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What a goal!
This is one of the great shocks of
Is Gascoigne going to have a crack?
He is, you know. It's there!
He is, you know. It's there! Giggs
has gone past and he has scored a
sensational goal. Gerrard! Cantona!
Aaron Ramsey's scored!
The world's greatest cup.
Crackington, crackling atmosphere at
the DW Stadium. -- cracking. That
hurt. Under one. Good save. Mistake!
Bravo comes to the rescue. Here is
Grigg, side netting. Aguero, good
save by Walton. The red card is
coming out. He's sent off, here is
great. Greek. Is scored! I do not
believe it! -- Will Grigg. Wigan
Athletic have knocked out a
Manchester City. They have not had
days like these for years.
A month on from one of the great FA
Cup upsets we are back at the DW
Stadium as Wigan play for a place in
the semifinals and the fourth
Premier League scalp. Southampton
have any manager in Mark Hughes who
has replaced Mauricio Pellegrino
with one win in 17 league games
leaving the club battling
relegation. First up is the cup the
competition Hughes has won four
times as a player. Welcome to Wigan,
three very cold pundits alongside me
already and this is just the start
of the show. Kevin Kilbane, Francis
Benali and Dion Dublin. We will try
not to mention the weather too much
but there are snowstorms in the air
Quite nice, typical
weather, we are a fine.
You need a
bit more hairspray!
Do you think the
win against City boosts Wigan, or
increase expectation for another
Premier League scalp? Probably
somewhere in between both. I
genuinely feel. Expectation he can
have another Premier League scalp.
It was a different performance
against Man City to the ones against
West Ham and Bournemouth, it was
very much sitting deep and trying to
contain the City but in the games
against Bournemouth and West Ham
they played really good football.
The Wigan manager, Paul Cox, who is
a man that you used to play with,
you get the feeling expectation
isn't a bad thing and he wants that
and what's Tidemand it from his
And the belief which comes
from Paul Cook. We saw him during
the week and he is buoyant and the
players want to play for him and
shake his hand in the morning. The
feeling around the training ground
is very good. I think he will go for
this today, there will not be any
sitting back and waiting to see what
Southampton have got, I think he
will go for it and he will tell his
players you have got a chance.
therefore, is a slightly different
for Southampton in that if they had
come here with Mauricio Pellegrino
they might have come here with
trepidation but this is a new
manager, and a new start, so you
throw off the doom and gloom that
has been around the club, do you? Is
it not that simple?
Hughes's appointment there has been
a huge reaction from the supporters
and lots of positivity and he had
the impact he's managed to have with
the guys already. First and foremost
the squad must have a reaction and
have an impact. They have a great
opportunity, it will be a tough game
against Wigan, they have had some
great success against some Premier
League sides but going forward it
will be an impact on the Premier
League games they have left.
has been talking to Damian Johnson
Your first game in charge of
Southampton. -- Mark Hughes. How do
you feel about playing Wigan in the
Looking forward to it, only
been here a few days but I have been
impressed by the application and
quality I have to work with. Today
is a difficult fixture, going up
against a lower league team that has
had good success against Premier
League teams, in this competition
this year, so we've got to be ready.
But I sensed that the group is ready
to go and we are looking forward to
it. It is a cup quarterfinal, great
competition, a competition that has
been very good to me during my
playing career so we would love to
Some of your big hitters
are on the bench. Is that a sign of
having to balance Premier League
survival is your priority and making
I picked a team that I
think will win the game first and
foremost. We have a good group and
lots of players not involved today
clearly will be involved as we move
through these games that we have
ahead of us that are going to test
as all. The fixtures are difficult
but we are at the business end of
the season and we have got to get it
You went out in the FA Cup at
Coventry, with Stoke City, you can't
have imagined getting a second
crack, can you?
My record, apart
from maybe the latter stages of my
tenure at Stoke, I think my record
stands comparison to anybody's. I
understand the league. I mentioned
the FA Cup already, it is a
competition close to my heart, so
the disappointment I felt on that
day hopefully will be changed today.
He says he has some big hitters on
the bench, he's got some big hitters
in his starting XI as well, such is
the nature of Premier League squads
these days, so it's more about how
the starting XI gelled together.
It's interesting to see his line-up,
we might see a change of formation
to what Southampton played on the
Pellegrino, interesting to see he
has Gabbiadini and Carrillo in his
starting XI, so he may play them up
front. We will wait and see. His
experience as a player, he will have
the impact and knowledge and
experience to help them as an
When he got the job
he said he thinks he can improve
their forward play and their
creativity, which is quite
refreshing because most managers
when they take over a job say the
first thing they will do is improve
fitness. Whenever a new manager
takes over. Do you think is the kind
of coach that can improve their
He will pass that mantle
onto his coaches, he will tell his
coaches, this is what I want to see
from my players. Mark Hughes is a
manager's man, he will manage the
players' personalities, make sure
everything is right mentally with
the players going into the games and
tell the coaches, get them ready to
stay in this league and move forward
in the FA Cup.
in the FA Cup.
When you look at
their stats, everything indicates
that they are about mid-table,
whether it be goals scored, goals
conceded, chances created, whatever,
mid-table could be a relegation
battle in the Premier League this
season but it feels like they are
Yes, I think that's
the case, when I have watched
Southampton this season I think it
is a bit more up-tempo football,
maybe taking a few more chances in
the final third, getting crosses
into the penalty area. If he's going
to play two upfront with the likes
of Gabbiadini Unita crosses going
into the area because his movement
is as good as anyone you will see. I
don't feel they have been the
chances created from his point of
view coming his way, that is what
Mark Hughes will want to change.
There was lots of say football under
the previous manager Pellegrino, so
hopefully Mark Hughes will come in
and encourage them to take more
risks, they've got to be brave and
go at teams, to progress in the
competition there will have to go at
Wigan and two score the goals they
need for Premier League survival
Let's switch back to
Wigan and the man that score the
goal that knocked out Man City in
the last round, Dion Dublin has been
to visit Will Grigg.
Nice to meet you, will.
Nice to meet
Yes, you're definitely still on
fire, are hot.
You've got to be sick of it now. Is
it getting on your nerves?
Definitely not, it's one of those
things again, it sort of shows if on
scoring goals and on form the fans
sing it and it's definitely a
positive for myself to hear them
singing the song. It was absolutely
incredible, the first time it hit is
we played Germany and we just came
out to warm up and I looked to the
left-hand side of the stadium and
the lyrics were on the screen, and I
thought, a few of the boys were
looking at me going, Giggy, quite
surreal and something I enjoyed.
Tell me about the City game.
Will Grigg has scored!
No celebration, what was that about?
I was probably too tired to
celebrate, it was more shocked I
have managed to touch it, and I had
lots of family there and for me it
was a special occasion and I wanted
to take in the moment, obviously a
great goal and put us in a strong
position, but like I said I just
wanted to take in the moment.
The cup means so much
to everyone, walking around the
training ground and stadium you can
see the photos and memories from it.
If we can replicate something like
that that would be the dream but we
will take every game as it comes and
concentrate on the big one on
Winning the FA Cup or going
It's a tough one, the sole aim
at the start of the season was
promotion, we made no bones about
it, that's the big one, and the FA
Cup has been a bonus but when you
get this far you start to smell it
and started in.
I'm not sure Paul
Cook appreciated Dion Dublin
visiting Wigan earlier this week
because this is what he said to
Damian Johnson pre-match.
I heard you yesterday say you are a
bit conflicted from Dummett between
promotion from League 1 and the FA
Cup. Now the game is here and you
can smell the hotdogs, any clearer?
That was Dion Dublin winding me up,
talking about winning the FA Cup, we
must knock out Southampton, Man
United and Chelsea, even I can
dream. We want to be promoted,
that's for sure, thank you.
been winding them up this week?
a little bit, he's an old friend and
I'm allowed to. What I like about
him is he is positive, a likeable
bloke and he will get his team
trying to play the right way today.
Try and get past the massive hurdle
of Southampton today in the right
way, he has a bit of backbone to his
team, is got a few fighters, two
centre halves must take no
In his response after the
last game he said it killed him
setting aside up against Man City
and the manner in which they played
because he wants to play expansive
football and he has done throughout
his career and I think he will do
the same again today.
chatting before the match about the
Will Grigg finish against Man City,
firstly in his head he will have
known he will not get many chances,
and secondly, he would have had a
bit of time to think about it
because he had to run towards it, it
wasn't instinctive, was it?
and Kyle Walker was chasing him down
so you haven't got that much time.
When you get into a situation like
that you've got to be a goal-scorer
mentally and know what you're going
to do before getting to the ball, he
knew what he wanted to do and a
This is it, the third
FA Cup quarterfinal at the weekend.
Remember, later on the BBC we still
have Leicester against Chelsea. But
now it is Wigan against Southampton
and your commentators at the DW
Stadium, Martin Keown and Steve
COMMENTATOR: Good afternoon
everybody, what is it about Wigan
and the FA Cup? Since they won it
and were relegated in 2013 they
played nine matches against Premier
League teams in this competition and
they have won six of them. So, are
Southampton, who sprang their own
huge cup final shock way back in
1976, to be next on Wigan's hit
list? It is worth remembering that
when Lawrie McMenemy masterminded
that famous Saints win over
Manchester United all those years
ago, Wigan were still two years away
from playing their first game as a
football league club. 40 years only
in the Football League. But here
they are on another terrific FA Cup
run. But the opposition has changed
over the last few days because now
it is Mark Hughes in the other
dugout, and if that Southampton
squad needed a boost up their
backsides I would suggest that there
is no one better than Mark Hughes to
provide it. His first game in
charge. Let's look at the Wigan side
first. The goalkeeper Christian
Walton's parent creme Dai club
Brighton went out yesterday puts
paid to his nightmare scenario of
being ineligible for an FA Cup final
or semifinal. The Egyptian
International missed the win over
Man City was suspended. Nick Powell
is on the bench because of a
hamstring tweak. Gary Roberts starts
on his 34th birthday, and then there
is Will Grigg, the face that
launched a song, a pie, and who
knows what else? He is the club's
top scorer on seven. Mark Hughes
played in five FA Cup finals, won
four of them, managed Blackburn to
the semis in 2005, his first-team
selection is two changes to
Pellegrino's last, the same back
four, Manolo Gabbiadini called into
play behind career with Boufal
prevented Redmond on the left. It is
only Gabbiadini's second start with
the club since Christmas. --
Carrillo. One step from Wembley and
the FA Cup semifinal. Michael Oliver
in charge, worth saying today there
is no VAR for this FA Cup
quarterfinal. One step from Wembley.
