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  • Arsenal beat holder Wigan to reach FA Cup final April 13, 2014

    London: Arsenal avoided FA Cup embarrassment against second-tier club Wigan on Saturday, coming from behind against the holder and winning a penalty shootout to reach the final where the London club will be looking to end a nine-year trophy drought. After extra time ended 1-1, Arsenal's players scored all of their...
  • 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 secondtier Wigan, reuniting the burly forward with his former manager Paul Lambert. The 32yearold 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 24yearold Di Santo signed a threeyear 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 20 in the season curtainraiser to give Moyes a successful start in his bid to fill the huge...
  • Manchester United beat Wigan Athletic 20 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 20 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 seasonopener 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 threeyear 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 21 in friendly July 14, 2013

    Columbus: James McCarthy and MarcAntoine Fortune scored in the second half and Roger Espinoza had a successful homecoming as England's Wigan Athletic defeated the Columbus Crew 21 in an exhibition match on Saturday. Espinoza, who played for Ohio State in 2007, entered at the start of the second half and within...
  • Everton land two more Wigan players in Antolin Alcaraz and Joel Robles July 10, 2013

    Liverpool: New Everton manager Roberto Martinez made it three straight signings of former Wigan Athletic players when he swooped for defender Antolin Alcaraz and goalkeeper Joel Robles on Tuesday. Martinez, who left relegated Wigan at the end of last season, also bought Ivory Coast striker Arouna Kone from the English FA...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Monday July 8, 2013

    IBNLive Sports gives you Monday's roundup 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 KarlHeinz 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 threeyear deal for an undisclosed fee. The 29yearold Kone scored 13 goals...
  • Wigan's Emmerson Boyce to be honoured in Barbados June 22, 2013

    Bridgetown, Barbados: The Barbados government says it will honour Emmerson Boyce who captained Wigan Athletic to the 2013 FA Cup title in England. Boyce, who was born in England to Barbadian parents, was expected to arrive in Bridgetown on Friday to launch his foundation for less fortunate children, reports CMC. Sports minister...
  • Figueroa joins Hull after release by Wigan June 17, 2013

    Hull: Honduras defender Maynor Figueroa has joined Premier League newcomer Hull on a free transfer following his release by Wigan. Figueroa has agreed a twoyear deal and is reunited with Hull manager Steve Bruce, who also signed the left back in 2008 when in charge of Wigan. The 30yearold Figueroa set his...
  • Relegated Wigan turn to former Bolton manager Owen Coyle June 14, 2013

    London: FA Cup holders Wigan Athletic, who were relegated from the Premier League two days after winning their first major trophy, are set to appoint Owen Coyle, the former boss of rivals Bolton Wanderers, as their manager. "In principle we have agreed a deal," Wigan owner Dave Whelan told Sky Sports...
  • 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 fouryear 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 highflying 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 endofseason fixtures go, the...
  • Wigan beat Manchester City to win FA Cup for first time May 12, 2013

    London: As blueandwhite confetti exploded under the Wembley arch, Wigan players lifted a trophy for the first time in the club's 81year history. In one of the biggest FA Cup final upsets, a team playing nonleague football 35 years ago and assembled for barely $30 million beat bigspending Manchester City 10...
  • 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 comefrombehind 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 20 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...