Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 5/11/13
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Ripping through a surprisingly lackadaisical Manchester City side, tiny Wigan , the soccer team from a rugby town, won their first-ever FA Cup 1-0 in one of the competition's biggest-ever upsets. Not since Wimbledon toppled Liverpool by the same scoreline in 1988 has the competition seen a result like this. Arguably, this upset is greater: City, until two weeks ago, were the reigning Premier League champs and are widely considered one of the top clubs in the world. Until Saturday, Wigan's greatest trick had been survival in the top-flight, their greatest honor the collection of something called the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. Wigan's entire player budget is less than the average cost of a single one for Manchester City. As mismatches go, they don't get more lopsided. And yet, the score does not lie. Wigan are this year's FA Cup winners. They earned a berth in next year's Europa League , and will march out at the start of next season to face Manchester United in the Community Shield....
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