City Revenge - Big Style!

Last updated : 07 March 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor


30. Costel Pantilimon
2. Micah Richards
38. Dedryck Boyata
6. Joleon Lescott
22. Gael Clichy
7. James Milner
25. Fernandinho 46'
14. Javi Garcia
64. Marcos Lopes 71'
35. Stevan Jovetic
10. Edin Dzeko 79'
8. Samir Nasri
9. Alvaro Negredo 79'
13. Aleksandar Kolarov
15. Jesus Navas 71'
29. Richard Wright
33. Matija Nastasic
42. Yaya Toure 46'

Stevan Jovetic claimed his first two Manchester City goals as Manuel Pellegrini's side eased past Wigan into the fourth round of the Capital One Cup.

Edin Dzeko and substitutes Yaya Toure and Jesus Navas were also on target as City completed a routine 5-0 win over the Championship side at the Etihad Stadium.

City had made 10 changes from the side which thrashed rivals Manchester United in Sunday's derby at the same venue but there was no let-up in the intensity of their performance.

From the outset there was never any danger of Wigan repeating their heroic FA Cup final success over City from May. Dzeko opened the scoring with a fine volley 12 minutes before the interval and Jovetic, who had hitherto endured a frustrating night, bundled in the second on the hour.

Toure came off the bench to curl in what is now becoming a trademark free-kick from 20 yards - his third such effort of the season - before £24million man Jovetic netted a second from close range.

Navas rounded off the scoring four minutes from when he broke through and fired a low shot past Lee Nicholls.

City's style of play and clinical execution were just as manager Manuel Pellegrini had desired, and provided evidence that the fluid system he is introducing throughout the club is taking hold.

Of his starting line-up, only midfielder Fernandinho survived from the side which began the 4-1 derby demolition of United.

Micah Richards came in for his first appearance of the season and impressed after recovering from injury while James Milner looked dangerous on the left and youngster Marcos Lopes had fine full debut.

Championship side Wigan made nine changes from their most recent game while Jordi Gomez, Emmerson Boyce and Roger Espinoza were the only members of their side that started the FA Cup final. Gael Clichy was City's only Wembley survivor.

Dedryck Boyata, back in the CIty side after a two-year absence, had the best of the early chances, denied by Latics goalkeeper Nicholls at a corner, before Richards stole the ball from Nouha Dicko and charged forward to fire a shot narrowly wide.

City almost took the lead after Richards burst into the area on another powerful run and pulled the ball back across goal.

Jovetic lost his footing but 17-year-old Lopes, sprinting in behind, connected with a powerful shot which rattled the woodwork.

The opener came moments later as Fernandinho ran across the 18-yard line and picked the most opportune moment to lob forward for Dzeko.

The striker timed his run perfectly and lunged forward to volley past Nicholls.

Milner continued to cause havoc on the right and another good cross was lashed into the side-netting by Jovetic.

Fernandinho's starring role in the goal proved his last significant involvement as he was replaced by Toure for the second half.

After a Milner shot was deflected on to the post, Toure surprisingly headed wide from the resulting corner.

City's second came on the hour, the opening created after another attack down the right, this time by Richards.

The stand-in skipper slipped in a good pass for Jovetic, who saw his initial shot blocked by Nicholls but the ball rebounded off him and into the net.

A foul by Fraser Fyvie on Jovetic allowed Toure to step up and curl in a free-kick which emulated similar strikes against Newcastle and Hull already this season.

Jovetic bagged his second after Ryan Shotton made a mess of a clearance and Navas raced through a gap to net the fifth in the closing stages.


2013/2014    Tue 24 Sep    Man. City    5 - 0    Wigan Ath.    League Cup  
2012/2013    Wed 17 Apr    Man. City    1 - 0    Wigan Ath.    Premier League  
Wed 28 Nov    Wigan Ath.    0 - 2    Man. City    Premier League  
2011/2012    Mon 16 Jan    Wigan Ath.    0 - 1    Man. City    Premier League  
Sat 10 Sep    Man. City    3 - 0    Wigan Ath.    Premier League  
2010/2011    Sat 05 Mar    Man. City    1 - 0    Wigan Ath.    Premier League  
2013/2014    Sun 19 Sep    Wigan Ath.    0 - 2    Man. City    Premier League  
2010/2011    Sun 19 Sep    Wigan Ath.    0 - 2    Man. City    Premier League  
2009/2010    Mon 29 Mar    Man. City    3 - 0    Wigan Ath.    Premier League  
Sun 18 Oct    Wigan Ath.    1 - 1    Man. City    Premier League  
2008/2009    Sat 17 Jan    Man. City    1 - 0    Wigan Ath.    Premier League  
Sun 28 Sep    Wigan Ath.    2 - 1    Man. City    Premier League  
2007/2008    Sat 01 Mar    Man. City    0 - 0    Wigan Ath.    Premier League  
Sat 01 Dec    Wigan Ath.    1 - 1    Man. City    Premier League  
2006/2007    Sat 03 Mar    Man. City    0 - 1    Wigan Ath.    Premiership  
Sat 21 Oct    Wigan Ath.    4 - 0    Man. City    Premiership  
2005/2006    Sat 18 Mar    Man. City    0 - 1    Wigan Ath.    Premiership  
Sat 28 Jan    Man. City    1 - 0    Wigan Ath.    F.A. Cup  
Mon 26 Dec    Wigan Ath.    4 - 3    Man. City    Premiership  
2002/2003    Tue 05 Nov    Wigan Ath.    1 - 0    Man. City    League Cup  
1998/1999    Wed 19 May    Man. City    1 - 0    Wigan Ath.    Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 3)  
Manchester City won 2-1 on aggregate
Sat 15 May    Wigan Ath.    1 - 1    Man. City    Football League Play-Offs (Lvl 3)  
Sat 03 Apr    Man. City    1 - 0    Wigan Ath.    League Division Two  
Sat 17 Oct    Wigan Ath.    0 - 1    Man. City    League Division Two