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Sergio Aguero
Sergio Aguero [Reuters]

Manchester City take on FA Cup holders Wigan Athletic in the quarter-final of the FA Cup at the Etihad on Sunday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 4:05pm GMT. Live coverage of the game will be available on BT Sport 1.


The previous meeting between City and Wigan in this competition was at Wembley for last year's FA Cup final. Ben Watson's late header left the Citizens as runners-up, while Wigan celebrated their first success in the competition.

However, things have changed since. City are on a great run in the league while Wigan are in mid-table after being relegated to the Championship. Both teams have emplyed new managers since last May's FA Cup final.

Manuel Pellegrini has taken the role at Etihad while former City hero Uwe Rosler is in charge of the Championship club.

Samir Nasri-Manuel Pellegrini
Samir Nasri-Manuel Pellegrini [Reuters]

City made it to the last eight after beating Chelsea 2-0, with goals from Stevan Jovetic and Samir Nasri.

Wigan made it to the quarter finals with a 1-2 victory over Cardiff City. Chris McCann opened the scoring for the visitors in the 18th minute while Fraizer Campbell equalised nine minutes later for the Welsh club.

Watson was on target as his 40th minute goal gave Wigan hope alive of retaining the FA Cup. In the Championship, they are seventh in the table with 52 points from 32 games.

City, on the other hand, are fourth in the Premier League table with 57 points from 26 games. They are nine points behind league leaders Chelsea, but with three games in hand.

No matter what the result, Wigan manager Rosler is sure of a warm welcome from the home fans. Former striker Rosler spent four years as a player with City in the dark days of the 1990s, scoring 64 goals in 176 games. He attributes his recovery from cancer in 2003 to the support of the City fans.

In his autobiography, Rosler wrote: "I was in my hospital bed recovering from the latest dose of chemotherapy when an old friend from England called me up. He was at a City game and he said 'Can you hear it, can you hear it?'

"He held up his phone and the City fans were singing my name and I could hear it echoing around the ground. The news had reached them that I was ill, but they were willing me to beat the cancer.

"They had not given up on me. It put a smile back on my face and gave me new hope and new motivation to get through a very difficult time.

"I had a bond with the club before, but it became unbreakable at that moment. I felt that, with that kind of backing, how could I possibly fail?"

What the Managers Say

Manuel Pellegrini: "Yes, I watched that, but at the beginning of the season. I think now it's a different moment. There are different managers, different players for both teams. You can't link one with another. It happened 10 months ago and is not a lesson I can learn in this moment."

Uwe Rosler: "My first reaction [following the draw] was to ban all talk of that game. We started talking about this game this week. It was important to focus on the league. We go into the game with no pressure whatsoever. The pressure lies on City. We already achieved a wonderful cup run. Being in the sixth round of the FA Cup has only happened in the third time in the history of the football club."

Team Form

Manchester City

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W L W D
  • Last Result: Manchester City 3-1 Sunderland

Wigan Athletic

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W W W W
  • Last Result: Nottingham Forest 1-4 Wigan Athletic

Team News

Wigan Athletic

Manchester City

  • Injured: Stevan Jovetic (hamstring), Matija Nastasic (knee)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Pantilimon; Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Kolarov; Fernandinho, Touré; Nasri, Agüero, Silva; Dzeko

Wigan Athletic

  • Injured: Scott Carson (thigh), Gary Caldwell (calf), Shaun Maloney (hip), Nick Powell (hamstring), Ben Watson (broken leg), Rob Kiernan (cup-tied), Ryan Tunnicliffe (cup-tied), Martyn Waghorn (cup-tied)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Al-Habsi; Perch, Boyce, Barnett, Beausejour; McCann, McArthur, Gomez; Waghorn, Maynard, McLean