And Wembley is a place where Wigan
Athletic have played in their
history in five different
competitions. Everything from the
final of the FA Trophy to the FA
Cup. Martin Keown, it is already a
wonderful story for this League 1
side but can they do it again?
you can beat Man City in the manner
they did, one of the finest teams we
have seen in the Premier League in
recent years, you can beat anyone.
Mark Hughes coming in
psychologically has changed things a
little bit, Southampton will surely
be much improved on their recent
Well, one of the
things that Paul Cook has been at
pains to try and get across this
week is the fact that Wigan are
still the underdogs. They are still
two leagues behind Southampton
because, as you say, Martin, having
beaten Manchester City there is a
little feeling abroad that they
might even be favourites for this.
Not the case, says Paul Cook. We
have a false start from the kick-off
but it's Wigan in the blue and white
striped shirts kicking from right to
left in the first half against
Southampton in their change kits,
the kind of turquoise and black
stripes and they are going from left
to right. The third of the four FA
Cup quarterfinals. A reminder that
at this stage of the competition
there are no replays, so if it's
required we would have extra time
and then a penalty shoot out. This
is Callum Elder with the throw in
for a Wigan.
Interesting Paul Cook
is out there already pushing on his
team. They sat back against City,
they will try and push on in this
Here is Morsy. Probably will
go to the World Cup, Sam Morsy, with
Egypt. Elder here he is again. Nice
little touch from Morsy into Will
Grigg. Cut out comfortable for
Southampton by Boufal. Carrillo.
Daniel Burn got in a very good
challenge. That is a little marker
from the Wigan centre-half. You'd
have liked that, Martin.
rate this boy, he should play at a
high level but he might get there
anyway with Wigan.
I do remember
when Fulham signed him as a very
young player there was a lot of
excitement about his prospects.
Daniel Burn, a big 6'7" centre-half
wearing 33 at the back for Wigan.
Here come Southampton. Carrillo.
Wilhelmina's pass unable to pick out
Sloppy, wasn't it? --
Lemina. The first things you do in
the game, the first tackle, the
first pass, get it right.
He had an
exceptional night against Manchester
City in the fifth round. Morsy.
Jacobs, scorer of an injury time
winner on Wednesday night at
Bradford for Wigan in League 1, one
of three teams trying to go up
automatically, but there are only
two places for automatic promotion
Colin Blackburne lead the table,
Shrewsbury second and Wigan third,
the Wigan have games in hand on
both. They have a very busy schedule
ahead, Paul Cook's side. Interesting
already that Wigan are very
comfortable in possession, move the
ball quickly, just a couple of
touches. Dunkley with the long ball
forward for Wigan.
Good partnership, they are, Dunkley
and Byrne. Worth saying that we have
Nathan Byrne, the right back for
Wigan wearing two, surname spelt
Byrne and Daniel Burn at centre-half
wearing 33, surname Burn.
wearing 33, surname Burn.
only one Paul Cook, isn't there?
He has a great
enthusiasm for the game. I spoke to
him before the match and he is
Here is Jacobs for Wigan
with Cedric in front of him. Trying
to go outside the Portuguese. A
little bit of help from Elder.
Hojbjerg for Southampton. Well won
by Roberts. They have got to expect
a scrap, Southampton, got to be up
for a scrap.
Roberts is up for it,
putting in two big tackles, he wants
to win this, huge fraud Wigan
players, for both sets of players,
but dreaming about the FA Cup, just
getting past Southampton is what
they want to do today.
Massey. And now Robertson and Will
Grigg inside the penalty area and
it's a corner. On the right-hand
side Nathan Byrne plays like a
winner, he was early in his career.
They started out at Spurs, Nathan
So, Wigan of
League 1 on the front foot. Max
Power will take this first corner
kick of the game, which the wind
definitely caught. Morsy. And then
Massey got underneath the half
It was worth a punt from
there, wasn't it? Decent ball in,
pulling away. He just can't get his
body over this one.
body over this one.
I thought he put
in a very disciplined display
against Manchester City playing in a
midfield three, not his natural
position, he is a wide attacking
player, which is where he is today.
That's the job he did and he did it
well. Roberts for Wigan who has
started really brightly. Smashed
away by Wesley Hoedt Gaya chased by
Gabbiadini, the offside flag is up.
That was quite close Gabbiadini, he
has always impressed me, he has
really good movement and will test
the two central defenders. He just
managed to running between them.
There is no disguising that
Southampton's main problem this
season has been the lack of goals.
Charlie Austin on six is still the
top scorer and has been injured
since December and only started six
matches this season. Got to get more
from Gabbiadini, from Redmond and
Shane Long and Carrillo, the record
signing who hasn't scored yet.
it is alarming, you come to
Southampton and they don't really
score goals, except Charlie Austin
and he's never really available.
There he is, Guido Carrillo. He
played under the previous manager at
Estudiantes in Argentina. Will
Grigg. Cedric Thornton he was
fouled. The referee Michael Oliver
didn't agree. -- Cedric thought he
You cannot take
liberties in possession against
Wigan, I'm afraid.
Flag up on the
far side against Will Grigg. It's
going to be a free kick to
Southampton. What a campaign he is
having, Will Grigg. 18 goals in all
competitions and seven in the cup.
bet he's still living off that goal
against City. Remarkable goal.
Incredible performance that night.
Limmy net forward, Tadic are running
in behind but safely dealt with by
Callum Elder. Here is Gabbiadini --
Mario Lemina. Gabbiadini started his
Southampton career with a flurry of
goals but they dried up Fraley
quickly. Ryan Bertrand. -- fairly
quickly. Lemina. Boufal. He has
plenty of tricks in his book,
Sofiane Boufal. But he couldn't find
a team-mate and it's clear the only
as far as Lemina. That's Daniel
Burn's header. Tadic. Jacob was
fouled and it's a free kick to
Carrillo making a bit of
contact. He went into his back. It
is interesting how Gabbiadini,
although playing slightly deeper,
he's the one pulling on the last
shoulder of the defender. Just seen
if these two can become a
partnership. They need something to
happen for them quickly. No time to
lose in this season, Mark Hughes
coming in very late -- just seeing
if these two.
Just eight Premier
League games. Look at that bobble,
There is lots of sand
on the pitch. We know they play
rugby here. Southampton settling in
well, Wigan are well used to it but
There is a huge divot in
the 18-yard box and the ball caught
it. Almost Paul Robinsonesque in
Zagreb all those years ago against
Croatia. Here is Wigan with Dan Burn
into Sam Morsy.
into Sam Morsy. Looking for Jacobs.
Cedric allowed Jacobs to get onto
it, and then did he leave Jacobs to
the ground? Michael Oliver was in a
good position to judge and said he
was not -- did he leave the Jacobs.
Should have gone
and dealt with the initial ball.
It's going to be a Southampton throw
in. This is it here, isn't it? He
was backing away from it and it
looks like he leaned on him, that
was a foul on Jacobs. Paul Cook
thought so, you could hear him
shouting to Michael Oliver,
"Michael, it's a foul!" Hoedt. Byrne
Almost ten minutes played, Mark
Hughes already prowling the
Carrillo fouled by Dunkley and a
free kick to Southampton. But the
first ten minutes will have pleased
He would have, Dunkley
trying to win a ball that perhaps he
couldn't get to, sometimes you've
got to let the centre forward
received it and be patient. He likes
to attack things.
Hoedt Dan Stevens forward from the
back, as you'd probably expect.
Carrillo, Gabbiadini and Hojbjerg.
It is whipped in by Boufal, it is a
dangerous one, Walton lost it and
Carrillo put it back into his
gloves. That was half a chance.
is a difficult ball in and the
keeper was brave enough to come for
it. You can see it was a decent ball
and he came and he dropped it and in
the end he got a bit lucky. He
deserves that luck for being
Callum Elder is on loan at
Wigan from Leicester and faces the
possibility, if Wigan go through and
Leicester go through later, of being
ineligible for a cup semifinal and
final. What a nightmare that would
be. Here is Dunkley. Bertrand.
Hojbjerg. Risky. Massey couldn't get
How much might it mattered today,
Martin, that one team, and that is
Wigan, are used to winning and the
other team Southampton are not.
much so. You lose the art of winning
games of football, that winning
feeling, looking at Wigan and the
way they are knocking the ball
around, Morsy in midfield,
everything goes through him or
Power, and there is a nice rhythm to
the way they play, controlled
football, just waiting for their
Wigan have won 21 games this
season in all competitions,
Southampton just eight. Smart
goalkeeping from Alex McCarthy. He
replaced Fraser Forster in the side
and this is his 14th consecutive
start in goal for Southampton,
That's Dan Burn.
Tadic is a player Mark Hughes will
be looking forward to get on the
ball and make things happen.
Carrillo's little flick on and
Gabbiadini trying to running behind
and Morsy made the block.
Southampton get the throw.
Bertrand getting forward from
Tadic. Decent run, well watched by
Just about being strong now, Wigan
doing the basics well, picking up in
the box. Byrne a little bit lucky
with the way to rebound it off him
into Massey's path and now back to
Nathan Byrne, having a run at
Max Power is to his right,
decent ball into Grigg, and he has
turned Jack Stephens well,
deflected, corner kick, Wigan.
Excellent from Wigan on the
right-hand side again. Come out with
the ball so well.
the ball so well. Grigg is a willing
runner, he got his body between
himself and his opponent between the
ball and his opponent.
Wigan corner again. Max Power's
delivery. The keeper did really
well, McCarthy, took everybody out.
I love seeing that, goalkeepers
coming, taking charge.
Throw in a
quickly taken, here is Byrne. Power.
If you are a
-- if you are a young goalkeeper
there is a chance, it catches the
Perhaps the most difficult
selection problem Gareth Southgate
has at the moment.
It is a Wigan throat to be taken by
Callum Elder. Here he is again. Cut
out by Lemina. Lemina's run into
trouble. Morsy. Space for Massey.
It's going to be another corner. It
came off Hoedt.
Morsy does really
well and he threads the pass
through. For Massey, who keeps
popping up on the right and
sometimes on the left and that time
he was central.
Power shot to Roberts. Manages to
wrestle it away. Burn might hit
wrestle it away. Burn might hit
this. Deflected Oh!
wrestle it away. Burn might hit
this. Deflected Oh! Well, a touch
from Dunkley would have taken it in.
A corner has been given. Burn hit
it, it deflected, Dunkley couldn't
get a touch.
