Wigan come to Eastlands with a good record against the blues. Monday’s game will only be the fifth Premiership meeting but already The Latics have notched up two wins compared to City’s solitary victory in 2009.
Outside the top flight, the teams have met on just one occasion in the league. That was in April 1999 when a Terry Cooke goal was enough to secure the points for the blues.
Although that was the first league meeting at Maine Road, the two teams actually first met at Hyde Road in an FA Cup 1st round match in January 1898. City won the game 1-0 and following that game, played Wigan five times in cup competitions, winning them all, although two were replays. They also met twice in the 1999 Division Two Play Off Semi Final, where a Shaun Goater goal gave the blues an aggregate 2-1 victory.
City’s Home Record Against Wigan
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|Second Division (Old)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|First Division (New)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Second Division (New)||1||1||0||0||1||0|
Rather Meaningless Facts
Games against Wigan tend to be low scoring affairs. All but five of their entire encounters have been won by a single goal, usually 1-0.
City’s highest ever attendance against Wigan was in January 1971 when 46,212 packed into Maine Road to watch the blues win their third round FA Cup tie 1-0.
The lowest home attendance was their first meeting in 1898 when just 6,000 watched the blues win, again 1-0.
City’s biggest home win was 2-0 during a league Cup tie in 1982 while the heaviest defeat has amazingly been 1-0.
Any takers for a 1-0 scoreline on Monday night?
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