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EMIRATES FA CUP PREVIEW: WIGAN ATHLETIC V SOUTHAMPTON

16 March 2018

A closer look at the key numbers and information ahead of Latics' Emirates FA Cup quarter final against Southampton.

  • Match preview for Wigan Athletic v Southampton.
  • Latics face their third FA Cup quarter final in the space of three years.
  • A semi-final spot at Wembley Stadium is up for grabs for Latics or Saints.

WIGAN ATHLETIC V SOUTHAMPTON
EMIRATES FA CUP QUARTER FINAL
SUNDAY 18 MARCH 2018
KICK OFF 1.30PM

PRE-MATCH BUILD UP

Paul Cook’s Latics are looking to book their place in the Emirates FA Cup semi-final at Wembley Stadium as they host Premier League side Southampton at the DW Stadium on Sunday.

There is no real history between the two sides as Latics have only played Southampton three times in their history. Latics are hopeful of making another famous FA Cup Wembley appearance by beating the Saints this weekend, having won the competition in 2013 against Manchester City, and reached the semi-final the following year against Arsenal.

This game promises to be an enthralling contest following Southampton’s appointment of Mark Hughes this week. The former Wales, Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, QPR, Manchester City and, most recently. Stoke City boss will be looking to stop Latics from making their fifth Wembley appearance in as many years. He will also have one eye on their Premier League fixtures with the Saints currently threatened by relegation in 17th place.

Latics will have their sights set on Wembley and are in confident mood following their last gasp win over Bradford City in Sky Bet League One on Wednesday night. Promotion back to the Championship is Paul Cook’s aim this season but Sunday’s focus will be on FA Cup glory.

FORM GUIDE

Wigan Athletic v Southampton Form Guide

Latics - WWDDW - 8 scored, 5 conceded
Southampton - LWDDL - 3 scored, 4 conceded

LEADING GOAL SCORERS - ALL COMPETITIONS

Latics - Will Grigg 18, Nick Powell 12, Michael Jacobs 9
Southampton - Charlie Austin 6, Manolo Gabbiadini 4, Dusan Tadic 4, James Ward-Prowse 4

LEADING GOAL SCORERS - EMIRATES FA CUP

Will Grigg celebration v Manchester City

Latics - Will Grigg 7. The Northern Ireland international has been pivotal in the Latics’ run to the quarter final, having scored in every round bar one. These have included goals against AFC Fylde, AFC Bournemouth, West Ham United and Manchester City.

Southampton - Wesley Hoedt, Jack Stephens, James Ward-Prowse and Dusan Tadic have all chipped in with a goal each to help the Saints reach the FA Cup quarter final.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

All competitions: Latics 1 win, 1 draw, Southampton 1 win
FA Cup: Southampton 1 win

Franco Di Santo v Southampton

Franco Di Santo celebrates at St. Mary's during Latics' only win against Southampton, a 2-0 victory in the Premier League in 2012.

ROAD TO THE QUARTER FINAL

LATICS

First Round - 2-1 v Crawley Town (H)
Second Round - 1-1 v AFC Fylde (A)
Second Round Replay - 3-2 v AFC Fylde (H)
Third Round - 2-2 v AFC Bournemouth (A)
Third Round Replay - 3-0 v AFC Bournemouth (H)
Fourth Round - 2-0 v West Ham United (H)
Fifth Round - 1-0 v Manchester City (H)



SOUTHAMPTON

Third Round - 1-0 v Fulham (A)
Fourth Round - 1-0 v Watford (H)
Fifth Round - 2-1 v West Bromwich Albion (A)

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Match Reports

EMIRATES FA CUP REPORT: WIGAN ATHLETIC 0-2 SOUTHAMPTON

18 March 2018

Reaction from the DW Stadium as Latics are beaten in the last eight of the Emirates FA Cu

  • Match Report: Wigan Athletic 0-2 Southampton
  • Latics defeated by the Saints in the Emirates FA Cup.
  • Paul Cook's side next in action against Walsall on Wednesday.

