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Wigan looking to keep FA Cup dream alive against Man City

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Wigan shocked the world when they won the FA Cup last year against Manchester City at Wembley, in a memorable display capped by Ben Watson's historic winner. They will meet again on Sunday and City will be looking for revenge after last year's embarrassing loss.

Both Wigan and Man City are part of the final eight teams in the battle for the FA Cup. On Sunday we will see if lightning can strike twice for Wigan, as they hope to shock mega-rich City for the second time in successive seasons.

Wigan made history by becoming the first team to win the FA Cup and suffer relegation in the same season, but have responded strongly and currently lie sixth in the Championship under Uwe Rosler.

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan spoke about the upcoming meeting with City in bullish mood, stating: "We are going to go there with intentions of trying to stay in the FA Cup - obviously we will try to retain it - but Manchester City will be looking for their revenge."

It would be a true underdog story if Wigan are able to beat Manchester City and go on to retain their title, however, this is not the most important thing according to the chairman.

Whelan revealed: "Our number one ambition this season is promotion back to the Premier League. The FA Cup is special, but the main priority for us is the league, the finest league in the world."

Wigan will need to do some work in the Championship to ensure themselves a spot in the Premier League next season, with a play-off place looking most likely.

There is a lot of doubt that Wigan will have a chance against Manchester City on Sunday. City have only lost one match of twelve this season at the Etihad Stadium.

It will be a tough task for Wigan to be victorious, especially with the pain from last year's loss still felt by the Manchester City fans and players alike.

We are sure to witness a great match on Sunday as David joins Goliath on the pitch once again.

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