Published: Mon, March 19, 2018
Money | By Ethel Goodwin

Wigan fans react to being knocked out of the FA Cup

Wigan fans react to being knocked out of the FA Cup

"I know we've got the talent here to get the job done", he said in a report by BBC Sport.

"I might not say that if you were talking about the FA Cup final". Clearly, our Premier League status is a huge concern to us and we want to retain that and that is a big part of the remit I have.

"I wanted us to be a bit more dominant and play in the opposition half".

Wigan had claimed three successive Premier League scalps in reaching their third FA Cup quarter-final in six seasons, including Manchester City in the last round. 'I've been really impressed with the quality in the club itself.

Callum Elder admits Wigan Athletic will inspired by the "Class of 2013" as they bid to write another page in FA Cup folklore against Southampton.

But from another Tadic corner from the left, the Dane turned it goalwards and Dan Burn was unable to keep it out. I've been to a few semi-finals as a manager but never quite made it to Wembley.

After Michael Jacobs went close for Wigan, Boufal produced Southampton's best effort in the 57th minute with a free-kick that landed on the roof of the Wigan net and a careless back pass from Byrne left Gabbiadini with only Walton to beat but the keeper produced a fine save to bail out his team-mate.

Gabbiadini, scorer now of one goal in his last 20 games, had the flawless opportunity to improve that desperate record but saw a firm spot-kick saved brilliantly by Christian Walton, diving to his left.

Paul Cook's well-drilled Wigan side pressed throughout the first half and prevented Southampton from taking a shot on target, but Hughes' half-time team-talk seemed to instil the visitors with the belief they needed to break the home side down.

"There are those key moments you have to manage in a game and we didn't". "There is good quality, good traits, good behaviours which we can work on".

Tellingly, it was the first goal either Southampton man had scored for their club, a sure sign that Hughes has the ability to bring about a quick improvement at his struggling club.

Southampton win to nil at 21/10 (2.10) is more tempting, though.

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