Wigan vs. Manchester City: 5 Key Battles to Watch in FA Cup Final

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Wigan vs. Manchester City: 5 Key Battles to Watch in FA Cup Final
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"Before our plans were made, when the world was young."

The upcoming FA Cup final has a surprisingly broad array of storylines for a match between two teams separated by so much real estate in the Premier League table.

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini's job may depend on the result. Or it may not.

Wigan Athletic, seemingly headed for the Championship next season, can claim more than a modicum of redemption if they can put both hands on the trophy.

Indeed, for a team with a recent reputation for late-season surges to avoid relegation, this time around Wigan appears to be a magician with an empty hat.

Still, there's a battle ahead. A few, actually.

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