Manchester City vs. Wigan Athletic: 6 Things We Learned

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Manchester City vs. Wigan Athletic: 6 Things We Learned
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These guys have all had better days in sky blue.

Wade through my archive and peruse the comments and you will find repetitive, rampant allegations of my negativity about Manchester City.

My response is generally some permutation of "the truth hurts."

Manchester City 1-2 Wigan Athletic in an FA Cup quarter-final Sunday would seem a perfect fit for a hardened case like me to spew all sorts of bile about Manuel Pellegrini and his charges.

Not this time.

There is no need for breathless rhetoric following this match. Some are sure to call it an embarrassment or a disgrace. Not me.

At day's end, City lost a chance to win a trophy they would very much have liked to win but did not much need to win. Their XI, their effort and the outcome proved that conclusively.

Here are six takeaways from Manchester City 1-2 Wigan Athletic.

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