Championship-bound Wigan refuse to let relegation ruin FA Cup glory as Martinez's men tour their town in open-top bus
Wigan have refused to let their recent relegation to the Championship dampen the celebrations of their historic FA Cup victory over Manchester City.
Manager Roberto Martinez and several first-team players appear likely to leave but the mood is clearly a positive one and understandably so given the scale of their achievement.
The victorious players and manager today embarked on an open-top bus tour of the town of Wigan to thank the fans for their support throughout their FA Cup campaign and, as is appropriate following such an achievement, the turn-out was impressive.
Wigan went into the Cup final as underdogs but proved more than a match for City who were slightly sidetracked by the future of Roberto Mancini which was being questioned on the eve of the game.
Nevertheless, Wigan deserved their 1-0 victory, with Ben Watson proving the hero when he headed in from a corner after coming on as a second half substitute.
As for Martinez, his future seems destined to be away from the Championship, with Everton favourites to snap up the Spaniard.
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