It was agonising,
wasn't it? Perhaps to the wrong
player, it bounces up, he throws a
foot at it, he just can't get it on
What a chance! It is a
fourth Wigan corner. Curled in it
towards McCarthy. Kim off a
Southampton head. It's another one!
-- Kim off. A Premier League team
under all kinds of pressure here.
Yes, they have been asked questions.
Southampton fans, and there are over
4500 of them behind that goal being
defended by Alex McCarthy, must be a
little bit worried at the moment.
They are getting a bird's eye view
of a whole lot of trouble.
In it goes the corner kick again.
Bernat with it in the air. That's
McCarthy's. A path of the cheeks
from Southampton -- burn with it in
Trying to whip the penalty
Burn's had gone straight to Cedric.
-- header has gone. Tadic. A
Southampton throw. Flicked off
That was awkward, a little bit
behind him, he had the turn and hit
it first time, but right underneath
it, by. Yellow he should be doing
better than that, that's for sure, a
Premier League player -- right
underneath it, so faint Boufal.
Dunkley will be disappointed when he
sees it back. It bounces up and he
tries to feather it on the outside
of his foot, just can't get it on
target. An opportunity. It's almost
like his but traced the
circumference of the ball but never
actually touched it!
Not an easy
thing to do!
This is what he's
better at, though, winning headers
at the back.
Lemina with a driving
run. A ditch, promising. -- cabbage.
Lemina's colour is wide, that's
Not the greatest of
finishes. Dusan Tadic can ask
questions. He feeds it back to the
edge of the box, and puts it wide.
They are short of confidence, you
can feel it with these Southampton
players, particularly when they are
in front of goal stop by one win in
17 league games, you would be.
This has given them some welcome
relief from their toils in the
Boufal... Lemina ahead of him.
Boufal still, Callum Elder needs to
be careful. Albert did well not to
get a foot in there, actually. --
Elber did well.
He's a good runner
with the ball, asks questions.
Coming off that left-hand side. A
free role at times he's been given
by Southampton today.
game, you can watch Southampton's
former manager Claude Puel and his
current club, Leicester City, taking
on Chelsea in the last of the Cup
quarterfinals. You can see why
Southampton fans didn't much enjoy
the dialler football under Claude
Puel last season, but they were
eighth in the Premier League and I'm
lucky not to win the Cup final.
Impaired -- compared to this season,
it was a brilliant game.
know why they got rid of him, to be
I think it is about the
style of play as much as anything.
Of course, maybe they didn't really
like him, but I think he's a decent
manager, he has proved that at last
Massey looking for Grigg. A
chance for Robert! Couldn't take it.
Two big chances in the game now and
they have both gone Wigan's we.
is their approach play from Wigan.
It loops across, just can't get to
it. Again, hate that first time.
Can't control his shot. Massey's
bawling. Defended well, but put it
back into the danger area. He tries
to poke at it when he should have
gone for power, Roberts.
totally different kind of display
from Wigan so far today to the one
that they put in against Manchester
City when they were ultra-defensive,
as they needed to be. A really good
challenge by Burn to dispossess
Brilliant. He comes off all
right this FA Cup, absolutely.
Dropped by Tadic, burn's had. --
burn's header. We are almost halfway
through the first half and it's hard
to define who is the Premier League
team and who is League 1!
Hughes getting area did, wanting
more from his team. They are wounded
individuals when you look at the
Morsy, the skipper.
Stopped by Tadic, who rather
ridiculously claims the throwing. --
Heathrow in. Elder.
Goalless at the DW, halfway through
the first half of this qualifier,
given away to Jacobs, Jacobs for
Wigan. Well, they look the better
side at the moment, Wigan.
As soon as Southampton start to
pass, they go and press and win it
back very well. Both flanks of Wigan
do exceptionally well, particularly
on the right-hand side, they need to
get the ball out there as much as
Dadic scrapping for it
with Roberts, Roberts won it. Jack
Anything will do from
Southampton's interview at the
moment. -- anything will do from
Southampton's point of view.
last lower league team to beat all
four upper ranks sides was West Ham
United in 1980, they went on to win
the Cup. That is what they are
hoping to emulate here. And they
have a sixth corner.
university Parisian the game so far.
Just a bit of quality in and around
the goals but it shows you their
supremacy in the game so far.
Goalless at the DW. At its
Southampton who are grateful for
that, and Wigan who are frustrated
This one looks like an inswinger.
Gary Roberts taking this one, rather
than Max Power. A little 1-2 with
Burn, deflected off the head of
Cedric. The corner count clicks over
27-0 in Wigan's favour.
I have a
feeling this one will come in with
of power on it.
No, it's given away
to Cedric intended for Max Power.
Southampton can counter. Sofiane
Boufal. Head up, assessing his
options, running at Morsy. Manolo
Good tackle, brilliant, he's Koumba
hallway back to do that, let's not
-- he has Koumba hallway
back. The confidence to try and take
an Emile Pierre Hojbjerg.
he should have been passing to.
game is shaping up very nicely
indeed for the neutral. Gabbiadini
That is excellent
defending there. Abdi Dini looks
like he's going to get in, Dunkley
shuts the door on him -- Gabbiadini.
Gabbiadini will ask you those
He is a good player,
there's no doubt about that. But his
face didn't seem to fit under the
Christian Walton clears downfield.
Good combination on that right-hand
side, Massey and Burn.
side, Massey and Burn. Keeping
Boufal and Bertrand occupied, that's
They are stopping Bertrand
from going the other way. We
normally see him attacking, but he
can't get forward.
Space for Nathan Byrne.
Good all in, that! Out by Jack
Stephens, picked up by Callum Elder.
And McCarthy there. But it's Wigan
continuing to ask the questions.
Tadic looking for Gabbiadini, cut
out by Chey Dunkley. Here is burn.
-- cutout by Cheyenne Dunkley.
Dunkley reading it well. You have to
say, the central defenders looks
really solid, a good platform for
Wigan to build an.
Nice to have this
fella in front of them, too, Morsy.
Always willing to receive the ball
Mark Hughes, the former Southampton
player, of course, towards the back
end of his career. Not the very end.
He went on to play for Everton and
win the League Cup with Blackburn.
But he was already a manager when he
was playing. Hampton. He was in
charge of Wales whilst still playing
at the Dell, Southampton's old home,
of course -- when he was playing for
Put behind by Boufal. 8-0 in
The combinations they've
got links really well, especially on
the right-hand side. I'm pretty
certain this corner is coming
Keep saying it, Martin,
it'll happen in the end!
It's Max Power.
In it goes. Burn and Dunkley
underneath it, there's a push. I
think the ball might have culled out
of play, I'm not sure. I think it
has been given.
Yes, I think so. Picked up.
We weren't going to mention the
weather, where we?! We'll say it's
the wind! It is very windy.
Bertrand finally getting down that
That's what they
need to do, Southampton, get down
that left, try to attack, be
positive in their play.
a lot of quality in their squad,
Southampton. Wigan might be enjoying
getting at them and causing problems
at one end, that they have to be
very, very aware of the fact that
-- aware of the
threat. It's a free kick. Which
Tadic is going to deliver. Everyone
back forward. Hojbjerg... Just
wouldn't come down for him. Jacobs
with the clearance. Tadic. Leaving
it for Bertrand. That's a throw in
to the home side.
A lack of
Half an hour
played, and I don't think Paul Cook
can feel anything other than his
side have executed his run
perfectly. But he will be
disappointed they haven't converted
one of those two really good
Sure. That's the only
thing missing from their game at the
moment, just a little bit of quality
in front of goal.
Gabbiadini, not quite on the same
wave length as his team-mate there.
Wesley Hoedt for Southampton.
Hojbjerg was caught by the
I think we're
seeing a lot of Morsy on the ball.
But just delivering a bit quicker,
just thread things through,
He's snarling, Marcuse, he wants to
get in there. He'd love to be able
to put his own boots on today --
Bertrand... It's a good ball.
Offside! It wouldn't have counted.
It was Gabbiadini's front to the
near post that prompted the flag.
Gabbiadini, if you look at him, he's
the one who's moving. He's
definitely offside. Just a little
warning for Wigan. Gabbiadini, I
love his movement, he just attacks
everything. Weigl, tricky man to
pick up. -- difficult.
Southampton haven't reached an FA
Cup semifinal since 2003, when they
went on to the final itself. It was
the third final in their history,
which they've lost. And won victory
of course in 1976. Shannon, Bobby
Stokes. As a second-tier side,
beating Manchester United.
where I'd like to see one of the
midfield players, Roberts, coming a
little deeper, trying to pick up the
ball and threaded through the third
tier. There he is now. Just give it
Here is Roberts, Burn,
stabbed on towards Massey. Wigan's
Roberts. Flag up. It's going to be a
free kick to the home side. Mario
Lemina with the foul.
that well. He lends himself to both
sides of the team, getting across
and buying a free kick. It's silly,
diving in there after him.
are, Wigan having the better so far
of this FA Cup quarterfinal. Nearly
went out on the second round. Needed
a replay to beat them. They won that
3-2 here. Indigo is this free kick.
McCarthy with another good fist. --
Indigo is this free kick. Cedric
chasing it rather optimistically.
I think he realised that if he lost
it there to Boufal he would be in
real problems for Wigan.
He won't be
happy with the set pieces. He's had
plenty of corners, that was almost
another one, a wide free kick. Never
mind serving the goalkeeper, they've
got to get it away from him. Better
Cedric's header. Max Power did well.
It's one of those where you say,
play the weight you are facing,
don't let the ball run across your
body there, Power.
That's a decent
ball, Bertrand, Boufal. Taking an
earned surname, earned surname with
the block. -- taking on Burn.
Roberts for Wigan.
Good play, good ball by Burn.
Forward to Roberts and onto Jacobs.
Elder getting forward. To Jacobs'
Oh, really well worked! Three in the
middle. Clipped up for Roberts!
Jacobs! Grigg! Roberts! Elder! Oh,
Cedric! Just couldn't find the angle
for a shot.
Fantastic play from Wigan. It's
really opening up, this game.
getting away from mercy. -- from
Morsy. Tadic. It's really open now.
The last ten minutes of a
fascinating first half. Gabbiadini
got the last touch on that, but it
is a goal kick.
It's almost as if
Southampton have woken up there.
Biagini again trying to get across
the first offender. -- Gabbiadini
again trying to get across the first
defender. Little triangles, passing
it so well, beautifully. It would
have been goal of the season if he
could have finished it off. He just
can't get this cross in by for
Southampton break on them. He must
be delighted, Paul Cook, with his
players. Very proud of their
performance so far.
