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Outswinging corner taken by Shaun Maloney, Ben Watson grabs a headed goal from close range. Man City 0-1 Wigan.Shaun Maloney provided the assist for the goal. Edin Dzeko comes on in place of Gareth Barry.
Jack Rodwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Watson. Paul Scharner takes the direct free kick.
Shaun Maloney takes a shot. Blocked by Vincent Kompany.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Maloney by Gareth Barry. The referee shows Gareth Barry a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Strike comes in from Ben Watson from the free kick.
Sergio Aguero is ruled offside. Antolin Alcaraz takes the indirect free kick.
Pablo Zabaleta challenges Callum McManaman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Pablo Zabaleta shown a red card. Strike on goal comes in from Shaun Maloney from the free kick.
Shaun Maloney is adjudged to have handled the ball. Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.
Ben Watson on for Jordi Gomez.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by James Milner from the left by-line, Joel Robles makes a save.
Shot by Yaya Toure from 25 yards. Blocked by James McCarthy.
Drilled right-footed shot by Jack Rodwell. Blocked by Antolin Alcaraz.
Gael Clichy produces a cross, clearance made by Paul Scharner.
Foul by Jack Rodwell on Shaun Maloney, free kick awarded. Shaun Maloney takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Callum McManaman by Matija Nastasic results in a free kick. Matija Nastasic is shown a yellow card. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Shaun Maloney.
The ball is sent over by Callum McManaman, clearance made by James Milner.
Roger Espinoza gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Milner. The ball is crossed by James Milner, Jack Rodwell takes a shot. Save made by Joel Robles.
Centre by Gael Clichy, Paul Scharner manages to make a clearance.
Sergio Aguero concedes a free kick for a foul on James McArthur. Emmerson Boyce takes the free kick.
Jack Rodwell replaces Carlos Tevez.
The ball is crossed by David Silva, save made by Joel Robles.
Roger Espinoza takes a shot. Matija Nastasic gets a block in. Callum McManaman takes a shot. Blocked by Vincent Kompany.
Shot from just outside the box by Jordi Gomez goes over the target.
Jordi Gomez concedes a free kick for a foul on Carlos Tevez. The free kick is delivered left-footed by David Silva from right wing.
Callum McManaman concedes a free kick for a foul on Gael Clichy. Direct free kick taken by Gareth Barry.
Pablo Zabaleta gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Callum McManaman. The referee books Pablo Zabaleta for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Emmerson Boyce.
The ball is swung over by David Silva, clearance by Antolin Alcaraz.
Short corner worked by David Silva.
Jordi Gomez decides to take the corner short.
Callum McManaman produces a cross, blocked by Vincent Kompany.
James Milner replaces Samir Nasri.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Barry by Shaun Maloney. Free kick taken by Gareth Barry.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by David Silva, Close range header by Vincent Kompany goes over the bar.
Inswinging corner taken by David Silva from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by James McCarthy.
Sergio Aguero takes a shot. Blocked by Emmerson Boyce.
A cross is delivered by Samir Nasri.
Vincent Kompany gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Arouna Kone. Direct free kick taken by Paul Scharner.
James McCarthy has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.
Samir Nasri has an effort at goal. Joel Robles makes a save.
Gael Clichy is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Joel Robles.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Arouna Kone. Vincent Kompany takes the free kick.
Gareth Barry takes a shot. Save by Joel Robles.
Arouna Kone takes a shot. Vincent Kompany gets a block in.
Sergio Aguero sends in a cross.
Callum McManaman takes a shot. Pablo Zabaleta gets a block in.
Yaya Toure takes a shot. Antolin Alcaraz gets a block in.
Jordi Gomez takes a shot. Vincent Kompany gets a block in.
Effort on goal by Carlos Tevez from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Joel Robles makes a fantastic save. Short corner taken by Samir Nasri from the left by-line.
The offside flag is raised against Callum McManaman. Matija Nastasic takes the indirect free kick.
Roger Espinoza fouled by David Silva, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Scharner.
