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Manchester City v Wigan Athletic: FA Cup Final Preview

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Manchester City have been given a boost after Yaya Toure declared himself fit after he missed the mid-week win against West Brom. Costel Pantilimon is expected to start in goal ahead of Joe Hart, while Robert Mancini could go with Edin Dzeko in attack.

Roberto Martinez has a big decision to make regarding his Wigan side after they lost at home to Swansea on Tuesday. Antolin Alcaraz (hamstring) isn’t fully fit but could be risked ahead of captain Gary Caldwell. Ali Al-Habsi should step in for Joel Robles between the posts after playing in the semi-final.

Roberto Mancini pre-game…“It’s important for the mentality and the attitude that we win tomorrow. It’s important that you win something special every year. It’s better to win the League or Champions League but we need to work more.”

Roberto Martinez pre-game…“Manchester City rested eight players on Tuesday. We couldn’t do that because we are in the most crucial stage of our season and we still will be after the final. If you ask me, this is not the right time. Traditionally the FA Cup final has always been the last game of the season, and that makes sense.”

Match Statistic: Wigan, currently 18th in the Premier League, would be the lowest-ranked side to win the FA Cup since West Ham in 1980.

Prediction: Manchester City 2-0 Wigan Athletic

Find out Ian Wright’s prediction below:

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Article title: Manchester City v Wigan Athletic: FA Cup Final Preview

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