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The Opposition – Wigan


Wigan have become something of a bogey team to City. Since arriving in the Premiership, the blues have only drawn twice and lost at Wigan and it is a record The Latics will want to maintain.

But they haven’t had the best of starts to their campaign so far. A heavy opening day defeat at home to relegation favourites Blackpool (0-4) was followed by a heavier loss at home to Chelsea (0-6). Following these results, a cup upset away to Hartlepool was very much on the cards, but Wigan negotiated their way through it with a comfortable 3-0 win.

This was followed by their first Premiership points of the season, courtesy of a 1-0 win at Spurs but it took an equaliser three minutes from time to secure a point at home to Sunderland.

Manager – Roberto Martinez

The Spaniard is in his second year at the DW Stadium since taking over from Steve Bruce. Martinez started his managerial career at Swansea and has only been in management for two years.

Ground – DW Stadium

Formerly the JJB Stadium, The DW Stadium is named after Wigan’s current club sponsors DW Sports Fitness. It has been Wigan’s home since 1999 when the club moved form the old Springfield Park ground.

Wigan share the stadium with Rugby League side Wigan Warriors. Its current capacity is 25,138.

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