Jacobs... Look at Mafi to his right!
He ignored him and it wouldn't fall
for Roberts. Massey was open.
And Massey was ignored.
He has got
to pass that ball, hasn't he,
That's an enormous let of for
Southampton. -- let off. A run by
Burn, cutout by Bertrand.
You get the feeling from this Wigan
team, we're going to go out, where
going to go down fighting, where
going to take the fight to you. Burn
keeps running forward at every
Great run, but he's got
to pass this.
I think he sees the
bright lights and the chance to be a
hero. He's got the role that to
Massey. A great run, though, wasn't
Brilliant. But, you know, it's
about decision-making sometimes.
Well might you might say that's why
they're playing in Division 1.
Morsy dispossessing Gabbiadini.
Grigg making a nuisance of himself.
Only just reached Tadic. Straight
out of play. He felt it came off
Morsy. He might have had a case, but
he hasn't got it. Mark Hughes
certainly think it came off the
I think the referee's
made the right call there. It's
interesting how Wigan, they set up
by trap for you, don't they?
Stephens in possession there, just
taking them will stop -- just taking
Off ahead of Lemina another
Wigan throw in.
Whipped in by Roberts dangerously.
Jack Stephens. Cedric, Lemina.
Morsy did well.
Morsy is like Beckenbauer in there!
Such confidence that the Wigan
players are playing with. Jacobs...
They've been superb for 40 minutes,
Wigan. They haven't scored. They've
got a throw in.
everywhere, isn't he? Important
player for them.
Max Power forward. Looking close to
being offside. Massey's ball into
the box Jacobs underneath it,
Cedric's header. Jacobs is in there.
It's gone behind for a Wigan corner.
Cedric is inside the penalty area
screaming at those around him.
is nobody pressing the ball from a
Southampton point of view, they are
inviting Wigan on, attack after
Four minutes to go until
half-time, it cannot come soon
enough. And. They are very fortunate
to be on level terms. The wind is
trying to take the corner from Max
Power. -- it cannot come soon enough
Max Power's Corner. Oh! He tried to
use the wind in his favour there.
That will keep McCarthy honest. He's
been coming in for crosses, he might
want to adjust now. The keeper does
well there. This is Apple figures
now for Wigan in the corner cow --
double figures for Wigan in the
corner count. Southampton have not
Max Power. Deeper this
time. Missed by Hojbjerg, picked up
by Roberts. Morsy. Curled in towards
Jacobs. Dunkley's header. Grigg! No,
not quite. Well, sooner or later
they're going to get the vital
touch. Because they've been closed
now two war three times, Wigan.
Dunkley gets his head on this. Just
comes into the path of Grigg. I
don't know whether he misreads it or
doesn't anticipate well enough, and
the chance goes begging.
bound for Southampton. -- is down.
I watched Match of the Day last
night, christening Mohamed Salah as
the Egyptian player... Morsy is like
Beckenbauer! Younger viewers might
not remember him, but he was an
outstanding talent for Germany.
Morsy is doing that today.
English -based Egyptians, actually,
in their squad for the upcoming
friendlies against Portugal and
Greece. Morsy is one of them.
Bertrand did well.
Into the last two minutes of normal
time in this half. Hojbjerg edging
Boufal, a sucker punch at the end of
this half, a decent ball in. The
header took it from Gabbiadini,
cleared away by Massey. Lemina.
Under pressure from Roberts.
Southampton, musing the ball quicker
and more effective. -- moving the
Roberts, Jacobs. Grigg in the
Oh, it's a really good ball
in by Jacobs, really good area.
Wasn't it outstanding? Grigg doesn't
quite anticipate it but he's got the
legs to get there. He's a lone
striker. Really good play down the
left. He's got the ability just to
thread the ball in. He just can't
get there. Too much pace on it.
Southampton at times in this first
half have been under the cosh.
Jacobs. Hojbjerg got a good foot in.
Wesley Hoedt. Looking for
Gabbiadini. A chance for Tadic. The
ball wouldn't sit down for him.
Michael Oliver blows his whistle to
bring to an end a first 45 minutes
in which Mark Hughes has seen his
side dominated by League 1 Wigan,
who've created two or three
excellent opportunities. Dunkley so
close to one Andy Roberts to
another. Wigan have been the better
side. At half-time Wigan 0-0
Thank you to Steve and Martin. I
don't know how this is coming across
at home but certainly in the
stadium, Dion, it is a very good
game of football.
Yeah, I wouldn't
say it's even but Wigan might be
edging it with energy and
Southampton are having a go.
Southampton are trying to play the
Premier League way Wigan, their
energy, they are not allowing them
to, they have created some great
chances, Wigan, really good.
feels like the momentum is with
Wigan, doesn't it?
they have been bombing forward,
brave, taking the game to
Southampton. Southampton feel like
they are getting used to be change
of formation which Mark Hughes
brought in, which is a 4-4-2 with
Carrillo and Gabbiadini upfront and
Nathan Byrne has been excellent
bombing forward for Wigan and
causing a threat for pro-trimmed. He
has a play in Sofiane Boufal in
front of him who doesn't like
tracking back particularly in during
the defensive side DAS causing a
threat for Bertrand.
On that point,
I'm sure some fans will be thinking,
should be that difficult for
professional football players to
adapt to different formation. You
It is getting that
understanding, looking at the two
strikers for Southampton, getting
used to playing with one another
again because previously under
Pellegrino they had been playing
with a single striker and the three
players playing off him. It is down
to Southampton, Boufal, Tadic, to
try and have more of an impact on
the game for Southampton.
players make those combinations,
right back and right side, they make
it look easy, but it takes time to
get that, it doesn't just happen.
You have to go left footed, right
footed, does he go or not? Takes
time to build it up.
chances have fallen to Wigan.
Lee a bit braver in and around the
penalty area with the chances when
it came to it, getting across the
man in the penalty area, perhaps
throwing yourself at one or two
balls played into the penalty area,
I think Wigan would have been in
front. A bit of a switch off from
Southampton here. But they have done
this throughout, tried to take short
corners, and what that is doing,
white Paul Cook will want to do it
is to try to move them from their
positions, and as the ball comes
here Dunkley arrives on the end of
it and Dunkley is looking to take a
gamble across, I think he could head
it, throw yourself at it.
to get something on it, four yards
away from goal and he is thinking he
In the game against
Manchester City in the box he got on
any ball that came into him.
Max Power... Sorry, Roberts. He will
not thank me for saying it but he
doesn't have a right foot, he is
like me in that respect and he just
wants to get it onto his left foot
and take the shot when perhaps it
would be better for him to take on
the right foot.
behind the goal enjoy the miss
because Gary Roberts is a former
Portsmouth player. That got a
massive cheerful stopped when we
watch these Wigan chances, Steve
Wilson said in commentary, you kind
of think eventually they will get a
touch on one of them but I suppose
from a Southampton point of view you
are thinking they have had a lot and
at some point we might get one and
they haven't capitalised.
right, you wonder if that's the best
we have seen from Wigan, they have
done really well, they just needed
maybe to have got with the chances
that they have had scored one of the
goals. You do wonder whether that
might come back because Southampton
might get into their rhythm a bit
more and start to click a bit better
going forward but they have
certainly been on top of the game at
the moment. So far.
Are you all
I'm catching all of the
paperwork! I've got it, it's under
control. Tadic, Limini, Boufal, all
trying to get on the ball and play
triangles, but again it's the energy
-- Lemina. The way Paul Cook has
Wigan playing, close down, don't go
in singles, go together.
midfield trio, they have had the
better of the game, Roberts and
Massey like to interchange and
Jacobs is another one, they are
continuously doing crossovers over
the pitch and that's causing
problems for Lenin and Hojbjerg.
we follow Martin's lead in comparing
every Wigan player to a world great
football in years gone by -- Lemina.
At right back they have Wigan's
equivalent of Cafu, haven't they?
This lad is your favourite
footballer in league footballer. I
was commentating for the 5 live when
they beat Man City and he stood out.
As a full-back yourself you have
been impressed with how he has gone
about this game.
Definitely, in his
starting position, at the halfway
line, Boufal is not looking and
doesn't know where he is. A good
defensive position, we are showing
him now and his willingness to break
forward, get forward to support the
team. He doesn't just stop, he
continues and shows good composure
and cuts inside and gives Ryan
Bertrand a problem and a good ball
through to Will Grigg, still around
the edge of the 18-yard box, looking
for the ball for the return for a
shot. Good defending here, steps in
and wins the ball, and again driving
forward to pick out a nice simple
pass to a team-mate.
It's a natural
way to play the game but he has been
given a licence by the manager to
say go forward.
He has the
fundamentals right, he defends
brilliantly and from his starting
position he is able to get forward
into attacking positions.
That was a
big chance, two or three chances
bobbled away from which ever play it
was, I think Will Grigg had a chance
and didn't really commit. You said
to us, commit to the chance, commit
to the chance.
He was a kid at
Spurs, so he has, through a proper
Exactly and a club like
Wigan can pick him up and get the
benefits of what has been coached
into him from a young age. He's been
outstanding, he impressed me against
Man City and again today in this
Were talked about a lack of is
Dummett understanding from the
Southampton players and getting used
to it but there is an tent in the
fact they have two upfront and both
wingers trying to stay high.
see here with Boufal and Tadic,
Gabbiadini and Carrillo in the four
almost in a lined up against the
back four of Wigan trying to push
high and wide and relying on the
quality coming in from Lenin and
Hojbjerg, maybe just need the final
pass. Boufal playing in between the
lines and picking up the ball and
driving forward. Boufal and Tadic
have creativity in the Southampton
side but they must step up the
quality better than they have shown
Is it just the final ball
I think so, look at the numbers
here, five players in the Wigan
half, Tadic needs to be direct here,
a bit like Wigan have been,
positive, go at players, try and
pick some body out, not a bad ball
in the end.
You continuously get the
movement from Gabbiadini and
Carrillo looking to stretch Dunkley
and Byrne which is what you need and
hopefully you can get the likes of
Tadic and Boufal to come into the
game bit more and off the back of
Thank you for the
moment. It is nearly 42 since
Southampton won there are only FA
Cup, when they were still a second
division side beating Manchester
United 1-0. Mick Channon was a key
part of their team.
Southampton was a great place to
And it's there!