Matija Nastasic has an effort at goal from long distance that misses to the right of the goal.
The ball is delivered by Roger Espinoza, Vincent Kompany manages to make a clearance. Shaun Maloney has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.
David Silva takes a shot. Comfortable save by Joel Robles.
Shot by Shaun Maloney. Blocked by Vincent Kompany.
Corner taken right-footed by Shaun Maloney from the right by-line, Paul Scharner has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Pablo Zabaleta on Roger Espinoza. Jordi Gomez delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James McCarthy by Samir Nasri. Direct free kick taken by James McCarthy.
The referee blows for offside. Joel Robles takes the free kick.
Callum McManaman has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.
The offside flag is raised against Sergio Aguero. Antolin Alcaraz takes the indirect free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sergio Aguero by Emmerson Boyce. Shot on goal comes in from Carlos Tevez from the free kick. Yaya Toure takes a shot. Joel Robles makes a save.
David Silva takes a shot. Blocked by James McArthur.
Toure and Silva fit for cup final
Manchester City have close to a full squad available for the FA Cup final against Wigan at Wembley, with winger Scott Sinclair the only notable absentee after surgery to remove a blood clot from his shoulder.
Midfielder Yaya Toure is fit after recent concerns about fatigue and playmaker David Silva is in contention to start for first time since suffering a hamstring injury at Manchester United a month ago.
Back-up goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon, who has played in all the previous rounds, is expected to be selected ahead of England number one Joe Hart.
Given the disappointments of the title race, which ceased to be a meaningful contest in February, the excitement of the build-up to the FA Cup final has not matched that of two years ago.
In 2011 there was a sense of a new adventure beginning as City chased a first trophy in 35 years, something they achieved with victory over Stoke.
But Roberto Mancini is no less determined and is taking nothing for granted against a Wigan side who remain in serious relegation trouble at the bottom of the Premier League.
Indeed, Mancini has been impressed by Roberto Martinez's side despite their continuing struggles and is taking no notice of City's status as odds-on favourites.
The Italian, speaking at his pre-match press conference, said: "I don't think in the final there is one team favourite.
"Against Stoke we were favourites but we had problems because Stoke played very well.
"I think this year will be the same. Wigan are a good team.
"The final is the final, it is not important what can happen in the Premier League tomorrow.
"But after that I think they have a chance (to stay up) because they have another two games to stay in the Premier League. They have a good chance.
"Martinez, in this moment, is a very strong manager and he knows the situation."
Martinez must decide whether to stick with his wobbly defence for Wigan's first FA Cup final appearance.
Antolin Alcaraz (hamstring) is rated no more than a 50-50 chance, while captain Gary Caldwell is most at risk following his mistake against Swansea on Tuesday and Roger Espinoza looked ill at ease in the left wing-back role.
Ali Al Habsi is expected to return at the expense of on-loan Joel Robles in goal, as he did for the semi-final win over Millwall.
Martinez has told his players they should dare to dream about the possibility of victory.
Talk of the Latics' first appearance in one of the showpiece days in the English football calendar has inevitably included discussion about a relegation fight they now look certain to lose.
Yet it is an undeniable truth that a win will have an effect on Wigan that will last far longer than what league they end up playing in next season.
For Jim Montgomery, Bobby Stokes and Lawrie Sanchez are part of the very fabric of football in this country, and will continue to be so no matter what strife Sunderland, Southampton and, most tellingly of all, Wimbledon find themselves in at any given moment.
It is these names the Latics will join if they can find a way to overcome City at Wembley.
And the impact of such a success is not lost on Martinez.
"You have to dream and the bigger the dream the bigger the achievement," he said.
"Winning the FA Cup would be there forever.
"Just arriving in the final is a photographic moment in the history of our football club. Winning a major trophy would take our club to a different level.
"We are all well aware what this could mean. There are a billion people watching this game.
"It is one of those key moments that help develop awareness.
"When we signed Roger Espinoza he was already a Wigan fan, which makes you aware of our exposure around the world is bigger than many people think.
"But he final is as good as it gets and we need to take advantage."
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