|Event||2012–13 FA Cup|
|Date||11 May 2013|
|Venue||Wembley Stadium, London|
|Man of the Match||Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic)|
|Referee||Andre Marriner (West Midlands)|
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The 2013 FA Cup Final was the 132nd final of the FA Cup, the world's oldest football cup competition. The match, contested by Manchester City and Wigan Athletic, took place on 11 May 2013 at Wembley Stadium in London, and kicked off at 5:15 p.m. It was Wigan's first FA Cup final and Manchester City's 10th. Wigan pulled off a shock victory against favourites City, winning in circumstances reminiscent of the 1988 FA Cup Final when Wimbledon overcame Liverpool. Ben Watson's stoppage-time headed goal produced the "greatest FA Cup Final upset for a quarter of a century". In the United Kingdom, the match was televised by ITV and ESPN.
The competition winners were awarded a place in the group stage of the 2013–14 Europa League competition. Because Manchester City and their semi-final opponent Chelsea had already qualified for the following season's Champions League by virtue of the clubs' league positions, Wigan gained a Europa League place by winning their semi-final match. Wigan owner Dave Whelan led out the Wigan team before kick off along with manager Roberto Martínez. The only goal of the game came a few minutes after City's Pablo Zabaleta had been sent off for a second yellow card, becoming the third player to be sent off in an FA Cup final. The cup was jointly lifted by playing captain Emmerson Boyce and club captain Gary Caldwell.
On 20 May Wigan had an open-top bus tour of the town to celebrate the FA Cup victory. Manchester City sacked manager Roberto Mancini two days later amid rumours of the manager's fate pre-match while Wigan failed to avoid relegation from the Premier League, becoming the first team to win the Cup and succumb to relegation in the same season.
|11 May 2013
|Manchester City||0–1||Wigan Athletic||Wembley Stadium, London|
Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)
Man of the match
|Manchester City||Wigan Athletic|
|Shots on target||12||7|
Source: BBC Sport