It was a lot of fun,
football was fun. I was lucky that
from 15 years of age, I left home
and went to Southampton and we
played a system 1-9- one and I was
the one. I was usually left at the
front because I had a bit of pace
and I was never frightened of having
a go and running at somebody and
trying to beat somebody because that
was my job, I wasn't a prolific
goal-scorer but scored a lot of
were a second division club at
Lawrie McMenemy kept all of the good
players together, and on our day we
were capable of beating anyone. It
was a roasting hot day and a great
atmosphere. The Man United and was
mobbed, it was important to them as
well, the FA Cup. Man United had
been relegated and they had just
come back up and passed as going
down. But they were very good young
side. Peter Osgood said he couldn't
believe it, the bookies have been on
for 7-1 and we said to Lawrie
McMenemy this is crazy and we backed
ourselves, we had 20 quid apiece on,
a lot of the players. The start of
the game took off at 100 miles
proud, you couldn't play football at
that speed, they were at us and we
were at them and I thought I needed
and are in run.
Turner earned his
I should have scored
just before half-time, I was clean
through, he came out and stuck out a
toe, it could have gone either way
but the first goal was going to be
Bobby Stokes was a good player and
he was due to get a goal. Stokes was
on the move after I tapped it down
and he was on the move and that was
Can I claim that as an
And Stokes, by scoring the
first goal in this final, Windsor
He wasn't able to drive, he
never drove in his life -- wins a
The whistle has gone and Lawrie
McMenemy and Southampton take the
I remember putting my arm
around him, absolutely chuffed. It
was a very special competition. It
was the last time the Queen went.
She's going to go back for the next
Southampton cup final, which I think
will be this year, I hope.
to Mick Channon for doing that. You
remember that clear as day, don't
Watching the footage back
always brings a smile to the face. I
sat and watched it in my living room
as a seven-year-old young boy and
the roof lifted off the house when
the goal went in from Bobby Stokes.
It's just a shame that we haven't
been able to replicate it. We came
close in 2003 when Martin's Arsenal
side beat us but hopefully we will
progress today to another semifinal.
The problem seven years old when
your team win the cup and it's one
of the first things you remember you
think every year will be like that.
He still punching the air watching
the video, enjoying it, great goal!
Let's join our team for the 4:30pm
kick-off, Leicester against Chelsea.
To say it is Baltic in the East
Midlands is a bit of an
understatement and you can tell by
the headgear worn by my guests, Alan
Shearer and Ian Wright, on punditry
duty for Match of the Day later.
Chelsea against Leicester City at
the King Power Stadium. Who is the
I think it will be
a very tight game. Can Leicester
take advantage of the unrest that is
at Chelsea? I think they can. I
think there will be goals, I think
it will be an exciting game and I'm
going to go for Leicester, I think
they have a lot to play for, I think
it will be a brilliant atmosphere.
You can see all of the flags they've
got out and I'm really looking
forward to the game.
Chelsea go into
this out of the Champions League and
five points away from the top four,
has this taken on a whole new
meaning for them?
I think so, like
Al is saying with the unrest going
on and the manager and players, is
he going to start with three guys up
front with Hazard, Willian and
Pedro, maybe? There is a bit of
something that needs to be salvaged
from the season, because whether it
is Conte or the players, it hasn't
happened for the champions this
season and I think this is their
last chance. Al has gone for
Leicester, I think it will be a
brilliant atmosphere but I'm going
for Chelsea seem to because it might
be their last chance to do something
and with Willian in great form,
Hazard can turn it on and we know
that, but Leicester have Vardy and
Mahrez but I'm going for Chelsea.
Award for the hosts, the way Riyad
Mahrez has been reintegrated into
the squad, it is certainly giving
Claude Puel his best as is Jamie
Yeah, you can understand his
anger and disappointment when his
move didn't happen to Manchester
City. But you have to say he has
knuckled down well, he's been a very
good professional since then and his
form has been excellent, goals and
assists, and they will be looking
for him again to produce to get
through to the semifinal.
wear gloves on a day like this if
you were playing?
Hard as nails these two, it
is all coming up at the King Power
Stadium at 4:30pm.
Alan Wardle wear gloves but he would
wear that hat! Strange! He thinks
he's in picky blinders. The build up
from 4:05pm, the game gets
he's in picky blinders. The build up
from 4:05pm, the game gets under
he's in picky blinders. The build up
from 4:05pm, the game gets under way
at 4:30pm. The other football coming
your way, the Premier League show on
Thursday on BBC Two and 5 live has
commentary on England's World Cup
warm up match against Holland on
That's a little marker from the
Wigan centre-half. Deflected. Oh!
Roberts! Absolutely superb for 40
The teams are back out, Kevin
Kilbane, we just said Furk as an
League 1 side coming up against the
Premier League side you have more
time than you would in a normal
That's fair to say, I
found when stepping up in the
leagues in the cup competitions you
get more time on the ball and Wigan
are expressing themselves with the
Perversely is the premier
Leesider gives the League 1 side,
they are right in your face.
have been pressing and pushing
forward and you've got to deal with
it. The quality of players,
hopefully they will stand up to it.
The big thing for Wigan is
concentration now. When playing
against the Premier League side,
Back to Martin Keown
and Steve Wilson. COMMENTATOR: Thank
you, Mark. No half-time
substitutions. The litter of many a
lunch is blowing its way across the
DW pitch and it's Southampton who
will get the second half under way.
The Premier League side. A little
fortunate to still be on level terms
against their League 1 opponent.
Southampton from right-to-left in
their change strips against Wigan in
the blue and white stripes. Goalless
but all the best chances were Wigan
chances. Here is Ryan Bertrand for
Southampton finding Sofiane Boufal.
A long way through to Gabbiadini on
the turn, well blocked by Dan Burn.
Here is Nathan Byrne. Finding
Would have been interesting
the team talks at half-time. Mark
Hughes would have wanted more from
his Premier League outfit. Paul
Cook, I'm sure, asking those players
to dare to dream. Looking at the
fixture lists at half-time and what
could be available for them with
play-offs and all sorts, they almost
halfway through their season, Wigan.
They have a lot of games in hand.
The two sides above them, because of
this cup run. Here is Nathan Byrne.
Gabbiadini to Boufal.
Gabbiadini to Boufal. Boufal's
little trick resulted in him being
clattered to the ground. Not sure
the Wigan man could have got out of
his way but a free kick has been
He tried to drag him back.
It was good skill, he turned his
back on him. I think it is Massey
getting in there. Right in front of
Scored three times,
Mark Hughes, in FA Cup finals.
Mark Hughes, in FA Cup finals. Here
is Ryan Bertrand.
is Ryan Bertrand. Whipped forward by
He is not given any time at
all, Hoedt. Interesting to hear the
chaps talking about playing against
lower league teams and the time you
have on the ball. Hoedt didn't use
his time well there.
His first game
in English football came in the
fifth round in their victory over
West Bromwich Albion. They have
beaten Fulham, Watford and West Brom
to get this far, Southampton. No
need of any replays on their way.
Three games, three wins.
Three games, three wins. Elder's
head. Power. Morsy. Roberts.
Well played again.
Sam Morsy here.
Just interesting, the points from
half-time, the combinations, the
rhythms, everything seems to sink
well with Wigan. They just made a
mistake as I say that, but they have
these little triangles in wide
positions, Wigan, very effective.
They need a bit more from Will Grigg
at the top of the team. Is he on
He hasn't really had
sight of goal yet, a super ball in
from Jacobs which he didn't quite
get onto. Here is Bertrand. Power
couldn't get their foot on it.
Tadic is coming very central now
suddenly for Southampton.
Lemina. Boufal. Bertrand. Danger
here. Blocked by Byrne and it's a
throw in to Southampton. They had
plenty of bodies in the box,
Nathan Byrne proving he
can defend as well. Another
outstanding game at right back.
Bertrand to take this throwing for
Mark Hughes's side. Boufal. It's a
good ball in, Carrillo tried to get
onto the end of it, played into a
You just feel that Southampton have
started the second half a little
Definitely. The ball has
been moved much quicker. Stevens
forward, looking for Tadic, Elder's
head, Morsy, Tadic for Southampton.
Spread away to Boufal.
Gabbiadini. It's going to come to
Ryan Bertrand. Lemina. This is
probably Southampton's best spell of
the game so far.
This is what we
would have expected at the start of
Hojbjerg. It came off
Morsy's head. Carrillo. Cedric.
Tadic. Cedric. Stabbed away to
Roberts. Who will be quite happy to
take the free kick.
take the free kick.
He will. Better
start, isn't it? Mark Hughes
obviously had an impact on his team,
stitching in information.
had a couple of training sessions
really. Behind him, Mark Bowen and
Eddie Niedzwiecki, his tried and
tested backroom staff. Matt Bowen is
a former Wigan player, played ten
games for the club, never finished
on the losing side and played for
them in the very first competitive
game in the stadium.
coaches, by the way they love their
football. Like a firewall for Mark
Now, Will Grigg. The
challenge came in taking it behind
for the Wigan corner, yet another
from Cedric. He had to time that
We are going to
be hoping these corners are an
improvement, keep it away from the
Max Power's immediate problem is
trying to get the ball to sit still.
Power's corner, headed firmly away
by Wesley Hoedt. Morsy. Good ball.
Roberts. Morsy. Loss of blue and
white shirts in there. Taken away
from Dunkley. Hit by Massey and it
hit Hoedt. Now Jacobs! Worth a go.
Hayes found the net nine times this
season and wasn't too far away here.
Good balls in. A couple of shots hit
at goal, just looking at the angle
to see how close it was. He didn't
quite get the bend on it that he
wants. He needs a bit of whip to get
that in. That's the only thing
missing from their game, the
approach play is there, just the
quality. We keep saying it but they
will have to find it if they are
going to win this.
There will not be
a replay. There are no longer
replays at this stage of
competition. Extra and penalties if
required. A long way to go yet
before we need to start thinking
about that. Here is Morsy. Elder.
Interesting they are
sitting on Morsy now, Gabbiadini
trying to pick him up.
trying to pick him up.
Stephens. Tadic. Carrillo giving
chase but he must have known he was
never going to reach it. Here is
Massey. Roberts and Greg ahead of
him, Byrne to his right.
him, Byrne to his right. McCarthy in
the Southampton goal expected a pass
from Massey and the shot was a yard
wide in the end.
I think his right
to take that on, Byrne making the
overlapping run for him helps to
create the space. He just can't get
it on target. He got the power but
not the direction.
Only nine teams from the third tier
of English football had ever reached
the FA Cup semifinals. Can Wigan
make it ten? Hojbjerg.
make it ten? Hojbjerg. Lemina.
Boufal. Boufal, that was a good ball
in, well dealt with by Dunkley too.
Lemina. Bertrand. Boufal. Lemina.
