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GIF: The goal that won Wigan the FA Cup (and probably got Roberto Mancini the sack)

by Josh Powell | May 11, 2013

Ben Watson will probably never have to buy another pair of trainers from JJB again.

It was his header in the dying minutes of the FA Cup Final that won the cup for Wigan in the biggest upset since Wimbledon’s win in 1988. 15/2 shots Wigan beat Manchester City 1-0 at Wembley to win the trophy for the first time in their history.

The game wasn’t the walk-over many people expected with Paddy Power punters backing 6-0, 7-0 and 8-0 wins for Manchester City. But the Citizens were down to ten men with 10 minutes to go as Pablo Zabaleta correctly saw red for a second yellow card as he brought down Callum McManaman.

McManaman tormented the City defence all evening and picked up the Man of the Match award, but it was Watson’s goal as the clock ticked past 90 minutes that separated the sides.

It might not save Wigan from relegation but the Latics can enjoy the party tonight and relive this thumping winner over and over again.

Wigan FA Cup Final winner

Cheers to @FeintZebra for the GIF work

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