Manchester City FC Vs Wigan Athletic FC
Date: Tuesday 24th September 2013
Venue: The Etihad Stadium
Manchester City gain some revenge for their FA Cup final defeat by Wigan Athletic on 11th May as they go through to the fourth round of the Capital One Cup with ease.
New signing Stefan Jovetic scored twice, either side of another Yaya Toure free kick, as City showed Wigan why they are in their respective leagues. Jesus Navas, also a new signing for City, added a fifth late on in the game as City completed an emphatic win over the side that had beaten them 1-0 only five months ago.
Wigan defended well in the first half and had debutant ‘keeper Lee Nicholls to thank for going in at half time only one nil down. City hit the bar twice whilst the Latics had no shots on target as the Blues overwhelmed the FA Cup winners.
Manchester City made ten changes to the team which obliterated their rivals, Manchester United, on Sunday and Wigan Athletic made seven changes to the side that beat Ipswich at the weekend.
Amazingly only three Latics’ player remained in the starting eleven that started the FA Cup final: Roger Espinoza, Jordi Gomez, and captain, Emmerson Boyce. And even more baffling is the fact the only one Manchester City player started who also started the FA Cup final: Gael Clichy.
Nicholls kept out Dedryck Boyata and Marcos Lopez before finally conceded at the hands of Edin Dzeko as he slotted home a Fernandinho pass.
Stephen Crainey almost put the ball in to the back of his own net before Jovetic scored his first goal of the game and Toure exquisitely converted a free kick. Soon after this, Jovetic gained his second and City’s fourth of the game and with four minutes to go in the game Navas made it 5-0 after scoring from ten yards.