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2013 FA Cup Final
Event2012–13 FA Cup
Date11 May 2013
VenueWembley Stadium, London
Man of the MatchCallum McManaman (Wigan Athletic)
RefereeAndre Marriner (West Midlands)
Attendance86,254
WeatherRain
10 °C (50 °F)
2012
2014

The 2013 FA Cup Final was the 132nd final of the FA Cup, the world's oldest football cup competition. The match, contested by Manchester City and Wigan Athletic, took place on 11 May 2013 at Wembley Stadium in London, and kicked off at 5:15 p.m. It was Wigan's first FA Cup final and Manchester City's 10th. Wigan pulled off a shock victory against favourites City, winning in circumstances reminiscent of the 1988 FA Cup Final when Wimbledon overcame Liverpool. Ben Watson's stoppage-time headed goal produced the "greatest FA Cup Final upset for a quarter of a century". In the United Kingdom, the match was televised by ITV and ESPN.

The competition winners were awarded a place in the group stage of the 2013–14 Europa League competition. Because Manchester City and their semi-final opponent Chelsea had already qualified for the following season's Champions League by virtue of the clubs' league positions, Wigan gained a Europa League place by winning their semi-final match. Wigan owner Dave Whelan led out the Wigan team before kick off along with manager Roberto Martínez. The only goal of the game came a few minutes after City's Pablo Zabaleta had been sent off for a second yellow card, becoming the third player to be sent off in an FA Cup final. The cup was jointly lifted by playing captain Emmerson Boyce and club captain Gary Caldwell.

On 20 May Wigan had an open-top bus tour of the town to celebrate the FA Cup victory. Manchester City sacked manager Roberto Mancini two days later amid rumours of the manager's fate pre-match while Wigan failed to avoid relegation from the Premier League, becoming the first team to win the Cup and succumb to relegation in the same season.

Details

11 May 2013
17:15 BST
Manchester City 0–1 Wigan Athletic Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 86,254
Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)
Report Watson Soccerball 90+1'
GK 1 England Joe Hart
RB 5 Flag of Argentina Pablo Zabaleta Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 60', 84'
CB 4 Belgium Vincent Kompany
CB 33Flag of Serbia Matija Nastasić Yellow card 75'
LB 22Flag of France Gaël Clichy
RM 21Flag of Spain David Silva
CM 42Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Yaya Touré
CM 18England Gareth Barry Yellow card 87' Sub off 90+2'
LM 8 Flag of France Samir Nasri Sub off 54'
CF 16Flag of Argentina Sergio Agüero
CF 32Flag of Argentina Carlos Tévez Sub off 69'
Substitutes:
GK 30Romania Costel Pantilimon
DF 6 England Joleon Lescott
DF 13Flag of Serbia Aleksandar Kolarov
MF 7 England James Milner Sub on 54'
MF 14Flag of Spain Javi García
MF 17England Jack Rodwell Sub on 69'
FW 10Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Edin Džeko Sub on 90+2'
Manager:
Flag of Italy Roberto Mancini
Man City vs Wigan 2013-05-11.svg
GK 1 Flag of Spain Joel Robles Yellow card 90+3'
RB 17Flag of Barbados Emmerson Boyce
CB 33Flag of Austria Paul Scharner
CB 3 Flag of Paraguay Antolín Alcaraz
LB 18Flag of Honduras Roger Espinoza
RM 4 Flag of Republic Ireland James McCarthy
CM 16Scotland James McArthur
LM 14Flag of Spain Jordi Gómez Sub off 81'
RF 15England Callum McManaman
CF 2 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire Arouna Koné
LF 10Scotland Shaun Maloney
Substitutes:
GK 26Flag of Oman Ali Al-Habsi
DF 5 Scotland Gary Caldwell
DF 25Flag of Spain Román Golobart
MF 8 England Ben Watson Sub on 81'
MF 20Scotland Fraser Fyvie
FW 9 Flag of Argentina Franco Di Santo
FW 11Flag of CHI Ángelo Henríquez
Manager:
Flag of Spain Roberto Martínez

Man of the match

Match officials

  • Assistant referees:
    • Stephen Child (London)
    • Simon Long (Cornwall)
  • Fourth official: Anthony Taylor (Cheshire)
  • Reserve official: Gary Beswick (Durham)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

Statistics

Manchester City Wigan Athletic
Total shots 15 15
Shots on target 12 7
Ball possession 52% 48%
Corner kicks 5 3
Fouls committed 11 5
Offsides 4 2
Yellow cards 3 1
Red cards 1 0

Source: BBC Sport

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