FA Cup 2018: 5th-Round Results, Scores After Wigan's Upset of Manchester City

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistFebruary 19, 2018

Wigan Athletic's English-born Northern Irish striker Will Grigg (L) scores his team's first goal during the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Wigan Athletic and Manchester City at the DW Stadium in Wigan, northwest England, on February 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.  /         (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
OLI SCARFF/Getty Images

Manchester City's hopes of a quadruple were shattered at Wigan Athletic on Monday, as the hosts prevailed 1-0 in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

City were reduced to 10 men at the end of the first half, and Wigan took advantage when Will Grigg fired a late winner to spark dramatic scenes.

Fabian Delph was shown a straight red card on the stroke of half-time, and the incident gave the home team the energy and advantage they needed to progress.

Wigan will host Southampton in the last eight.

Here is the updated FA Cup quarter-final draw:

                                     

Sheffield Wednesday or Swansea City vs. Rochdale or Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester United vs. Brighton & Hove Albion

Leicester City vs. Chelsea

Wigan vs. Southampton

                 

Recap

WIGAN, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19:  Fabian Delph of Manchester City is shown a red card by referee Anthony Taylor during the Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Wigan Athletic and Manchester City at DW Stadium on February 19, 2018 in Wigan, England.  (Ph
Gareth Copley/Getty Images

It developed into a stressful night for City as they made the short hop to Wigan in Greater Manchester, and the Premier League side struggled to break the deadlock in an open match.

David Silva returned to the starting XI as City manager Pep Guardiola fielded a strong side, but Kevin De Bruyne was rested on the bench.

As expected, City dominated the ball, but Wigan did a great job of closing down their illustrious opponents in the opening stages.

Sergio Aguero went closest for the visitors, but his shot was saved by Latics goalkeeper Christian Walton.

Grigg remained a nuisance for the hosts in attack, with City defenders caught on the ball in a couple of instances.

Manchester City's English midfielder Fabian Delph (L) tackle on Wigan Athletic's English midfielder Max Power leads to a red card during the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Wigan Athletic and Manchester City at the DW Stadium in Wigan, n
OLI SCARFF/Getty Images

The flashpoint of the first 45 minutes occurred seconds before the half-time whistle. Delph was penalised for a challenge on Max Power, and the Wigan player writhed in pain as the City midfielder protested his innocence.

Referee Anthony Taylor initially pulled the yellow card from his pocket but then upgraded the punishment to red.

The moment was hotly disputed by City's players and coaching staff, but television replays showed Delph was out of control as he made the tackle.

Mark Ogden of ESPN backed the referee's call:

Guardiola was clearly upset, and he was forced to make tactical changes early in the second half.

Kyle Walker replaced Leroy Sane, and City reshaped their attack and continued to play progressive football.

De Bruyne was drafted into the action as the visitors attempted to negate their numerical disadvantage, but Wigan continued to fight while City piled on the pressure.

The last 20 minutes were hectic, and De Bruyne's arrival put wind in City's sails.

Wigan Athletic's English-born Northern Irish striker Will Grigg (C) scores his team's first goal during the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Wigan Athletic and Manchester City at the DW Stadium in Wigan, northwest England, on February 19,
OLI SCARFF/Getty Images

However, events took a shocking turn as Wigan raced away on the break in the 79th minute. Walker let the ball run past him, but Grigg raced onto it and held off the England full-back before firing into the bottom corner.

City threw everything at Wigan in the closing stages, and hearts were in mouths as De Bruyne dictated the traffic. 

However, Wigan survived and and earned a thoroughly deserved win against one of the best teams in world football.

Related

    Report: Bayern Have No Plans to Sell Coman

    German champs won't include winger in deal for Man City's Sane

    Manchester City logo
    Manchester City

    Report: Bayern Have No Plans to Sell Coman

    Bayern Strikes
    via Bayern Strikes

    Madrid Confirm James Knee Injury

    Colombia star reportedly out for couple of weeks

    World Football logo
    World Football

    Madrid Confirm James Knee Injury

    The Real Champs
    via The Real Champs

    Sergio Garcia: Bale's Golf Habit Is Healthy

    Star golfer has Madrid star's back

    World Football logo
    World Football

    Sergio Garcia: Bale's Golf Habit Is Healthy

    Football-espana
    via Football-espana

    Dzeko Explains Why He Wasn't Always Happy at Man City

    Manchester City logo
    Manchester City

    Dzeko Explains Why He Wasn't Always Happy at Man City

    via men