City face Wigan at the DW Stadium on Sunday with only a solitary win under their belts in Lancashire. There haven’t been many games between the two so stats are few and far between but we’ve done our best.
The blues last win at Wigan was in October 1998 when Shaun Goater scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win. Goater later went on to score the winner in the second leg of the play-offs to send City to Wembley.
But since that season, City have failed to win in six visits and the closest the blues have come is with two 1-1 draws in December 2007, where Geovanni scored in the first few seconds of the game, and October 2009 where a Martin Petrov equaliser secured a point.
So Wigan have a slender advantage over the blues in Premiership encounters but recent form will count as City aim to gain their first away win of the season and their second in total in the Premier League.
Wigan v City Match Facts
Considering the blues have only won once at Wigan, it comes as no surprise that their biggest win was 1-0.
The heaviest defeat came in October 2006 when City lost 4-0. The blues found themselves two goals down within a few minutes of the games starting.
The two teams have met three times in the FA Cup and City have won all of them.
The very first meeting between these two sides was as far back as 1898 in the FA Cup when City won 1-0.
It would be another 73 years before they met again and it was also in the FA Cup. Colin Bell scoring the only goal.
Former City and Wigan Players
After trawling through archives, the only player that I could come up with having played for both sides was Antoine Sibierski. If anyone knows any more, please let me know.
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