez’s brand of kamikaze football was finally taking it’s toll on the club.

The Latics had one game to save their Premier League status when they took to the Wembley turf to face Roberto Mancini’s City side.

This moment basically ended Mancini’s time at Man City

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This moment basically ended Mancini’s time at Man City

However, with the odds stacked against them Martinez masterminded one of the biggest shocks in FA Cup history with a 1-0 win.

Mancini can blame Pablo Zabaleta collecting his second yellow card and a red in the 84th minute before Ben Watson looped in a last-minute header from a corner.

Despite the elation of winning the cup, and the embarrassment of losing it for City, within three days both managers had been relieved of their duties.

Arouna Kone < Samir Nasri

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Arouna Kone < Samir Nasri

The next time they met, this time in the League Cup, the game produced an anomalous result of City winning 5-0.

Fast forward to March 2014 and the Lancashire rivals met in the quarter finals of the FA Cup.

Wigan were down in the Championship by this point but enjoying another spectacular cup run under Uwe Rosler.

A team full of hit and miss borderline players managed to take a 2-0 against City’s star studded line ups.

Samir Nasri pulled one back but neither Aguero nor Alvaro Negredo could find a way past Ivan Ramis and Emmerson Boyce. Right.


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Please don’t make us play Wigan again

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Please don’t make us play Wigan again

Then came the best Wigan victory of them all.

City were good back in 2013/14 but not Pep Guardiola winning the Premier League in December good.

When Pep and he band of merry men turned up at the DW Stadium they were probably expecting a pretty straightforward route into the quarter finals.

But they had not prepared for a human fireball in the shape of Will Grigg.

The man was so hot yesterday he burned Kyle Walker as the defender tried to get close to him.

Thank god we had a flame proof camera there

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Thank god we had a flame proof camera there

City are romping the league, meet Arsenal in the final of the League Cup this weekend and boast a 4-0 aggregate lead against FC Basel in the Champions.

But they just can’t beat Wigan Athletic.

Back to the drawing board Pep.


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