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Wigan Beat Millwall To Reach FA Cup Final

posted 13 Apr 2013, 12:42 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 13 Apr 2013, 12:42 ]

Wigan Athletic book a place in the FA Cup final with a 2-0 defeat of Millwall at Wembley in a match marred by fighting among Millwall fans.

WEMBLEY, LONDON, UK (APRIL 13, 2013) (PITCH) -  Wigan Athletic forgot their relegation worries to reach the FA Cup final for the first time in their history when goals from Shaun Maloney and Callum McManaman gave them a 2-0 win over Championship side Millwall at a soggy Wembley on Saturday (April 13).

Maloney struck after 24 minutes, thumping a low volley from Arouna Koné's perfect cross under Millawall goalkeeper David Forde.

Wigan then held off sustained pressure from the south Londoners before doubling the lead in the 78th minute, Jordi Gomez's precise pass sending Callum McManaman in on goal and he tucked the ball away after rounding Forde.

But the match was marred when fighting broke out among Millwall's own fans who traded punches with each other and attacked police officers, ignoring their team's efforts on the field.

Wigan, who are two places off the foot of the Premier League table, will meet the winners of Sunday's second semi-final between holders Chelsea and league champions Manchester City when the final is staged back at Wembley on May 11.