Lemina seems to have gone up a gear
in the second half, summary must
have been in his ear.
Seems like the
whole team has. Stephens. Gabbiadini
leaving it for Boufal.
He saw Nathan Byrne's foot.
of trickery, gone past Byrne on a
couple of occasions. He saw the foot
and dived over it.
Free kick to
Both very capable of putting this on
a sixpence, Tadic and Boufal. Walton
in the Wigan goal. 22 games in this
loan spell from Brighton, Christian
Walton in the Wigan goal, and 14
clean sheets. That how good they
have been defensively. Boufal goes
for gold but lifts it onto the roof
of the net. -- goes for goal. Well,
it's an attempt.
It had plenty of
power on it, just can't get it
up-and-down quick enough. Way over,
awful from that angle.
Walton's clearance. Grigg's header
Gabbiadini in the middle. That was a
really important touch from Dan
Burn, I think. Here is Nathan Byrne.
Oh! Straight back to Gabbiadini.
Walton to the rescue.
What a save!
Look how fired up he is. That must
be the only mistake Byrne has made,
he put it into the path of
Gabbiadini. Look at him, he didn't
want to go forward and he played it
backwards. Gabbiadini can't believe
it and he should be putting that
away. Fantastic save from the
Chances don't come any
better. Walton to the rescue for
Wigan. Southampton corner, it's
their first of the game.
Played to Hojbjerg. Cleared away by
Dan Burn. Bertrand. Boufal. Philip
Gomm from Carrillo. Walton. -- flick
on. What a great save.
to hold onto it and Wigan need to
steady down for a moment. They got
away with one fair. You start
wondering if your name is on the
cup. A fantastic chance for
Gabbiadini. He's got to be putting
Can you imagine when
Nathan Byrne saw where there was
heading, his heart falling into the
heel of his boots.
What a let
Byrne deserves a bit of
luck with the way he has played
Massey managing to drive a
cross in. Hoedt with the clearance.
Stephens. Hojbjerg. Power in very
quickly on Hojbjerg. Cedric. Here is
Wigan are winning those
battles again, aren't they? Really
up for the fight.
That's a good ball. Here is Byrne.
Lofted in two Grigg. No meaningful
contact on it really, Will Grigg,
and Cedric charges clear for
Southampton. He finds Hojbjerg under
pressure from Roberts. Free kick.
It's turning into a cracking match,
isn't it? I think whatever Mark
Hughes said to his team has
definitely lifted them and Wigan are
not going to let up.
Everyone inside this stadium
absolutely in grossed by what they
are watching. -- engrossed.
You can hear the Southampton fans
trying to rouse their team. They've
been better in this second half, no
question. An hour played, goalless.
This is what the FA Cup is all
about, isn't it, beat boys against
the basement teams. Wigan on the way
back, of course, as a club.
found Tadic. Cross to long and high
for Gabbiadini, but Bertrand is
there. Gabbiadini at the near post,
it's come off the defender.
is like a wall in there.
just got to keep concentrating,
Wigan, just to see this through. The
quality is coming through now from
Southampton. I thought Wigan's focus
and concentration against Manchester
City was extraordinary. They're
going to need it again, as
Southampton are now beginning to
find themselves. Tadic with this
corner kick. It's a free header. But
save again by Walton. Hojbjerg's
header. -- good save again.
Excellent again. He can see it,
though, can't he come from a long
way off and manages to get something
on it is quite Hojbjerg got great
power on the header, he really did.
Tadic again, click to the near post.
And in this time! Hojbjerg! At the
second time of asking, he fires
Southampton into the lead. Nothing
Walton could do about that one. It's
1- 02 Southampton. Pierre-Emile
Hojbjerg has his first goal for the
club. It might just send them to
A massive goal. And on. We
talked about concentration. Again,
they just go to sleep, really -- a
massive goal for Southampton. You
wouldn't expect a League 1 team to
concede so easily from a set piece,
great quality from Tadic, he whips
it in there and it drops in front of
him. How it finds its way into the
back of the net is unbelievable. It
goes through a group of players.
You've got to give Hojbjerg credit
for going through that ball.
Burn is the man on the post but he
couldn't block it. Walton got a
slight touch, but Southampton lead.
They have to show some character
now, Wigan. Mark Hughes will feel
it's a reward for their improved
It's a long way to go before the
fans can start thinking about
Their fans have
played their part as well, 4500 have
come up here and braved the cold,
really getting behind their team.
And Mark Hughes, by the way.
Well, they've had precious little to
And they lead. There's no question
they came out for the second half
looking better than they went in at
the end of the first.
Yes, there was
a quick flurry of corners, three
back-to-back, and suddenly Wigan
needed to hang in there little bit
longer. Credit to Southampton.
Getting that important goals to wait
what have League 1 Wigan got?
are going to make a change. Nick
Powell is going to be coming on.
Southampton also making a change.
Nathan Redmond on for them. Nick
Powell, the former Manchester United
man. Who has been troubled by a
hamstring injury, the injury he got
very early in the game against
Manchester City in the fifth round,
he had a recurrence of it at
Bradford on Wednesday. Redmond is
also going to be coming on.
Boufal is wandering slowly towards
this nearside. So, he's coming off.
That's the straight swap. And
Redmond is on.
Massey... It's going to be a double
change. Roberts and Massey are
coming off. Colclough and Powell are
coming on for Wigan, all Coke is
really going for it here -- Paul
Cook is going for it. Making two
changes immediately after conceding
He is, for sure. Redmond was
a bit unfortunate under the previous
manager. He is on for you. White
Ryan Colclough and Nick Powell on.
-- he is on for Boufal.
Massey or off. Powell has to be a
massive gamble. He is struggling
with a hamstring injury. He went off
against Man City after half an hour
with the same problem.
Wasn't expect into the Powell among
the substitutes today. Paul Cook had
said in his press Conference on
Friday that he was out of the cup
tied after a recurrence of the
hamstring injury. But it's a risk
which at this point, with 24 minutes
to go in the FA Cup quarterfinal, he
just have to take. Powell is
probably, perhaps certainly, Wigan
Ozma most naturally gifted
footballer -- Wigan's Mohsin
actually gifted footballer.
missing quality in the final third,
maybe Powell can give them that.
Nick Powell has got 12 goals this
season, he is a creative attacking
midfielder, not a striker, so that's
a good return.
But it's a change that could
backfire if the hamstring doesn't
hold out. Redmond chasing. Oh,
strong from Burn.
Yes. He's tough,
isn't he? I love his merit. -- his
It's a Southampton throw in. Almost
halfway through the second half of
the game. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has
Redmond in. Gabbiadini couldn't
control it. Callum Elder forwarding.
This could be a brilliant last
quarter to the game, couldn't it? It
went through Grigg, here is Hoedt.
Morsy covering Southampton.
what they've got to do, Tadic,
hitting the ball up. If Southampton
are going to get out, they don't
want to get Wigan too close to their
Southampton not in a hurry
to take the throw, why would they
be? Here is the perfectly groomed
Cedric with the throw. The
Portuguese international. European
champion. Top player.
Burn with the clearing header.
Redmond. Oh, the pass was shot for
Bertrand. Powell had every right to
Every time he limps, you
wonder if it's the hamstring. At
he's OK there.
He nipped in and bought the free
kick, didn't he? Morsy forwarding.
-- for Wigan. Powell couldn't move
to the Premier League in January --
could have moved. He turned down an
offer from Brighton.
A little touch by Hojbjerg. Wigan
free kick. Powell will take it
quickly. Looking for Grigg. Stephens
won it. Lemina. As Wigan pushed on,
there will be gaps. Lemina continues
to look powerful in the midfield.
He's a top player for them if they
are going to stay up as well.
don't play for Marseille and
Juventus if you are not a good
Grigg looking for it. Hoedt wanting
to see it behind, and he has.
much on that ball for Grigg. Gives
you that hope, though, Grigg, after
the goal he scored against Man City.
It's been a fair old time coming,
his first goal. Hampton.
getting first of that ball, wanting
it more than anybody else -- his
first goal for Southampton.
Dunkley's header forward. Colclough
just unable to accelerate away. Man
down for Southampton at the moment.
Tadic neatly. Gabbiadini just
couldn't take it away from Dunkley.
Dan Burn. Carrillo has picked
himself up from the turf. Hampton.
-- for Southampton. Old he was
fouled, Wigan get the decision.
fouled, Wigan get the decision. He
has found Grigg.
He is trying to
find the run of Grigg as well.
Eventually he brings a vision.
I'm told that when there was
speculation about Nick Powell moving
to Brighton, well, here he is on the
ball. Many a footballer might have
gone in and said, is that
speculation true? Gabbiadini... Oh,
could be a penalty! Hamburg with the
challenge -- Dan Burn with the
challenge. It's a penalty to
Southampton. Yellow card for the
Wigan defender, but that matters
little. Gabbiadini got goals eyed,
-- got all side, Burn stretched.
is pointing where he wants it. Once
he's away, Dan Burn has to foul him
to bring him down. He dives in AB he
could have let him go a little bit
further but he makes the gamble and
catches his right foot. There can be
no complaints with that. Such a
shame for the young man.
Now, how are his nerves? Manolo
Gabbiadini from 12 yards. To put
Southampton within touching distance
of the semifinal... It's a brilliant
save! It's an absolutely outstanding
save by Walton.
Well, the hairs are
Rob on the back of my neck. It has
it's a wonderful save -- up on the
back of my neck. Look at the power
he puts into this. Brilliant from
the goalkeeper. Outstanding.
hands from Walton. Guessed right,
got there, brilliant save. Wigan are
still in this cup tie.
Well, if that doesn't inspire his
team, nothing will.
Wow! It's one of
the best saves I've seen this
Incredible, wasn't it was
white he hit it so well, Gabbiadini.
Corner kick. And another.
Just got to keep doing their jobs at
set pieces, which they didn't do of
course for the goal they conceded.
Tadic again with a corner.
Gabbiadini with a little back
header. Colclough from Wigan. ?
Attempts to clear the lines which
didn't really work. Two attempts to
clear the line. Hojbjerg, having
never previously scored for
Southampton before today, trying to
make it two in a few minutes.
really confident there, wasn't he?
Look at this!
Oh, it's a wonderful
Just guesses right, of course. But
of all the way that he flicks that
away. -- beautiful the way.
Tadic, now Cedric.
Southampton with five players flying
forward. Burn got himself into a
tangle and just about managed to put
it behind for a corner.
It's so open
at the moment.
It's the Premier
League side carrying the threat.
