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EMIRATES FA CUP PREVIEW: WIGAN ATHLETIC V MANCHESTER CITY

18 February 2018

Latics and Manchester City go head-to-head for a place in the Emirates FA Cup quarter final against Southampton

  • Emirates FA Cup preview as Wigan Athletic host Manchester City.
  • Latics aim to make it three FA Cup victories in a row over Man City.
  • A closer look at the history between Latics and City.

WIGAN ATHLETIC v MANCHESTER CITY
EMIRATES FA CUP FIFTH ROUND
MONDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2018
KICK OFF 7.55PM

PRE-MATCH BUILD UP

Paul Cook's Wigan Athletic are all set to test themselves against arguably the best team in world football on Monday evening, when Pep Guardiola's Manchester City visit the DW Stadium for the fifth round of the Emirates FA Cup.

The recent history between Latics and City has been well documented in the build-up to kick off, with Latics looking to make it three in a row against their north-west neighbours after famous victories in the 2013 FA Cup final and the 2014 quarter final at the Etihad Stadium.

That aside, the game promises to be enthralling regardless, as two of the statistically highest performing teams in English football go head-to-head for a place against Southampton in the quarter final.

City arrive in Wigan fighting on four fronts and with one eye of the Carabao Cup final against Arsenal next Sunday, having already put themselves in comfortable positions in the Premier League and Champions League.

Latics also have their sights set firmly on silverware come May, with Cook's men one point behind Sky Bet League One leaders Shrewsbury Town with two games in hand, and looking to use this fixture as added motivation for their league campaign.

Wigan Athletic supporters v Manchester City 2014

Latics supporters hoping for a repeat of 2013 and 2014 in the FA Cup.

TEAM NEWS

Latics will be without captain Sam Morsy due to suspension, whilst Devante Cole, James Vaughan and Donervon Daniels are all cup tied. Click on the image below for full team news from both camps.

Wigan Athletic v Manchester City Early Team News

FORM GUIDE

LAST FIVE IN ALL COMPETITIONS

Form Guide Wigan Athletic v Manchester City

Latics - WWWLL – 8 scored, 6 conceded
Manchester City – WWDWW - 15 scored, 2 conceded

LEADING GOAL SCORERS – ALL COMPETITIONS

Latics – Will Grigg 15, Nick Powell 12, Michael Jacobs 7

Manchester City – Sergio Aguero 27, Raheem Sterling 20, Kevin De Bruyne and Leroy Sane 11

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD

All competitions: Latics 8 wins, 5 draws, Manchester City 15 wins
FA Cup: Latics 2 wins, Manchester City 2 wins

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