Dave Whelan wants great escape after FA Cup heroics

Watching his Wigan underdogs cause the greatest Cup final upset since Wimbledon beat Liverpool in 1988 was the culmination of a remarkable journey for Whelan, who bought the club in 1995 when they were playing in the fourth tier at dilapidated Springfield Park in front of sparse crowds.

updated: May 12, 2013 12:42 IST
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Wigan owner Dave Whelan celebrated his moment of FA Cup final redemption by challenging his team to follow their stunning victory over Manchester City by upsetting the odds again with another great escape in the Premier League.

Ben Watson's stoppage-time header sealed Saturday's dramatic 1-0 win against 10-man City and clinched the first major silverware in unheralded Wigan's history.

But Roberto Martinez's team are still engaged in their annual battle to preserve their top-flight status and face a crunch clash at Arsenal on Tuesday before hosting Aston Villa on the final day of the season.

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