Wigan weren't just plucky battlers either, they passed City off the pitch. It was a footballing lesson for Mancini and his gutless millionaire players. And it's not over for Wigan yet, they'll be flying going down to Arsenal on Tuesday and tomorrow's results could yet go their way. If only Alcaraz was fit for the Swansea game four days ago they wouldn't have conceded the goals they did.
Yeah they deserved their victory today for sure. They completely outplayed City in their league match a couple of weeks ago as well. A very nice technical team to watch with a fantastic scouting network.
If I was a Wigan fan and had the choice of them winning the final today and getting relegated, or losing today and surviving, I would definitely have chosen option A. They've already had such a great run to survive so long in the Premier League, and as fan of a smaller team seeing them win a major trophy can be a once in a lifetime experience.
Hopefully this does give them confidence going into those huge games against Arsenal and Villa though. Their defending in their last few league games has been amateurish at best, although maybe that's not surprisingly with all their injury problems.
Both Swansea and Wigan winning the first major trophies in their history in the same season, and both teams playing stylish football to do so, has been very nice to see.