Wigan manager Paul Cook said he had to ‘shut his eyes and pray’ as his League One side ended Manchester City’s hopes of winning the Quadruple by beating them 1-0 in the FA Cup fifth round.
Wigan netted the only goal with 11 minutes left as they repeated their win over City in the 2013 FA Cup Final.
“It feels great. It is such a severe test. They are such a strong side. We rode our luck at times,” said Cook. He added: “Our players deserve credit for their work. Some of the blocks they made were outstanding and to beat Man City you have to do that.”
The full-time whistle sparked scenes of celebration from the home fans, many of whom ran onto the pitch to celebrate.
Guardiola congratulated Wigan, who will face Southampton in the quarter-finals on the weekend of 17-18 March. The Spaniard added: “It was like a final. They had one shot on target.
“I don’t have regrets with the way we played, the performance, the heart.
“I judge my players on intentions and not results and the intentions were good.”
Manchester City and Sergio Aguero are considering legal action against the Wigan fan they allege attacked and insulted the striker following Monday night’s ill-tempered FA Cup clash.
It is claimed that a supporter hit the Argentine from behind, spat at him and said “suck my d***” during a pitch invasion.
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