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Football: Wigan repeat FA Cup final upset to knock out Man City

Published on Mar 10, 2014 6:54 AM
Manchester City's Edin Dzeko reacts after a missed opportunity during their English FA Cup quarter final soccer match against Wigan Athletic at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, northern England, on March 9, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 

LONDON (REUTERS) - Manchester City's hopes of an unprecedented quadruple were in tatters on Sunday after holders Wigan Athletic repeated their FA Cup heroics with a stunning 2-1 victory in their quarter-final at the Etihad Stadium.

Jordi Gomez's first-half penalty and a tap-in by James Perch gave Wigan, who beat City 1-0 in the FA Cup final at Wembley last May, a place in this year's semi-finals against Arsenal.

City, who won the League Cup last Sunday and need to overturn a two-goal deficit to Barcelona in the second leg of their Champions League tie next week, looked jaded against their second-tier opponents until they staged a thrilling late fightback.

Frenchman Samir Nasri made City's breakthrough in the 68th minute with a sweet 20m left-foot strike.

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