Wigan Athletic

  • Arsenal need another quality FA Cup performance, says Wenger April 10, 2014

    London: Arsenal must continue their fine form in the FA Cup if they are to beat current holders Wigan Athletic in the semi-finals at Wembley on Saturday, manager Arsene Wenger said on Thursday. Arsenal have reached the last four for a record-equalling 27th time after impressive wins over Tottenham Hotspur, Coventry...
  • Roberto Martinez and Ben Watson inspiration behind Manchester City upset: Uwe Rosler March 10, 2014

    Former manager Roberto Martinez and FA Cup final hero Ben Watson were the inspiration behind Wigan Athletic's quarter-final upset win over English Premier League aristocrats Manchester City, victorious manager Uwe Rosler said. The holders were given little hope of repeating their 1-0 final win over City in May, masterminded by now...
  • Manchester City lose to Wigan Athletic, crash out of FA Cup March 10, 2014

    London: Second-tier Wigan stunned Manchester City for the second straight year in the FA Cup, beating the Premier League giants 2-1 on Sunday to reach the semi-finals and stay on course to retain the trophy. Seven days after winning the League Cup final at Wembley Stadium, City were looking to return...
  • FA Cup holders Wigan look to shock Manchester City again March 8, 2014

    London: An immediate return to the Premier League remains Wigan Athletic's priority but the FA Cup holders are determined to repeat last year's shock final win over Manchester City when they meet in Sunday's last-eight clash (1605 GMT). Wigan stunned hot favourites City 1-0 at Wembley with Ben Watson's late header...
  • Manchester City focused on Wigan, not Barcelona: Manuel Pellegrini March 7, 2014

    London: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said there was no danger of his side letting their minds wander to next week's Champions League showdown with Barcelona as they gear up for an FA Cup rematch with holders Wigan. City host the Championship side in the last eight on Sunday before travelling...
  • Aston Villa sign Grant Holt on loan from Wigan January 14, 2014

    England: Aston Villa have boosted their striker options for the scrap for Premier League survival by signing Grant Holt on loan from second-tier Wigan, reuniting the burly forward with his former manager Paul Lambert. The 32-year-old Holt played under Lambert at Norwich, where he scored 53 goals in 92 games. Holt's move...
  • Everton in late swoop for Lukaku, Barry, McCarthy September 3, 2013

    Liverpool: Everton made three last-gasp signings just before the transfer window closed on Monday, capturing Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry and Wigan Athletic playmaker James McCarthy. Belgian international Lukaku and former England player Barry agreed season-long loan deals while McCarthy was a permanent signing for a fee...
  • Werder Bremen sign Argentine forward Franco Di Santo August 14, 2013

    Germany: Werder Bremen have signed Argentine forward Franco Di Santo on a free transfer from English side Wigan. The Bundesliga club say the 24-year-old Di Santo signed a three-year deal after undergoing a medical on Tuesday. He is currently in England but expected in Bremen for his presentation on Thursday. Bremen...
  • Moyes dedicates Manchester United win to Sir Alex Ferguson August 12, 2013

    London: David Moyes was not claiming too much credit after collecting his first piece of silverware as Manchester United manager in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday. United beat Wigan Athletic 2-0 in the season curtain-raiser to give Moyes a successful start in his bid to fill the huge...
  • Manchester United beat Wigan Athletic 2-0 to lift Community Shield August 11, 2013

    London: Robin van Persie reinforced his status as Manchester United's leading striker during Wayne Rooney's absence Sunday by clinching a 2-0 victory over Wigan to open the David Moyes era with a win in the Community Shield. Van Persie headed the Premier League champions in front after six minutes and netted...
  • Wayne Rooney out of Community Shield with shoulder injury August 11, 2013

    London: Wayne Rooney will miss Manchester United's Community Shield match against Wigan Athletic on Sunday with a shoulder injury, British media reported. The England striker has been left out of United's squad for the season-opener at Wembley, the BBC reported on Saturday. Rooney, for whom United have turned down two transfer offers...
  • Ireland winger McClean joins Wigan from Sunderland August 8, 2013

    London: Ireland winger James McClean has joined Wigan Athletic from Sunderland on a three-year deal, the Championship side said in a statement on Thursday. McClean made 70 appearances for Premier League Sunderland since joining in 2011 and has moved for an undisclosed fee. He is new Wigan manager Owen Coyle's tenth signing...
  • Everton coming up with an improved deal for McCarthy July 31, 2013

    Everton are believed to be coming up with an improved bid in order to avail the services of Wigan Athletic midfielder James McCarthy. The DailyStar reports the Toffees are all set to launch their third bid worth £15 million for the Republic of Ireland international after their first two bids fell...
  • English team Wigan tops MLS's Crew 2-1 in friendly July 14, 2013

    Columbus: James McCarthy and Marc-Antoine Fortune scored in the second half and Roger Espinoza had a successful homecoming as England's Wigan Athletic defeated the Columbus Crew 2-1 in an exhibition match on Saturday. Espinoza, who played for Ohio State in 2007, entered at the start of the second half and within...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Monday July 8, 2013

    IBNLive Sports gives you Monday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. Bayern Munich agree to sell Mario Gomez to Fiorentina Bayern Munich have agreed to sell Germany striker Mario Gomez to Italian club Fiorentina. Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge reached...
  • Everton sign striker Arouna Kone from Wigan July 8, 2013

