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Played
February 17, 2013 10:55 AM EST
The John Smith's Stadium — Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Referee:‬ M. Oliver‎
Attendance:‬ 12117‎
 
62′ Lee Novak
 
Arouna Kone 40′
 
 
Arouna Kone 89′

Huddersfield 1-4 Wigan: Kone double sends Martinez's men into FA Cup quarterfinals

There was no upset in West Yorkshire as the Latics cruised to a comortable victory at the John Smith's Stadium to seal their place in the final eight.

By Sumitpal Rehal

FA Cup - Huddersfield Town v Wigan Athletic ,Arouna Kone & Callum McManaman
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Wigan showed its Premier League quality to secure a 4-1 victory over Huddersfield the John Smith's Stadium and advance to the quarterfinals of the FA Cup, matching the club's best-ever showing in the competition.

Callum McManaman opened the scoring for the visitors and was joined by a double from Arouna Kone and a strike from James McArthur to take the Latics through to the next stage.

After McManaman tallied to get Wigan on the board, the visitors doubled their lead before the halftime whistle with a close-range finish from Kone. The Ivorian tapped in the ball after Huddersfield goalkeeper Alex Smithies parried away Roger Espinoza's shot, allowing for an easy halftime talk for manager Roberto Martínez.

McArthur continued his impressive display by scoring Wigan's third goal. The midfielder attained the ball on the edge of the penalty box and thumped home into the corner of the host's net as Smithies looked on in despair.

The home side had looked to have a lifeline when substitute Lee Novak finished from close range to cut the lead to 3-1, but a mistake by Anthony Gerrard presented the ball to Kone in a favorable position, and the striker made no mistake, firing past Smithies from just inside the penalty area to seal Wigan's victory.


Huddersfield Town

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Alex Smithies
Goalkeeper
2.50
15
Anthony Gerrard
Defender
2.50
-
Calum Woods
Defender
2.50
-
Jack Hunt
Defender
2.00
5
Peter Clarke
Midfielder
2.50
4
Adam Clayton
Midfielder
2.50
-
Chris Atkinson
Midfielder
46′
2.50
17
Neil Danns
Midfielder
3.00
-
Scott Arfield
Midfielder
2.50
19
Alan Lee
Striker
46′
2.50
-
Sean Scannell
Striker
64′
3.00

Wigan Athletic

3.00
1
Joel
Goalkeeper
3.00
3
3.00
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Ronnie Stam
Defender
3.00
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3.50
20
Fraser Fyvie
Midfielder
4.00
16
James McArthur
Midfielder
56′ 90′
2.50
14
Jordi Gómez
Midfielder
74′
3.00
33
3.00
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R. Espinoza
Midfielder
57′
3.00
9
3.50
15

Substitutes

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Ian Bennett
Goalkeeper
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33
Joel Lynch
Defender
 - 
23
Paul Dixon
Defender
 - 
37
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Oliver Norwood
Midfielder
64′
3.00
8
3.00
-
Lee Novak
Striker
46′ 62′
3.00

Substitutes

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26
Ali Al Habsi
Goalkeeper
 - 
17
3.00
22
3.00
16
James McCarthy
Midfielder
90′
 - 
-
 - 
9
3.00
10
Shaun Maloney
Midfielder
57′

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