Southampton oust Wigan from FA Cup

Mark Hughes’ motivational skills will be put to the test in taking on the manager’s role at Southampton where the Saints are just a point above the Premier League relegation zone and winless in their last four matches

Southampton are 23/20 (2.15) to get the win that would see them make their first semi-final appearance since 2003, the same year they finished runners-up to Arsenal.

Wigan's success in the FA Cup is being celebrated with a fiery Will Grigg pie. Clearly, our Premier League status is a huge concern to us and we want to retain that and that is a big part of the remit I have. I wanted to play more in their half in the second half and we started brightly in that regard.

The League One's side exploits in the Emirates FA Cup this season has sparked worldwide interest, and their most famous player even has a pie in his honour. 'I've been really impressed with the quality in the club itself.

And The Rolling Pin Bakery in Wigan has created a special spicy chicken, chorizo and onion pie for the occasion, which will be sold before the quarter-final against Southampton on Sunday afternoon, complete with FA Cup trophy on its crust.

Dusan Tadic's corner was stabbed goalwards by Hojbjerg and Wigan's Dan Burn couldn't react quick enough to clear off the line. I've been to a few semi-finals as a manager but never quite made it to Wembley.

The second goal did eventually arrive, although not until the 91st minute, when Redmond played through full-back Cedric Soares, who moved the ball past Burn and carried it into the Wigan area before finishing impressively.

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Wigan goalkeeper Walton had a strong game and pushed away Gabbiadini's spot-kick with an excellent diving save as he kept the hosts in the match at 1-0. The first goal was a massive disappointment. "There is good quality, good traits, good behaviours which we can work on".

At the other end a deflected shot by Nathan Byrne bobbled across the face of goal and inches wide with Che Dunkley just unable to turn it in.

Latics boss Paul Cook will be eyeing another scalp but he will have to do without the injured Nick Powell, who has suffered a recurrence of a hamstring injury, and is replaced by birthday boy Gary Robers.

"They have lost a bit of confidence recently but they are good players".

"You can't ask for any more than four games against four Premier League teams and the Man City game will live long in the memory".

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