Wigan and Manchester City are two contrasting clubs, with one competing at the bottom and the other challenging for league titles. However, both teams will compete for silverware in the FA Cup final on the 11th of May. Manchester City might be huge favorites, given the quality of their side, but it would be foolish to write off Wigan’s chances. Roberto Martinez has worked miracles with this little club, keeping them in the Premier League season after season. Winning the FA Cup would be the icing on top of the cake for Wigan. For Manchester City and Roberto Mancini, it is a matter of salvaging pride and winning a trophy in what has been an unproductive season.
This FA Cup Final should be an outstanding affair. Manchester City are thrilling to watch while Wigan play some fabulous football at times. Wigan will defend for their lives, but their strength lies in their quick-fire attack. Expect plenty of goals in this game. Get A Cup Final tickets to witness the exciting conclusion to the season.
Manchester City were expected to kick on after their incredible league title win last season. The drama and excitement of Sergio Aguero’s last second winner created a lot of positive buzz around the club. Fans began to warm to City, and the fact they were challenging the hated Manchester United also helped. However, Mancini failed to add the right players in the summer transfer window, pushing his team backwards instead of forwards. Injuries to important players such as Vincent Kompany and Sergio Aguero, and Yaya Toure’s departure to the African Cup of Nations, did not help City’s cause.
Despite all those problems, City can have no excuses for losing the title to United with four games to spare. They earned a few bragging rights by beating United 2-1 at Old Trafford, but the title race was all but over by then. A City defeat to Tottenham, combined with Manchester United romping Aston Villa, ensured United reclaimed the crown they lost last season.
For City, it simply added to the misery of their season, as they were eliminated from the group stages of the UEFA Champions League. It is unlikely the club’s wealthy owners will tolerate failure next season. Mancini must win the league, or come very close, and oversee a massive improvement in Europe. For now, their sights are set on a second consecutive FA Cup trophy.
Wigan will need a lot of luck if they are to overcome Manchester City. They have performed well in the Cup this season, but City are an entirely different proposition. The likes of Tevez, Aguero, Dzeko, Yaya Toure, Nasri and David Silva will be difficult to stop. Not only must Wigan be resolute in defense, but they need to be swift with their counter attacking. They need to take the game to City and create goalscoring chances.
Look for football tickets to the FA Cup final if you want to witness this famous occasion. Wembley will be buzzing for this final, with both sets of fans known for their enthusiasm and relentless support.