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The goalkeeper is handed his first outing in the competition this term as Roberto Mancini makes eight changes to his starting line-up, while Antonio Alcaraz returns for the Latics

Joe Hart has been picked to start for Manchester City in the FA Cup final against Wigan, demoting second-choice goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon to the bench after featuring in every minute of his side's route to Wembley.

Elsewhere, Roberto Mancini makes eight changes from the side who narrowly beat West Brom 1-0 in midweek, with the likes of Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany, Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero all coming in.

Wigan make two changes from the side who lost 3-2 to Swansea City as Antolin Alcaraz recovers from injury to join Jordi Gomez in the starting line-up, with Gary Caldwell and Paul Scharner making way.

Manchester City starting XI: Hart; Zabaleta, Kompany; Nastasic, Clichy; Yaya Toure, Barry; Silva, Tevez, Nasri; Aguero
Subs: Pantilimon, Garcia, Rodwell, Milner, Dzeko, Kolarov, Lescott

Wigan starting XI: Joel; Boyce, Scharner, Alcaraz, Espinoza; McCarthy, Gomez, McArthur; McManaman, Kone, Maloney
Subs: Al Habsi, Caldwell, Watson, Di Santo, Henriquez, Fyvie, Golobart

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