Wigan shock Everton in FA Cup
- Published: 9/03/2013 at 11:10 PM
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Wigan Athletic scored three times in four first-half minutes to stun Everton 3-0 at Goodison Park in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.
In the late match, a hat-trick from Carlos Tevez inspired Manchester City to a 5-0 drubbing of Championship side Barnsley in their FA Cup quarter-final at Etihad Stadium.
Goals from Maynor Figueroa, Callum McManaman and Jordi Gomez put the David Moyes’s side to the sword as the hosts self-destructed in front of a frustrated fan-base, some of whom booed the Premier League’s sixth-placed side at the final whistle.
The Toffees improved in the second half but Wigan launched a rearguard action that limited them to a couple of long-range efforts, although injuries to McManaman and Ryo Miyaichi soured the win.
The result means Roberto Martinez’s relegation battlers will make at least one appearance at Wembley this season, while Everton turn their focus to chasing a European place.