Wigan Football Gift: ‘Ben Watson’s stunning header against Manchester City in the FA Cup Final 2013’ Limited Edition Print of just 50!
Relive the goal here.
Wigan Athletic finally claimed the first major trophy in their 81-year history when Ben Watson’s dramatic last-minute headed goal won the FA Cup final against Manchester City at Wembley!
“Today it was David and Goliath,” Wigan manager Roberto Martinez said. “We saw the underdogs play with incredible bravery, incredible belief and they defied the odds again. That’s the FA Cup.”
The gulf financially was huge. The Manchester City starting line up was valued at £178.5m. Wigan Athletic’s starting line up was a mere £8.3m in comparison.
Dreams can come true. Emmerson Boyce has made history after captaining Wigan Athletic to FA Cup glory against Man City!
The win for Wigan marked the biggest shock in an FA Cup final since Wimbledon upset Liverpool in 1988. Not bad for a club who were playing in the Northern Premier League in 1978!
We don’t like to single out individual players…but Callum McManaman, loaned to Blackpool last season, totally embarrassed France’s Gael Clichy with nearly every touch of the ball. And two former Hamilton midfielders, James McCarthy and James McArthur, never let Yaya Toure (£250,000-a-week!), dominate.
And as for Ben Watson coming on late into the game, it was an inspired substitution by Martinez and his staff.
Maloney sent in the swinging, tantalising corner and Watson rose superbly in front of Jack Rodwell to glance the ball beyond Hart into the corner of the net!
Cue mass hysteria from Wigan and their amazing fans!
Despair for Manchester City (who it has to be said were very gracious in their defeat).
What a fantastic, incredible achievement by the Latics. One to remember forever with our exclusive framed artwork!
Only 50 available of our Wigan AFC football print. And each one is individually printed and numbered.
Includes FREE delivery by our nice courier within mainland UK.
For every print we sell, a donation is made to a charity or fund raising cause. We’ve helped many worthy causes over the years, and this is our way of contributing to those that need help and support.
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