|Javier Garrido (Nedum Onuoha, 88)|
|Kolo Toure, K|
|Shaun Wright-Phillips (Craig Bellamy, 46)|
|Adam Johnson, A|
|Nigel de Jong|
|Carlos Tevez (Silvio Sylvinho, 88)|
|Gary Caldwell, G|
|Hendry Thomas (Charles N'Zogbia, 52)|
|Marcelo Moreno (Steve Gohouri, 82)|
|Hugo Rodallega (Jason Scotland, 82)|
There is the final whistle, City close the gap on Spurs to two points with Tevez the hero once more.
Javier Garrido is replaced by Nedum Onuoha.
Man City are replacing Carlos Tevez with Silvio Sylvinho.
Five minutes will be added on.
A brave effort from WIgan, but there has only been one team in it since the first goal, City's top four challenge is back on track
Carlos Tevez is booked for leaving field without consent.
MAN CITY 3-0 WIGAN: A fine goal form Tevez, picking the ball up 40 yards from goal, skipping past one challenge before curling the ball into the corner, brilliant strike.
Hugo Rodallega is being taken off, Jason Scotland has come on in his place.
Marcelo Moreno is being taken off, Steve Gohouri has come on in his place.
Titus Bramble goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
MAN CITY 2-0 WIGAN: Adam Johnson's low cross from the left finds TEVEZ at the far post who taps home his second of the game.
The referee has booked Paul Scharner.
MAN CITY 1-0 WIGAN: You can feel the relief around the stadium! Stoijkovic completely misses Konpany's chipped through ball allowing TEVEZ to tap home an open goal.
Tevez is claiming penalty as he and Adebayor go to ground inside the area,referee Atwell is unmoved however.
Pablo Zabaleta goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.
The game is really open now and you can feel the tension among the City fans, they know this is a great chance ot get back to winning ways.
The referee has booked Javier Garrido.
Great response from Wigan! Charles N'Zogbia puts in a great cross to the far post that Rodallega somehow puts wide with the goal gaping.
What an effort! A Wigan long ball is controlled by Moreno who fires a left footed shot form 25 yards just wide of the post, great effort.
That looks a harsh decision by Atwell, Caldwell got some of the ball and it wasn't two footed, none of that is any consolation to Wigan though, a turning point in the game.
It's red. He's off. Gary Caldwell has been sent off for a late challenge on Tevez.
Chance for Hugo Rodallega out of nothing as he latches onto a long ball and half volleys just wide, Wigan are still in this game.
Wigan are replacing Hendry Thomas with Charles N'Zogbia.
Flying start ot the half by City, Mancini must have had words with them at the break, Wigan are hanging on at the minute.
The ball is in the net - but it's disallowed! Tevez's effort is well saved by Stojkovic and Adebayor is on hand to force home the rebound, but he was stood in an offside position, correct decision by the linesman
The second half is under way with the score currently at 0 v 0.
Half time change for City,Craig Bellamy is on for Shaun Wright-Phillips.
There is the whislte, Wigan will be satisified with their efforts so far, City know a draw isn't really good enough at this stage of the season.
City are crying penalty when Tevez goes down in the box, referee Atwell says no however, much to their frustration.
Another break from Wigan sees Scharner teed up once more on the edge of the box, but once again his effort is off target.
The home fans are getting frustrated now, they know this is a must win game for City. Credit to Wigan though for holding them at bay, and creating a few chances of their own.
Great stop! Marcelo Moreno's free kick is half blocked by the wall but it falls nicely for Paul Scharner whose low effort is palmed away by Given at full stretch.
Just as I say that...Tevez escapes two challenges down the left and fires a cross shot across the box that just evades Adebayor
Hugo Rodallega cuts in from the left and looks to curl the ball past Given, Wright-Phillips trakcc back though and deflects the ball round for a corner, Wigan are playing well though.
No one closes Paul Scharner down as he lines up a shot from 25 yards, luckily for City though his effort fizzes well wide.
Man City are warming to their task now, with Tevez and Adam Johnson looking to create at every opportunity.
What a save! Shaun Wright-Phillips gets to the byline and chips it across for Tevez to volley towards goal from six yards but Vladimir Stojkovic somehow keeps it out from point blank range.
Tevez does well down the left again and pulls it back for Emmanuel Adebayor, but his shot is well blocked by Titus Bramble.
Wigan, wearing a lovely iluminous orange strip, have started quite well, forcing City back into their own half, no chances as yet though.
Gary Caldwell brings down Carlos Tevez on the left hand side the free kick is easily cleared by the Wigan defence.
The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.
Referee Stuart Attwell gets us underway
Wigan manager Roberto Martinez makes just one change to the side that beat Burnley 1-0 on Saturday, with goalkeeper Chris Kirkland replaced by Vladimir Stojkovic.
Striker Emmanuel Adebayor after his four-match ban among four changes from the side beaten by Everton last Week. Javier Garrido, Shaun Wright-Phillips and Patrick Vieira come in with Micah Richards,Gareth Barry and Craig Bellamy dropping to the bench
Man City face Wigan at 8pm on Monday, March 29th.
It wasnt so long ago that Diego Costa couldnt play more than once a week because of his injury problems.
So, it looks like Robin van Persie is heading towards the Old Trafford exit door.
History is generally favourable to hosts in big finals.
Its been the lot of so many England players over the years, but today it was Laura Bassett coming to