Saturday, May 11th, 2013
It was true Roy of the Rovers stuff on Saturday at Wembley as severely relegation threatened Wigan trumped moneybags Manchester City 1-0 thanks to a second half injury time goal from Ben Watson.
Wigan were excellent throughout, first to every tackle and passing the ball crisply in the style that has become well known under Roberto Martinez.
Were City in shock about the strong rumours of Manuel Pellegrini replacing Roberto Mancini next season?
Or, did they just think it would be easy against a Wigan side that let in some soft goals against Swansea in midweek?
Here are the best reactions from Twitter…
If Wigan win today I’ll chop my ears off. I’m feeling confident.
— Managers Notepad (@ManagersNotepad) May 11, 2013
I think Cliche needs to wave the white flag. McManaman is destroying him. Couldn’t tackle a rice pudding.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 11, 2013
CALLUM MCMANAMAN FOR ENG…*checks Wikipedia page to be sure* CALLUM MCMANAMAN FOR ENGLAND
— Football Clichés (@FootballCliches) May 11, 2013
Zabaleta sent off, second caution, taking a bullet for the team, really. If ‘team’ is the word for City today.
— Philippe Auclair (@PhilippeAuclair) May 11, 2013
dreadful pass from Barry gets Zabaleta sent off. Kompany headsgone if he thinks it was a dive.
— talkSPORTDrive (@talkSPORTDrive) May 11, 2013
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) May 11, 2013
Ben Watson finally lives up to his potential from FM2005.
— Miles Jacobson (@milesSI) May 11, 2013
Suspect that defeat’s probably sealed Mancini’s fate at City. Wigan must now stay up – & keep Martinez
— Dan Roan (@danroan) May 11, 2013
COMPARISON:Wigan Athletic Starting XI Cost: £11 million.Gareth Barry Cost Man City: £12 million.
— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) May 11, 2013
David Moyes will be hoping he can win his 1st major managerial trophy nowwhen Man United play Wigan in the Community Shield in August
— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) May 11, 2013
Does that mean another guard of honour on Tuesday night?
— The Gooner (@GoonerFanzine) May 11, 2013