WIGAN ATHLETIC 0

SOUTHAMPTON 2
Hojbjerg  62
Cedric 90+1

Latics' love-affair with the Emirates FA Cup came to an end, at least for this year, at the hands of Southampton at the DW Stadium, as Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Cedric Soares earned the Saints a 2-0 victory, despite a magnificent display from Paul Cook's side.

Having eliminated three Premier League side in this year's competition, including champions-elect Manchester City, Latics arrived with confidence and looked in control for large periods of the game, but alas, it was one match too far as Mark Hughes' side won their spot in the semi-final at Wembley Stadium.

Latics made two changes to the side that beat Bradford City on Wednesday in Sky Bet League One, with Gary Roberts and Will Grigg starting instead of Nick Powell, who picked up a knock midweek, and James Vaughan who was cup-tied.

The visitors went ahead just after the hour when Danish international Hojbjerg bundled Dusan Tadic’s corner home inside a crowded box.   

Manolo Gabbiadini was later denied by Christian Walton from the penalty spot after the Italian was brought down in the area by Dan Burn.

Cedric extended the visitors’ advantage late in the game when he broke forward on the counter attack to slot the ball past Walton and into the bottom corner.

Backed by a vociferous home support, Latics started the game well in windy conditions, with Gavin Massey firing over on the half volley from the edge of the box after five minutes.

Guido Carrillo later had an opportunity for the Saints but was denied by Walton, while Latics responded by forcing a succession of corners, of which the visitors dealt with.

Roberts, celebrating his 34th birthday, then went close to opening the scoring but his effort inside the area was deflected wide by his marker.

Latics were enjoying much of the play, and Max Power tested Alex McCarthy direct from a corner, while Grigg twice went close before the break.

At the start of the second half, Michael Jacobs curled a shot just over before Massey burst forward only to drag a low strike narrowly off target.

In reply, Sofiane Boufal’s free kick landed on the roof of the net, while Walton was later called upon to pull off a world class save to keep out Manolo Gabbiadini from eight yards.

The Saints then took the lead just past the hour when Hojbjerg met Tadic’s corner to bundle home inside the box.

Latics were indebted to Walton on 73 minutes when he kept Gabbiadini’s penalty out with another unbelievable stop, after the striker had been fouled in the area by Burn.

Cook’s side battled until the end but were caught on the counter in stoppage time as Cedric was played in on goal and slotted past Walton into the bottom right corner.

Latics: Walton; Byrne (Hunt 80) Elder, Dunkley, Burn; Morsy (Capt), Power; Massey (Powell 65), Roberts (Colclough 65), Jacobs, Grigg.

Subs: Jones, Perkins, Bruce, Fulton.

Southampton: McCarthy; Cedric, Stephens, Hoedt, Carrillo (Long 81), Tadic, Lemina, Boufal (Redmond 65), Gabbiadini (Romeu 87), Bertrand (Capt), Hojbjerg

Subs: Forster, Yoshida, Ward-Prowse, Sims

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PAY ON THE DAY AVAILABLE FOR LATICS’ EMIRATES FA CUP CLASH WITH SOUTHAMPTON

18 March 2018

Cash turnstiles open on the South Stand, DW Stadium Ticket Office open from 9am for tickets for the East and West Stands.

  • Pay on the day available for Wigan Athletic v Southampton
  • Tickets still available in advance online – click here
  • Cash turnstiles on the South Stand, with DW Stadium Ticket Office open from 9am to facilitate sales for tickets in the East/West Stands.

Tickets will be available up until kick-off for Wigan Athletic’s Emirates FA Cup Quarter Final with Southampton on Sunday afternoon (kick-off 1:30pm).

Supporters will be able to pay cash on the turnstiles on the South Stand but will have to purchase tickets from the DW Stadium Ticket Office if they wish to sit in the West or East Stands.

The DW Stadium Ticket Office will be open from 9am and supporters are urged to arrive early to avoid queues in the build up to kick-off.

Tickets are priced as follows:

PRICES (All stands - Reserved seating)

Adults - £20
Over 65s - £15
Under 18s - £10
Under 11s - £5

Tickets do remain on sale online – click here to purchase!

Online tickets are subject to a £2 facility fee, unless you choose to print at home by selecting the option at the checkout.

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