Wigan beats Man City to win FA Cup for first time

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By ROB HARRIS, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Wigan won the FA Cup for the first time in its 81-year history, beating big-spending Manchester City 1-0 on Saturday night in one of the biggest final upsets the tournament has seen.

Ben Watson scored on a header off Shaun Maloney's corner kick in the 90th minute at Wembley Stadium.

Wigan, based near Manchester, put together its roster for less than $30 million, while City's cost more than 10 times than amount.

But season still could end on a low for Wigan, which is 18th in the Premier League at 9-19-8 with two games left. Wigan faces relegation to the second-tier League Championship next season unless it can climb in the standings.

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