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16 December 2014

Latics travel to Leicester City in the prestigious FA Youth Cup – Wednesday 17 December, 7.00pm.

  • Leicester v Latics in the FA Youth Cup.
  • Third Round clash to kick off at 7.00pm at the King Power Stadium.
  • Latics head to Leicester on 13 game unbeaten run.
Leicester City v Wigan Athletic
FA Youth Cup Third Round
Wednesday 17 December 2014, kick off 7.00pm
King Power Stadium


Latics face their stiffest test of the season so far with a trip to Under 18 Premier League second place side Leicester City in the coveted FA Youth Cup.

Peter Atherton’s side are 13 unbeaten heading to the King Power Stadium, most recently beating Preston North End 4-1 to progress into the semi-final of the Lancashire FA Youth Cup.

They face a Leicester side who won five in a row before their last game, a 2-1 defeat away to table toppers Chelsea.

Latics head into the game top of the Youth Alliance, but Leicester are just one of two big tests for the team this week, with a trip to second place Rochdale also on the cards for Saturday.

FA Youth Cup – Brief History

Leicester made the fourth round last season, beating Rotherham United 3-0, before being eliminated 1-0 against Manchester United.

Derby County were Latics’ third round opponents last season, with Matthew Hamilton and Louis Robles’ double not enough as they fell to a 4-3 defeat at the iPro Stadium.

Neither club has won the FA Youth Cup.

Team News

Last starting XI v Preston:Absalom, Baxendale, Lambert, Burke, Harrison, McNally, Cvetkovic, Purzycki, Cosgrove, Anson, Lingard

Follow the Game

Admission at the King Power Stadium is £3 for adults and £1 for concessions.

You can follow the game live with our free interactive service Latics Wall, bringing you minute-by-minute text commentary and debate.

Goal and major incident updates will also be available on Twitter via @LaticsOfficial.

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