Wigan Athletic have been knocked out of the FA Cup by Southampton, this cup run saw them beat a host of Premier League sides including giants Manchester City.

Wigan manage to create a number of first-half chances as they produced another terrific performance against a Premier League side.

Roberts’ looping strike was arguably their best opening, while Michael Jacobs should have slipped a pass to Gavin Massey after a great run later in the half – instead seeing his shot blocked.

The Latics were left to rue their missed chances when Southampton came out in the second half with more intensity and urgency.

Wigan defended with solidity and attacked with bravery throughout, and were given hearty and deserved applause as they left the field at the end.

 

Based on their performances in the competition, Wigan have more than enough in the tank to secure promotion and can be considered League One title contenders.

Wigan manager Paul Cook told BBC Sport “You can’t ask for any more from your players. The first half, we were excellent. We expected that response from Southampton and we wish them well in the semi-finals. We were playing some great players and in the end their quality came through.”

Although Wigan fans can be disappointed to be knocked out of the FA Cup, they can be proud of the run that their side achieved, beating three Premier League side Manchester City, West Ham and Bournemouth.

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