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Wigan’s 2013 FA Cup winning team – Where are they now?

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It was one of the biggest surprises in English football in recent times.

Wigan Athletic, threatened with relegation to the Championship, came up against the giants of Manchester City in the FA Cup final, and everyone thought it could only go one way.

With players like Carlos Tevez, Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany, Joe Hart, Yaya Toure and David Silva, City were overwhelming favourites, but on 11 May 2013 the magic of the FA Cup sparkled on Wigan Athletic.

Locked at 0-0 as the clock ticked into stoppage time, the Latics won themselves a corner.

The rest is history.

Ben Watson won a famous glancing header which beat Joe Hart and won Wigan the cup.

This was the first time that Athletic had won the cup, but unfortunately the celebrations didn’t last long as just days later they were relegated to the Championship after losing to Arsenal.

They got into the play-offs in their first season down there, but as we are seeing all too often nowadays, unless teams that are relegated can win promotion at the first time of asking, they’ll end up stranded in the lower leagues.

They were relegated again the next season, although some good business by Gary Caldwell saw his side win League One at a canter in 2015-16.

Of the side that won on that incredible day in north London, just one player remains at the club, after then-manager Roberto Martinez was prised away by Everton and took a lot of his players with him.

Here, FLW’s Ryan Evans has a look at where the FA Cup winning team of 2013 is now, and how they got there.


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