Wigan knock Man City out of FA Cup

Wigan knock Man City out of FA Cup

Match of the Day pundit Jermaine Jenas said the decision was "strange", adding: "I really don't think the tackle was that strong".

"I'm sort of out of it for a large part of the game but then when it comes to me, you have to do something. and fortunately I managed to do that".

Delph flew into a brawny 50/50 challenge with Max Power, came away with the ball but was punished for being "out of control" by referee Anthony Taylor after the City man's leading leg was deemed to be too high.

Pep Guardiola claimed he did not see Aguero being attacked and it is understood City will speak to Wigan to ask why they could not protect their players better.

Guardiola tried to play down the effect of the sending off.

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Just to complicate matters, Taylor appeared to approach Delph with his yellow card drawn, only to change his mind and flash the red at the insistence of a group of mithering Wigan players...

"Chief Executive Jonathan Jackson commented: 'Whilst we appreciate that the vast majority of supporters who ran on to the pitch did so spontaneously to celebrate a famous victory, we were disappointed with the action of a minority of supporters who acted in an inappropriate manner".

Sergio Aguero was spotted lashing out at a fan as he made his way off the pitch.

He denied that anything had happened in the tunnel. OK, we accept the defeat.

"They had one shot on target and we created lots, but football in the end is about the result and I congratulate Wigan".

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Aguero appeared to shove a fan away before being escorted off the pitch by City staff.

"We're asking the FA for special dispensation to play 14 players", joked Wigan boss Paul Cook before the game, despite beating Premier League sides West Ham United and Bournemouth on route to the fifth round. It's not really right what has gone on but it's the emotions of football.

City had a massive 83% of possession with a total of 29 shots at goal with Wigan registering five shots throughout the duration of the game.

They now face Southampton in the quarter-finals. "They have let in 20 goals in the Premier League this season, a total only bettered by Manchester United (19), and have also kept the third-highest number of clean sheets (12) behind Chelsea (14) and United (15)".

"From our point of view we're trying to get every edge in everything we can", Cook said.

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