Manchester City’s hope at the quadruple are officially over. That’s because Will Grigg and the rest of Wigan had other ideas. Fabian Delph’s sending off just before halftime didn’t hurt, of course. But that’s not the story here. Wigan’s fight and determination is the story.
They would keep City out of the net for 90-plus minutes. That is, despite keeping the ball for just 17.5 percent of the match. But possession is just a number; so is the number of shots (29) City would take. But that’s not all. City would win 15 corners to Wigan’s 0. And, they would complete 91 percent of their passes to Wigan’s 61 percent. The hosts had City beat in the foul department, howevera��11 to 6a��with five yellow cards as well!
It certainly is the magic of the FA Cup.
Next up, the underdogs take on Southampton with a trip to the semi-finals on the line. And truth be told, that’s not the worst matchup they could’ve gotten. Elsewhere. the winner of the Tottenham/Rochdale replay take on the winner of the Sheffield Wednesday/Swansea replay. Meanwhile, Manchester United host Brighton and Hove Albion while Leicester City host Chelsea.
Are there anymore upsets on the cards? Let’s not count anyone out at this point.