    Liverpool: Everton have signed striker Arouna Kone from Wigan Athletic, with manager Roberto Martinez swooping on his former club to make his first signing at the Premier League side. Everton say the Ivory Coast international has joined on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee. The 29-year-old Kone scored 13 goals...
  • Roberto Martinez confirmed as the new Everton manager June 5, 2013

    London: Roberto Martinez has been named Everton manager after leaving Wigan Athletic where the Spaniard forged a reputation for making the best of limited resources and playing attractive football. Martinez has signed a four-year contract at Goodison Park, Everton said on their website (www.evertonfc.com) on Wednesday. He guided Wigan to FA...
  • Relegation no obstacle to new Premier League job May 29, 2013

    London: Having a relegation on your CV might not seem the best thing for the employment prospects of aspiring Premier League managers but it does not seem to be hampering their chances of a plum job. Roberto Martinez is being courted by high-flying Everton despite presiding over Wigan Athletic's drop to...
  • Roberto Martinez asks to leave Wigan Athletic May 28, 2013

    London: Roberto Martinez asked to leave Wigan Athletic on Tuesday having guided the club to FA Cup glory days before being relegated from the Premier League, with Everton and Stoke City already linked with his signature. The Spaniard had been in charge since 2009, having previously helped turn Swansea City...
  • Wenger prepares Arsenal for 'huge' game against Wigan May 13, 2013

    London: For Arsenal, failure to defeat Wigan Athletic on Tuesday would leave their hopes of a 16th season in the Champions League in severe jeopardy; for Wigan Athletic, anything other than a win would quickly sour the taste of a memorable FA Cup final shock. As end-of-season fixtures go, the...
  • Mancini praises Martinez ahead of FA Cup final May 10, 2013

    London: Roberto Martinez is a strong manager who can keep Wigan Athletic in the Premier League, Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini said on the eve of Saturday's FA Cup final against the Spaniard's struggling team. Wigan's place in the top flight is under threat as they are three points from safety...
  • Roberto Martinez can mark milestone by easing Wigan out of drop zone May 6, 2013

    London: Wigan Athletic, the English Premier League's great escapologists, will aim to perform their latest Houdini act by beating Swansea City on Tuesday and climbing out of the relegation zone. The third from bottom club have been perennial strugglers since being promoted to the top flight for the first time...
  • Gareth Bale rescues Spurs, Wigan boost survival hopes May 4, 2013

    Manchester: Gareth Bale produced yet another moment of magic to keep Tottenham on course for a return to the Champions League, while Wigan boosted their survival hopes in the English Premier League with a come-from-behind win at West Bromwich Albion. Playing his first match since being named English football's player...
  • West Ham, Norwich register wins in Premier League April 20, 2013

    London: Wigan's hopes of staying in the Premier League are looking precarious after losing 2-0 at West Ham on Saturday with Kevin Nolan scoring his 100th career goal. Matt Jarvis scored in the 20th minute at Upton Park with a cross that eluded Nolan and goalkeeper Joel Robles before the...
  • Tevez late strike hands Manchester City 1-0 win over Wigan April 18, 2013

    Manchester: The FA Cup Final rehearsal between Wigan and Manchester City ended in a win for the hosts with Carlos Tevez scoring the only goal seven minutes from time. With this win against relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic, City closed the gap on United to 13 points, who played out a 2-2...
  • Wigan sink Millwall to reach first FA Cup final April 14, 2013

    London: Millwall fans fought among themselves at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, overshadowing Wigan's 2-0 victory that advanced the club to the first FA Cup final in their 81-year history. Police and security officers appeared slow to react as disorder built throughout the second half. Groups of Millwall supporters brawled with...
  • Millwall see off Blackburn to set up Wigan FA Cup semi-final March 14, 2013

    Millwall beat fellow second-tier club Blackburn Rovers 1-0 in an FA Cup quarter-final replay on Wednesday to set up a last-four clash at Wembley with Premier League Wigan Athletic. Captain Danny Shittu, who opted to miss Nigeria's African Nations Cup triumph last month so he could stay with Millwall, powered home...
  • Injury ends Miyaichi's dreams of FA Cup final appearance March 12, 2013

    London: Ryo Miyaichi's hopes of becoming the first Japanese player to appear in an FA Cup final ended on Tuesday when Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez said he expected the winger to miss the rest of the season. Japan international Miyaichi, 20, suffered an ankle injury after coming on as...
  • Wigan Athletic stun Everton to make it to FA Cup semi-finals March 9, 2013

    London: Wigan Athletic scored three times in four wild minutes on Saturday to stun Everton 3-0 at Goodison Park and reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup for the first time in the club's 81-year history. The visitors, facing another relegation battle in the Premier League and underdogs in this...
  • Luis Suarez hat-trick sends him top of scoring charts March 3, 2013

    London: Liverpool's Luis Suarez scored his second hat-trick of the season to top the Premier League scoring charts on Saturday, the Uruguayan taking his tally to 21 with some lethal finishing in the 4-0 thrashing of Wigan Athletic. Suarez, who played a large chunk of the season as Liverpool's sole striker,...