Wigan vs Man City
The final match of the fifth round of the FA Cup is scheduled for Monday night.
Former FA Cup winners Wigan play host to the best club in England: Man City.
Since losing 4-3 at Liverpool at the start of 2018, Man City have rebounded in style. They’ve recorded six wins and a draw in their last seven matches.
And that winning run is likely to continue when they take on the Latics.
Wigan have lost their last two matches, while they are second in League One.
Alan Shearer: Man City’s quadruple chances
Will Manchester City end up winning the quadruple this season?
To be clear about what the quadruple means, it refers to the following four trophies:
– Premier League
– FA Cup
– Carabao Cup
– Champions League
Alan Shearer has picked up that baton on Monday in his weekly column in the Sun.
The Match of the Day pundit believes it’s not out of the question that Pep Guardiola’s side win the lot:
Win all four competitions and they will be placed in the pantheon of not just the greatest club sides in England but in the world.
If I was putting my house on it — and I’m not by the way — I would say they won’t do it as it is such a big ask.
It is the Champions League glory that they really need to stand alongside the great United sides built by Sir Matt Busby and Sir Alex Ferguson across town.
So how likely is it Man United win four trophies?
Let’s break down the four competitions.
Premier League title race – stage 1 of the quadruple
Following gameweek 27 of the Premier League, everyone now believes Man City are a shoo-in for the title.
Man City beat Leicester City 5-1 last weekend as Sergio Aguero scored four goals.
As for Man United, they lost 1-0 away at Newcastle. Those results mean that with 11 Premier League matches still to play, the Sky Blues are 16 points clear at the top of the table.
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FA Cup – stage 2 of the quadruple
Wigan may have beaten West Ham in the previous round, but can the Latics really knock out Pep Guardiola’s men too?
Sitting in League One, it would be one of the upsets of the season if City lost to Wigan.
But will City win the trophy? Chelsea, Man United and Tottenham look like their chief rivals.
Carabao Cup – stage 3 of the quadruple
In a week it’s the Carabao Cup final at Wembley.
Man City will take on Arsenal in the showpiece.
When the sides met earlier in the season in the Premier League, Arsenal lost 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium.
So will the Gunners lose in the final as well?
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Champions League – stage 4 of the quadruple
On Tuesday night in Switzerland, the Sky Blues put on an amazing performance at Basel.
Yes, few predicted that Basel would KO Pep Guardiola’s men in the last-16.
Yet few thought City would have the tie wrapped up after 90 minutes in which they scored four goals on the road.
Ilkay Gundogan scored a brace, while Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero scored the other goals.
The bookies have reacted to Man City’s Basel win by installing them as the new favourites for the Champions League.