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Wigan 1-0 Man City: Will Grigg scores late FA Cup winner

Wigan secured another famous FA Cup victory over Manchester City after Will Grigg netted a late winner in their dramatic fifth-round tie on Monday.

England international Fabian Delph was shown a red card shortly before the break after a nasty challenge on Max Power. The decision prompted angry clashes between the two teams and two benches and spilled into the tunnel at the break.

Kyle Walker came on to reinforce the City defence but it was his blunder that afforded Grigg the chance to secure victory. The England defender let the ball go, allowing Grigg to run through on goal and fire past Claudio Bravo.

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Will Grigg (left) scored a dramatic late winner as Wigan beat Manchester City in the FA Cup fifth round on Monday night

The Northern Ireland forward curled the ball past Claudio Bravo following a blunder by City and England defender Kyle Walker

The Northern Ireland forward curled the ball past Claudio Bravo following a blunder by City and England defender Kyle Walker

The Wigan players swarm Grigg after he settled a dramatic FA Cup tie with a fine finish from the edge of the penalty area

The Latics boss Paul Cook celebrates the opening and only goal of a famous victory for his side at the DW Stadium 

The Latics boss Paul Cook celebrates the opening and only goal of a famous victory for his side at the DW Stadium 

Fabian Delph was shown a straight red card by Anthony Taylor after a nasty sliding tackle on Max Power late in the first half

Fabian Delph was shown a straight red card by Anthony Taylor after a nasty sliding tackle on Max Power late in the first half

The England international's dismissal prompted furious complaints from his team-mates and the Manchester City bench

The England international’s dismissal prompted furious complaints from his team-mates and the Manchester City bench

Taylor had to speak to Wigan boss Paul Cook as the FA Cup clash threatened to descend into chaos at the DW Stadium

Taylor had to speak to Wigan boss Paul Cook as the FA Cup clash threatened to descend into chaos at the DW Stadium

Cook's opposite number, Pep Guardiola, was forced to come between the Wigan boss and an incandescent Sergio Aguero

Cook’s opposite number, Pep Guardiola, was forced to come between the Wigan boss and an incandescent Sergio Aguero

The two managers argue in the dying moments of the first half after Delph's sending off lit the blue touch paper at Wigan

The two managers argue in the dying moments of the first half after Delph’s sending off lit the blue touch paper at Wigan

The fall-out continued in the tunnel at half-time as the two camps exchanged words before heading into the dressing rooms

The fall-out continued in the tunnel at half-time as the two camps exchanged words before heading into the dressing rooms

The Premier League leaders were left to rue a number of missed second-half opportunities as they crashed out on Monday

The Premier League leaders were left to rue a number of missed second-half opportunities as they crashed out on Monday

Aguero directs a header over the bar of Wigan goalkeeper Christian Walton as the visitors sought an opening goal

Aguero directs a header over the bar of Wigan goalkeeper Christian Walton as the visitors sought an opening goal

City and England star Delph, whose red card prompted arguments between the teams, dribbles with the ball in the first half

City and England star Delph, whose red card prompted arguments between the teams, dribbles with the ball in the first half

Will Grigg battles for possession with Aymeric Laporte, the defender who joined Manchester City in January for £57million

Will Grigg battles for possession with Aymeric Laporte, the defender who joined Manchester City in January for £57million

Aguero, who led the line for the away side in Monday's clash, fires a shot at goal as Chey Dunkley attempts a block

Aguero, who led the line for the away side in Monday’s clash, fires a shot at goal as Chey Dunkley attempts a block

The Argentine forward tries to hold on to the ball under pressure from Wigan captain, 25-year-old defender Dan Burn

The Argentine forward tries to hold on to the ball under pressure from Wigan captain, 25-year-old defender Dan Burn

Before their heated exchange Guardiola (L) and Cook (R) watch on during the first half of the FA Cup fifth-round clash

Before their heated exchange Guardiola (L) and Cook (R) watch on during the first half of the FA Cup fifth-round clash

Germany international Ikay Gundogan fires a right footed-shot in Monday's clash – but Wigan held firm in the opening stages

Germany international Ikay Gundogan fires a right footed-shot in Monday’s clash – but Wigan held firm in the opening stages

Wigan central midfielder David Perkins climbs above Gundogan to win a header during a goalless but dramatic first-half

Wigan central midfielder David Perkins climbs above Gundogan to win a header during a goalless but dramatic first-half

Nathan Byrne slides in on Manchester City's captain on the night David Silva to win back possession for the home side

Nathan Byrne slides in on Manchester City’s captain on the night David Silva to win back possession for the home side

Attacking midfielder Gary Roberts climbs above Fernandinho to win an aerial challenge during the first half on Monday

Attacking midfielder Gary Roberts climbs above Fernandinho to win an aerial challenge during the first half on Monday

Bernardo Silva, who moved to the Etihad from Monaco in the summer, looks to bring the ball down under pressure from Burn

Bernardo Silva, who moved to the Etihad from Monaco in the summer, looks to bring the ball down under pressure from Burn

Guardiola introduced the likes of Kevin De Bruyne during the second-half as City sought to avoid a replay with Wigan

Guardiola introduced the likes of Kevin De Bruyne during the second-half as City sought to avoid a replay with Wigan

A young Wigan supporter holds up a sign, taunting Manchester City with a reminder of the Latics' 2013 FA Cup final victory

A young Wigan supporter holds up a sign, taunting Manchester City with a reminder of the Latics’ 2013 FA Cup final victory

Latics' chairman David Sharpe, 26, claps along with the rest of the crowd ahead of kick-off at the DW Stadium on Monday

Latics’ chairman David Sharpe, 26, claps along with the rest of the crowd ahead of kick-off at the DW Stadium on Monday

GRAHAM POLL – VERDICT ON DELPH’S RED CARD

Manchester City’s Fabian Delph was sent off by referee Anthony Taylor despite the referee initially taking out his yellow card following Delph’s reckless tackle on Wigan’s Max Power. 

The decision to dismiss the City player was not wrong but appeared to be influenced by a huge posse of Wigan players who surrounded the Manchester-based referee.

Appearances can be deceptive and it is far more likely that one of Taylor’s team of match officials was the one who communicated that the foul challenge warranted a red rather than the yellow he initially took out.

Whatever the reason for his change of heart it was poor practice. As for the decision itself, given the pace Delph went into the challenge and the fact that he had his studs raised well off the ground, I felt the red card was correct.

Pep Guardiola has been asking for players to be protected – meaning dismissals for these dangerous tackles – but he probably didn’t want the first to be for one of his players.  



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