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Wigan relegated following Gunners defeat

14 May 2013 22:17:04

Wigan relegated following Gunners defeat

FA Cup winners Wigan were relegated from the Barclays Premier League as Arsenal moved up into the top four with an emphatic 4-1 win at the Emirates Stadium.

It was always going to be a big ask for the Latics to lift themselves for such a huge game just 72 hours after their glorious Wembley victory over Manchester City, and so it proved. Lukas Podolski nodded the Gunners in front on 11 minutes, but Shaun Maloney gave the visitors hope when he crashed home a free-kick on the stroke of half-time.

However, three goals in the space of eight minutes just after the hour from Theo Walcott, Podolski and Aaron Ramsey meant there was to be no fairytale ending for Roberto Martinez's men, despite another brave crack at the Great Escape.


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