It is not easy to come up with tactics that can neutralise Manchester City at the Etihad. Many teams better on paper than Wigan have left with heavy losses this season. But Latics boss Uwe Rosler did just that and quickly realised his side could do better than just try to keep the side they beat in last year’s final at bay.
City boss Manuel Pellegrini fielded a really restricted side, partly because of the looming Champions League game against Barcelona being at the back of his mind. He went with his usual 4-4-2 formation. read more »
Hull midfielder David Meyler poked fun at Newcastle manager Alan Pardew with a corner flag headbutting goal celebration during today’s FA Cup quarter-final win over Sunderand.
Meyler was on the receiving end of Pardew’s headbutt last weekend. Having kept his cool quite well at the time, he took his frustrations out on an innocent corner flag today. read more »
Manchester City know that a Champions League tie with Barcelona is looming and given the recent encouraging events, the Citizens can just about dare dream. But manager Manuel Pellegrini has made it clear that they are focusing on the FA Cup for now.
For any Championship side, an FA cup quarter–final tie against a team of Manchester City’s class should be enough motivation. Holders Wigan Athletic can draw a lot of encouragement from their unlikely victory in the final last season against the same side. read more »
Everton have equalised at Arsenal in today’s FA Cup quarter-final.
Romelu Lukaku bundled in Kevin Mirallas’ scuffed effort at the back post, but it was all apart a fabulous run from his own half by youngster Ross Barkley. read more »
Under-fire Mesut Ozil has scored his first goal in three months to give Arsenal the lead in today’s FA Cup quarter-final clash with Everton. read more »