They are 1-0 up, it should be two.
Gabbiadini's penalty, marvellous
save by Walton.
We seem to have
spent the whole match watching
corners from this end of the pitch!
Indigo is the latest, and that is
off ahead of Dunkley for one -- in
goes the latest. At one point the
corner count was 11-0 in Wigan's
favour. It's now 11-7, I believe.
ABV conditions or adding to this.
The wind is always dragging it into
the net -- maybe the conditions.
They can't clear it, Wigan.
fascinating minutes to go on Wigan
can take this into extra time. In it
goes, how it goes. Jacobs, straight
back to Southampton. Wasn't the best
clearance in the world. Whipped in.
Jack Stephens, that will be a goal
Well, he knows a thing or two about
the FA Cup, Mark Hughes.
a winner as a player at.
And wants a
He's up for the fight.
Never managed a team in the final.
He got Blackburn to the semifinals
in 2005, losing 3-0 to Arsenal in
Cardiff. Went out of the cup at
Coventry with Stoke. That was his
last game in charge of them.
That's a good ball. Morsy.
Jacobs. Why throw in the middle. But
block. Now a Wigan corner. End to
end stuff -- four in the middle.
crowd really getting behind their
Just the quality now from this
corner. Well, if it's still cold, I
can't feel it any more, the game is
that good. Max Power's going to take
It's dangerous. Dunkley help
himself... Howell! Just couldn't get
it out -- Powell. He slid on the
turf. Trying to leave it goalwards.
Just out of his reach. Powell put it
into his path. Just as Powell is
putting it into him, you don't know
if he panics there would just can't
get to it.
-- or just can't get to
it. That's the end he scored in
famously against Manchester City.
Not on that occasion.
Good ball, well out by Hoedt. Morsy.
Max Power... Oh! Lovely ball. Well
taken by McCarthy. It dipped right
in front of him.
It was, it look
like the perfect cross. He kept his
arm out, McCarthy. Good work on that
right-hand side. He doesn't panic,
he's nice and calm, the keeper. Soft
hands as well to deal with it.
A foul by Gabbiadini on Morsy. Free
to Wigan. Can they, can they, can
they stay in the Cup?
Hoedt has lost it. -- Hojbjerg has
lost it. Morsy, Powell.
Ryan Colclough onside, into a great
position! At Ryan Bertrand was there
just in the negative time. Jacobs
Just that anticipation,
Jacobs just reads it. Expect the
unexpected in this game!
couldn't get onto it, fouled eye
Bertrand, free kick to Wigan. It
might allow Wigan to make a third
substitution -- foul by Bertrand.
Matrin's claiming he got the ball
there. -- Bertrand's claiming. He's
on his opponent as well.
is coming on, the Republic of
Ireland international, for Wigan. A
familiar face. Noel Hunt is 35 now.
And Nathan Byrne is coming off.
has had a fine game.
So, Hunt on. If free kick, Max Power
to drill it in. It wasn't the best.
Scuffed it. Southampton might break
here. Hojbjerg, the goal-scorer,
giving it straight to Morsy, a
terrible ball. Jacobs. Hunt's
attempt to flick it into the back of
Grigg didn't happen.
Wigan are going
for it. Two up top.
Paul Cook's just
brought on a Republic of Ireland
international in Noel Hunt, and
another in a Shane Long is going to
be coming on for Southampton. And
it's Carrillo who is going to make
What Shane Long is absolutely
brilliant at is chasing everything.
And when he gets there, he holds the
top. He struggles defenders -- holds
Definitely, I'm sure he's
looking forward to working with Mark
Hughes as well.
Forward from Hunt. Here is Grigg.
Rigg's has won throw off Hojbjerg.
You just wonder if his fairy tale FA
Cup campaign has another little but
You can't underestimate the effect
Powell has on this team. Since he's
come on... If there is a hamstring
injury that, it doesn't seem to
bother him. Occasionally you can see
that something is catching him or
there's a problem, but he's still
able to play at this high-level with
this injury issue that he has.
Long is going to chase this. Max
Power, calm. But play by Max Power.
Free kick. -- but play. Southampton
can play on.
Ryan Colclough, looking to take on
Dan Burn. Morsy, Powell.
Lemina for Southampton.
He does well
Powell once more.
Oh, it's a delightful ball by
Powell. Cut out really well by Jack
Stephens. Here Powell is again.
Dunkley looking for Elder, slightly
off the mark.
This is a tribute to
the work they do for the season in
passing the ball, something they're
Noel Hunt, with seven
minutes to go, the League 1 side
need a goal in those seven minutes.
Well, they've got used to scoring
late, late goals. Jacobs got them
one in stoppage time at Radford on
Wednesday. Roberts got one very late
on in a draw against Tom Thorpe last
weekend, can they do it again?
There's plenty of strikers in there,
that's for sure -- Eddings is gone.
Like Max Power will take the corner
Power's Corner, good header out by
Trying to draw a foul from Dunkley,
and he has. It will be a yellow card
for the Wigan defender.
He is very
clear that. Good ability. Finding a
bit of time for his team.
That's what he's so good at, Shane
Oh, I'm sure, he's dust
waiting for him to get too tight and
pull him back.
A charge down by Hunt. Here is
Hoedt. McCarthy right down the
middle. Gabbiadini onto it. Did Burn
pushing? The flag was up and it is a
he was saved anyway.
I think the
flag him. It wait free kick has been
taken. -- free kick has been taken.
Well, five minutes to go. 0- one.
Out of play by Ryan Bertrand. Just
turn your mind for a moment, Martin,
to the Man of the Match? Here's Max
Behind for the goalkick. And
Southampton five minutes away the FA
But nobody from the dugout to the
seats behind the goal is taking
anything for granted.
This is a game
where you draw breath throughout the
stadium, waiting for the last run
in. Something special has to come.
It includes is a white -- Wigan
could get back into this.
He uses his body to
good effect. You have to be patient.
You can't win everything. He just
pulled him out of the way, doesn't
It's a correct decision. Dunkley
is complaining, but he had his arm
around his neck. Oriol Romeu is
going to come on for Southampton. A
defensive minded midfielder
replacing Manolo Gabbiadini.
Well, it might all change because
something spectacular could very
well happen in the last three
But once we've seen this free kick,
Martin, I'll ask you to give your
Man of the Match.
Forward by Hoedt. Offside flag up
against Dusan Tadic. Wigan have a
free kick. They've taken it from the
Max Power forward. Bertrand.
It's come off Max Power from
Southampton throwing. Martin, who is
your Man of the Match?
I'm going to
go for the goalkeeper, Christian
Walton. The save he made for that
penalty was quite remarkable. A
couple of good saves. If they are to
go out, it certainly wasn't due to
his performance. He's been an
outstanding young man.
But you wonder whether his side are
going out here. They have precious
They need to get the
ball forward earlier, that's what
they need to do.
Burn, now Dunkley.
90 seconds of normal time to go.
Cedric with the clearing header.
Morsy from Wigan. Lemina nicked it
from him. Hojbjerg, it's long.
Shoulder to shoulder with Dan Burn.
This is what
Southampton need to do, just keep it
in this area. Just frustrate Wigan.
Game management, they call it, in
the modern parlance.
Romeu. Cedric. Running the clock
down is the old-fashioned way.
hitting it into areas, making them
work. Long coming on has been ideal
So near now, Southampton. Stephens
forward. Dan Burn for Wigan. Just
about time. Romeu fouls Powell. This
has got to go.
Rarely do they go
rude one but I think now is the time
to do it. Still they are trying to
Morsy to Elder. Colclough,
through the legs of Romeu, floats it
up, great ball, Hunt! And over the
top. Noel Hunt came so close.
ball is hanging in the hair for an
age. He just managed to get
something on it and can't guide it
across. Good defending in the end. I
just thought that was going to be
their moment. Into the added four
minutes of this FA Cup quarterfinal.
Wigan with a corner. Powers in the
delivery, in, Stephens, it hit
Lemina Commander has come to Nathan
Redmond. He's got runners to his
right. Here is Cedric. Lemina
screaming for it. Southampton are
going to Wembley. Cedric makes it
safe. Mark Hughes and Southampton
are into the FA Cup semifinal.
Brilliantly taken by Cedric and
Wigan's wonderful cup run ends here.
We talked about quality. Cedric the
mother right back, ends up on the
left wing. You have to say he shows
a great deal of composure coming out
on the ball. Man of the Match.
Justice side foot in the end. A
completely knocks the stuffing out
of Wigan. -- just his side foot. He
takes the ball so early, beautiful,
and has the composure and presence
of mind. Lovely little flick into
his own path. He just tucked it away
nice and easily. Into the next
Great composure and two
players who have never previously
scored for the club. First Hojbjerg
and Ben Cedric have taken
Southampton into the FA Cup
It has been a gallant
effort from Wigan the way they have
taken the game to Southampton.
it has been a magical, magical run
for Paul Cook. This may turn out to
be a season of celebration for
Wigan. One of three clubs looking
for two automatic promotion places
to get into the Championship. They
will hope not to go to Wembley in
the play-offs because they will hope
they don't need to, but they
certainly won't be going to Wembley
in the FA Cup.
Something for Mark
Hughes as well to build on, of
course. They dropped into the bottom
three yesterday so it has been a
better day today.
Will Grigg trying
to take it away from Stephens, who
Stephens has battled well
at the back, hasn't he?
the third time in the last 12
months, if it stays like this, that
Southampton would have won a game by
more than a single goal. That's how
bad their 12 months have been. But
there may be some very high days and
holidays ahead. Might be further
punishment for Wigan too, which
would be very harsh on them. Redmond
for Southampton. Power's challenge,
Southampton's throw in.
been everywhere down the right-hand
side, hasn't he? Such a spirit in
this Wigan team. That's what they
got to do now, it is a setback in
their season, but back to the
bread-and-butter which is believed
to get the promotion they need.
Going to Walsall on Wednesday.
And whilst Wigan think about
Walsall, Southampton think about
Wembley and the last four of the FA
Cup. Mark Hughes, instant impact at
Southampton. Goals from Pierre-Emile
Hojbjerg and Cedric, neither of whom
have ever scored for Southampton
before. It will be an all Premier
League FA Cup last four. And Mark
Hughes can look forward to Wembley.
It has been a wonderful adventure
for Wigan. They have been
magnificent. Knocked out three
Premier League sides. Knocked out
Manchester City, the best in the
Premier League, but they could not
do it against Southampton, who march
on to the last four. It's finished
at the DW, Wigan 0-2 Southampton.
