Wigan managed to stun Man City in a 1-0 victory Saturday that gave it its first FA Cup in an 81-year history.
Here are all the highlights of an upset heard round the world.
You know a tackle is bad when it’s titled “horror foul.”
Wigan’s Callum McManaman pretty much took down Massadio Haïdara’s entire kneecap during a match with Newcastle. I’d say he just narrowly missed the ball, oh, by about five feet … and a leg.
Haïdara has suffered major knee damage while McManaman could suffer the wrath of the FA once they’re done reviewing the tape. Personally, we’ve seen enough.
How do you prefer your chicken? Grilled? Fried? Baked?
Me, I prefer mine blackburned. (BADUM-CHING!)
An unidentified chicken crossed the road (wink) then rushed the field yesterday while wearing a full-on Blackburn outfit during the club’s match against Wigan.
The message: We need more poultry at concession stands! At least, that’s what I got out of it.
Thank goodness for Wigan goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi though, who went all Rocky II Sylvester Stallone and caught the thing before it ended up on a KFC assembly line.
A reenactment of the event after the jump.
Following Arsenal’s loss to Wigan Monday, Robin Van Persie and Steve Caldwell violated several hundred ‘manshake’ laws.
Thou shall not take more than 3 seconds to complete a manshake.
Thou shall not palm and squeeze another man’s hand during a manshake.
And lastly, rule No. 24C: dude, stop handfighting! It’s embarrassing.
While both players will be written up and reprimanded accordingly, they’re far from the only athlete offenders.
See the shocking footage after the jump.
Aston Villa have agreed a £9.5 million deal with Wigan for winger Charles N’Zogbia and are close to completing the move. Wigan had rejected Villa’s bid of £9 million for the former Newcastle player. But the two clubs held further discussions over the weekend and are believed to have reached a compromise figure of around £9.5 million.
New Villa boss Alex McLeish needs a new winger after the departures of Ashley Young and Stewart Downing to Manchester United and Liverpool respectively this summer. He will take nothing for granted after failing to sign N’Zogbia when Birmingham boss last summer. N’Zogbia will hold talks over personal terms in the next 24 hours and undergo a medical before signing what is expected to be a five-year deal.
He would be likely to have to wait to join up with Villa’s first-team squad. McLeish’s team are currently on a pre-season tour of Hong Hong and N’Zogbia does not have the required work visa.