Unfortunately for Wigan fans the day has finally come where they drop down into the Championship. After two years of narrowly avoiding relegation by playing some sublime football during March and April, this year it was one step too far. Roberto Martinez’s magic couldn’t do the trick and a 4-1 thumping by Arsenal sealed their fate before any final day drama.
But it’s not all bad for Wigan fans, the Warriors are top of the Super League and local furniture-maker Martin Clare is the pie-eating champion of the world. Paddy Power is also doing his bit for Wigan fans with a cheeky little free bet.
Paddy hates to see the FA Cup winners plummet down to the Championship and he is putting a virtual arm round the shoulder of the Latics by giving them all a £5/€5 free bet.
Every punter who has set Wigan up as their side on Paddy Power’s Team Pages should have the free bet in their account to spend on football before midnight on Sunday. Martinez’s side play Aston Villa at home on the last day of the season and are 11/10 to bring the curtain down on this year’s Premier League with a win.
It is the first time ever the FA Cup winners have been relegated in the same season and ends Wigan’s eight year stint in the top-flight. A draw against Spurs and a late winner to beat West Brom gave Wigan hope but it was too little too late.
Wigan’s first ever FA Cup victory will be the highlight of a disappointing season and should help ease the pain, while Paddy’s free bet will go some way to make sure your wallet doesn’t take the hit of relegation.
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Enjoy this moment Wigan fans, Ben Watson’s pin-point header to win the FA Cup.