STUDIO: All four sides at the DW
Stadium are on their feet and
applauding the two sides, and as you
can see, Mark Hughes is on the pitch
not only congratulating his new
Southampton players but
commiserating with those Wigan
players who at the moment are going
on a little bit of a lap of honour
themselves applauding their fans.
What a cracking cup tie, Dion
A sort of had everything, to
be fair. Towards the end of the game
Wigan felt like there may have run
out of ideas and Southampton took
charge of the game. The quality of
the players showed through towards
the end. That's what my body used to
look like years ago. I wish! It was
a great spectacle, it was an FA Cup
game, which in the end, I've got to
say, I'm surprised it was won by two
goals because it was a very close
It feels nice to be sitting
here knowing that you can praise
both sets of players, both teams,
you don't need to criticise anybody
and everybody can have just enjoyed
I'm sure the Wigan players and
supporters would have enjoyed a
better if they had got a result.
I certainly did but
looking back at the first half you
wonder whether the Wigan
opportunities and chances they had
and the way they went about the
first half, they were the dominant
side and they have the half chances
without scoring, and on reflection
they should have hoped to get one of
the goals that would have given them
Fran is right, Wigan
would have enjoyed it more if they
had won but there are positives for
Paul Cook to take out of this as
they try and get back into the
Championship next season.
the thing about the cup run, from
Paul Cook's perspective getting back
into the Championship is the ideal
scenario and what he's looking to do
this season. I think he's shown
these players within the Wigan setup
can play against the best and in the
Man City game it was a different
performance but the first half we
saw the quality of one or two of
their players today.
They have kept
three clean sheets against Premier
League opposition in the last three
cup rounds here so they must take
the confidence forward.
I think the
60 minutes it's very difficult to
say Southampton, Premier League
side, Wigan don't look the same
quality, but no chance was it like
that. The game was really good.
Wigan had so many chances, even
though they were half chances, they
should have at least hit the target
with a couple. They will rue with
those and think they can't continue
to do that, if we work so hard to
create chances you've got to create
them, especially in cup games.
will have more chances for the rest
of the League 1 season.
think so, the way they play is
impressive, pleasing on the eye, but
I think in general Paul Cook has
good tempo to his play and I think
the quality, as I say, several of
those players, I think it shows they
can play a step above where they are
We can get some
reaction from one of the Southampton
goalkeepers and their captain today
goalkeepers and their captain today
with Damien. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg,
one of the goal-scorers and Ryan
Bertrand, the captain, with me. What
does it feel like to go to a
semifinal at Wembley?
Of course it's
a great achievement and
congratulations to the whole team
and club. It is well needed in a
moment of changes and maybe a need
for a bit of confidence, so a great
Tell me about your goal,
first for Southampton.
time, I'm really happy from a happy
I can help the team and that we can
get through, so most of all I'm just
happy to help the team.
different feeling from after the
Newcastle game where you were beside
yourself, really virtually
No, but, again I think
now with a new manager difficult to
say and you start because we are in
the middle of the season, but then
you start under him and a 2-0 win is
just great, a semifinal is great.
Ryan, what has changed under the new
manager since Mark Hughes came in?
think commitment, intensity, we knew
that we need to apply that to our
season, especially today, in the FA
Cup. Wigan is a team that competes
and they gave us a fantastic game
today but it was important that we
have the basics, competed, matched
their aggressiveness and we knew our
quality would come through.
wrote your luck on occasions in the
first half and missed a penalty.
Definitely, it's a classic FA Cup
game, chances at each end and
thankfully we came out on top.
upfront and the wing is pushing
forward, is that the approach Mark
Hughes will use for the rest of the
season to get you out of trouble?
the moment, yeah, seems to be the
way he wants us to go, it's about
learning a new system, two up top,
so let's get forward and create as
many chances as we can.
well done, thank you. STUDIO:
many chances as we can.
well done, thank you. STUDIO: This
is the Hojbjerg goal, because they
had a warning just moments before he
scored it, Wigan.
The corner is out
swinging and the Southampton players
looking to pin the Wigan players and
a good save from Christian Walton
pushing it away and that was a
warning sign, Carrillo just outside
the penalty spot makes is run across
the near post, there he is and
Hojbjerg's header coming in, come to
be saved, I would say, but they
should have heeded that one in
because the next ball coming in,
there is the same run again,
Hojbjerg running into the space on
the edge of the six yard box, and we
have Wesley Hoedt, Jack Stephens
pinning both Will Grigg and on the
front post enabling Carrillo to run
to the near post, that's the
highlighted area Hojbjerg is going
to attack, the delivery comes in and
nobody attacks the ball and Hojbjerg
is able to poke it past Walton.
is a good routine cross -- from
Southampton, you will have been in
that situation defending and
attacking corners like that, and
with the Wigan defenders pending
there is little they can do.
Southampton players within the
corner, they know it is an
outswinger, they will go into the
position because it is an
outswinger, they will sacrifice
themselves knowing that the ball
will have to go into a certain area,
but you are leaving for your pal to
come into. If the delivery is right
you will always get a chance. They
have worked on it, they took the two
centre halves out of the way.
2-wood best headers of the ball for
Zaventem, Hoedt and Stephens -- for
Southampton. That's what they would
have spoken about.
Southampton. That's what they would
have spoken about.
commiserations, the end of the
adventure, but your team did you
Without a shadow of a doubt,
I just said that to them in there.
You can't ask for any more from your
players, you want to come out of
these games filling you have done
yourselves proud and haven't left
much out there and in the first half
we were excellent and expected the
reaction from Southampton with their
quality of players and we have done
You must rue the missed
chances in the first half?
the hindsight to look back at them,
we haven't yet, we genuinely felt we
were playing well but didn't work
the goalkeeper enough possibly. We
are playing against top players and
eventually the quality came through,
and good luck to Southampton.
all over the pitch but your
goalkeeper was fantastic.
He has had
to be against these great teams,
he's worked hard every day to try
and get him better and you get your
rewards. As the manager, with the
penalty saved I'd like to see Hunt's
chance late on, half a chance, with
the FA Cup you feel there are key
moments in the game and the key
moments have gone to Southampton
today and we wish them well in the
You can focus on the
league now, Paul.
We've got no
STUDIO: Would you like to
play for in?
I would come I like
their style they play, he gives
attacking players freedom, he gets
his side well-organised throughout,
and they are great to watch. A
brilliant site to watch and that's
why I think the players enjoy
playing for him. His sense of humour
as well, you can tell the
personality brings across to the
Dimensioned Noel Hunt near
the end, he got close, from his
chance the ball went for a corner
and from their Southampton broke for
and from their Southampton broke for
I'm thinking, head it.
It's really difficult to call
because you are not in that position
and don't know how to take it. There
is a massive scramble here, Nathan
Redmond does great, absolutely
great, gets lucky with the ball
because he was trying to pick out
another team-mate on the far side of
the pitch and he's in, the first
touch is fantastic and he sets
Good header from Soares and
he did well to joining the attack,
prepare to run forward, bit of a
deflection, good fortune. Great
first header and then shows the
composure to take a touch and put it
beyond Walton for a fabulous finish.
Southampton struggled, getting into
Gabbiadini had a
great chance one-on-one and Mark
Hughes liked that one.
did, he punched the air and he is
with Damien. He's
did, he punched the air and he is
with Damien. He's been watching the
replay is with interest as well.
Mark, that felt significant on so
It was an important day
for us today. A difficult week for
the guys, even before I arrived at
the club. I've gone in and I have to
say, even before the match started I
said it, I've been impressed with
the quality in the club itself. They
have lost a bit of confidence of
late and that can happen. But I'm
really pleased with the amount of
talent that I've got to work with
with this group, and I think along
with that I think you saw yourself
today, given how hard we were tested
by Wigan, we are an absolute credit
to the manager -- Wigan are an
absolute credit. I congratulate them
in terms of how hard they pushed us.
That I have to say, we had to stand
up to that. People have questioned
this group, clearly, before I've
arrived, and maybe questioned my
appointment as well. I think it's
only a start but it's a statement of
intent and we have a lot of work to
do in the Premier League, clearly,
but we will enjoy this moment and it
is a Wembley semifinal, which is a
great experience for the fans to
look forward to.
Was that one of
your more animated half-time team
talk scores I thought we did OK up
to a point.
Without really creating
enough in the final third. I wanted
to play more in their half in the
second half and we started brightly
in that regard and played more in
their half will stop we were
resolute and went balls needed to be
defended and we needed to clear our
lines. Conditions were difficult for
both teams. I think we made the
right decisions at the right times
and at key moments in the games and
as a consequence it was an assured
Weldon, Mark. Thank you
to Mark Hughes for talking to us.
West against Chelsea coming up at
4:05pm with the team. Followed by
the semifinal draw. -- well done.
Let's look at the penalty save,
Let's look at the penalty save,
one-handed save, Gabbiadini
struggling for goals, four in 36
before today and he might be a
striker lacking confidence in front
of goal and he goes for power and he
did everything right in that respect
but sensational save, strong hand,
You can see by the way
he strikes the ball, it doesn't spin
all rotate, he struck it flush and
he goes for power in the corner and
to stop that going behind you and
push it out to a corner is just an
Ryan Bertrand said
in his interview there is a greater
intensity now. Should there be
intensity all the time, or does that
come just when you get a new voice
They should be but from
what we've seen under Pellegrino
there has been very much a
possession -based style of football,
and that's obviously sort of shifted
a bit with what Mark Hughes said and
the impact he has had in the few
days he has been in charge. Winning
today, with goals hard to come by,
that will give confidence going into
the next Premier League game against
So many times they were
passing forward getting the
attacking players forward and that
was the outstanding thing I noticed
in the second half, so often you
watched Southampton this season and
it has been a slow and lethargic
build-up but today there was more
pace and intensity passing forward.
What has been accepted at
Southampton over the past few games
will not be any more, not with Mark
Wigan have been great in
this FA Cup run.
incredible, amazing cup run for
them, they have knocked out some
great sides but the style of
football they have played, credit to
Thank you to Kevin, Fran
and Dion. Southampton are into the
FA Cup semifinals. Still to come on
BBC One, Leicester against Chelsea,
the build-up from 4:05pm.
the build-up from 4:05pm. But from
here, it's bye-bye. What is it about
Wigan and the FA Cup? Are
Southampton to be next on Wigan's
hit list? Deflected! Oh! Roberts!
Couldn't take it. Straight back to
Gabbiadini. Hojbjerg! He fires
Southampton into the lead! It's a
brilliant save. Southampton are
going to Wembley. Instant impact at