Martin Demichelis the butt of all the jokes again after giving away penalty v Wigan

There were many similarities between Manchester City’s opening half against Wigan and their recent defeat to Barcelona on social media.

Namely, Argentine defender Martin Demichelis was the butt of all the jokes on Twitter after giving away the penalty that Jordi Gomez scored to give Wigan the lead in the FA Cup quarter-final.

Even before kick-off there was surprise that Vincent Kompany was starting on the bench with the big Belgian known to be a key player for this Manchester City side.

And, flanked by the likes of Gael Clichy, Micah Richards and Joleon Lescott, it looks like once again Manuel Pellegrini may have had too much faith in Martin Demichelis.

Best Tweets on the mistake-laden defender are below.