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Football: Manchester City to face Wigan in FA Cup final rematch

Published on Feb 17, 2014 6:31 AM
 
Manchester City's Edin Dzeko (right) celebrates his goal against Newcastle United with Samir Nasri (left), Aleksander Kolarov (second left) and Alvaro Negredo during their English Premier League soccer match at St James' Park in Newcastle, northern England on Jan 12, 2014. Wigan Athletic, who beat Manchester City in the FA Cup final and were also relegated from the Premier League last May, will meet them again after the two teams were paired in Sunday's quarter-final draw. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - Wigan Athletic, who beat Manchester City in the FA Cup final and were also relegated from the Premier League last May, will meet them again after the two teams were paired in Sunday's quarter-final draw.

The reward for beating Premier League Cardiff City 2-1 on Saturday is a daunting trip next month for the holders to the Etihad Stadium where City have lost only one domestic match all season.

It will be an emotional return for the Championship club's German manager Uwe Rosler who was a City player from 1994-98.

The other high-profile tie will see Arsenal face Merseyside opposition for the second successive round, with Everton visiting the Emirates.

 
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