Man City 1 Wigan 2: Player ratings as Latics reach FA Cup semi-finals

Man City 1 Wigan 2: Player ratings as the Latics stun the Citizens for the second season running in the FA Cup

Man City
1
Wigan
2

Manchester City

Costel Pantilimon Could not have done much for either goal but failed to put his authority on the City back line – something which we regularly see from Joe Hart. 5/10

Micah Richards Struggled to make a massive impact on the match after being given a rare chance but managed to burst down the park well as the game went on to give the hosts more options in a bid to find an equaliser. 5

Martin Demichelis Another catastrophic mistake from the Argentine after poking a leg out to bring down Marc-Antoine Fortune in the box and gift Wigan the lead. 3

Joleon Lescott Read the game well in parts, including a key block before half-time, and was the side’s best player at the back. 6

Gael Clichy Caught sleeping for the visitors second goal which allowed James Perch to ghost behind and finish to give Pellegrini’s men a mountain to climb. 4

Javi Garcia Tried to put his authority on the game straight away with a strong challenge early on but failed to have much of an impact and was overrun in the midfield. 5

Yaya Toure An unusually quiet display from the Ivory Coast international. Replaced in the second half after failing to influence the game in his usual powerful manner. 5

Jesus Navas Another poor performance, with the Spaniard failing to drive into the channels and deliver – notably due to the organisation of Wigan’s defence. 5

Samir Nasri Frustrated early on which saw him pick up a booking for kicking the ball away but offered fans hope with a fine strike to make it 2-1. 6

Sergio Aguero Tried to make things happen but found it difficult on a day to forget for City. 5

Alvaro Negredo Like Aguero, he struggled before being replaced. Movement was not as impressive as usual. 5

Substitutes

Edin Dzeko Should have drew City level from yards out but made several good runs after being introduced. 5

James Milner Very quiet after coming on. 4

David Silva Improved City’s attacking threat with nifty passing around the box. 6

Wigan Athletic

Scott Carson Can be pleased with his performance and didn’t do much wrong. Helpless for the goal. 6

James Perch Energetic performance rounded off by a goal after ghosting into the City box to poke past Pantilimon. 7

Emmerson Boyce (man of the match) Remarkable piece of defending with to somehow deny Edin Dzeko from levelling the scores. 7

Ivan Ramis Seemed comfortable at the back with Boyce and more than played his part. 6

Stephen Crainey Carried out his defensive duties impeccable. Also got forward at times to give Wigan another dimension. 6

Chris McCann Struggled in parts but showed what he is capable of and looked to make things happen. 5

James McArthur Delightful cross for Perch’s goal. Showed his class on the ball which was underlined from his assist. 6

Josh McEachran Got better as the game went on but failed to get a foothold on the match. 5

Callum McManaman Showed his talent and looked lively on the ball even with City players in close proximity. 5

Jordi Gomez Kept his cool to slot home the penalty under pressure. Kept the ball well throughout and did exactly what was needed. 7

Marc-Antoine Fortune Brilliant piece of skill to turn Demichelis before bursting into the penalty area and drawing a foul which led to Wigan gaining the lead. 7

Substitutes

Leon Barnett On for Chris McCann at half-time and held his own on a difficult second-half for the players. 6

James McClean Showed his presence and stamina after coming on. 6

Roger Espinoza N/A

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