The Giant Killers

Subtitle

WIGAN ATHLETIC

Wigan were born out of the demise of Wigan Borough at the turn of the 1930s before joining the Football League in 1978. They gradually rose to the big time in 2005. they surprised many by staying among the elite clubs for eight years before being relegated but not before the biggest day in their history when Ben Watson's goal sank Manchester City in the 2013 cup final.


Magic Moments

2014

2-1 vs Crystal Palace

Fourth round: Saturday January 25th 2014

Attendance: 9,542

Scorers: Ben Watson, James McClean

Ranked at the time:705

Town: 26:Ali Al Habsi, 24:James Perch, 22:Jean Beaujesour, 16:James McArthur {sub: 7:Chris McCann-80}, 17:Emmerson Boyce, 25:Leon Barnett, 15:Callum McManaman {sub: 32:Marc-Antoinne Fortune-74}, 8:Ben Watson, 29:Nicky Maynard {sub: 19:Nick Powell-74}, 18:Roger Espinoza, 11:James McClean, Manager:Uwe Rosler

2-1 @ Cardiff City

Fifth round: Saturday February 15th 2014

Attendance: 17,153 

Scorers: Chris McCann, Ben Watson

Ranked at the time:740

Team: 26:Ali Al Habsi, 24:James Perch, 22:Jean Beaujesour, 7:Chris McCann, 21:Ivan Ramis, 17:Emmerson Boyce, 8:Ben Watson {sub: 4:Josh McEachran-58}, 18:Roger Espinoza, 14:Jordi Gomez, 15:Callum McManaman {Sub: 11:James McLean-67}, 32:Marc-Antoinne Fortune. Manager: Uwe Rosler   

2-1 @ Manchester City

Quarter Final: Sunday March 9th 2014

Attendance: 46,824 

Scorers:  Jordi Gomez, James Perch

Ranked at the time:342

Team: 1:Scott Carson, 24:James Perch, 3:Stephen Crainey, 7:Chris McCann {sub: 25:Leon Barnett -45}, 21:Ivan Ramis, 17:Emmerson Boyce, 15:Callum McManaman  {Sub: 11:James McLean-58}, 16: James McArthur, 32:Marc-Antoinne Fortune {sub:18:Roger Espinoza -66}, 14:Jordi Gomez. Manager: Uwe Rosler    

 

2018


3-0 Bournemouth


Third round replay: Wednesday January 17th 2018

Attendance: 4,709


Scorers: Sam Morsy, Dan Burn, Callum Elder


Ranked at the time: 221


Highlights


Team: 23:Jamie Jones, 6:Max Power, 22:Cheyenne Dunkley, 14:Alex Bruce, 3:Callum Elder, 4:David Perkins, 5:Sam Morsy, 27:Ryan Colclough {Replaced by 33:Dan Burn-71}, 18:Gary Roberts {Replaced by 17:Michael Jacobs-86}, 11:Gavin Massey, 9:Will Grigg {Replaced by 24:Noel Hunt-51}. Manager:Paul Cook