Manchester City vs. Wigan: 6 Things We Learned

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Manchester City vs. Wigan: 6 Things We Learned
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By his derby brace, Sergio Aguero earned his day off against Wigan Athletic.

What a difference 51 hours and 45 minutes make.

Manchester City tipped off their third round Capital One Cup match against Wigan Athletic at Etihad Stadium at 2:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, i.e., the part of the world I am watching from.

Two days, three hours and 45 minutes before the start of that match, of course, was the start time for Manchester City 4-1 Manchester United, i.e., the derby win that now famously incuded City fans' chants of "there's only one David Moyes."

Tickets to the derby were likely only available at an absurd premium. Compare and contrast with the tickets to City/Wigan for this match, where free ticket upgrades were offered.

Pity the organizers of the Capital One Cup, at least as far as City are concerned. When you just blasted your greatest rival in a derby and your Champions League dreams are vividly alive, a third-round match for the least significant silver at stake in a given season just will not get the big club's best.

Details of Manchester City 5-0 Wigan Athletic follow in the next six slides.

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