Wigan frustrated after week of controversy
Wigan frustrated after week of controversy

A controversial week for Wigan ended on a frustrating note as new manager Malky Mackay and embattled chairman Dave Whelan saw their Championship side squander the lead in a 1-1 draw against Middlesbrough on Saturday.

Dave Whelan will quit Wigan if FA take action over `racism` row
Dave Whelan will quit Wigan if FA take action over `racism` row

 Wigan chairman Dave Whelan will quit the Championship club if the Football Association punish him for the controversial comments which saw him labelled "a racist" by Cardiff owner Vincent Tan.

Vincent Tan brands Wigan duo `racist`
Vincent Tan brands Wigan duo `racist`

Cardiff owner Vincent Tan said Wigan are run by a "racist chairman" who had hired a "racist manager" as fallout from the appointment of Malky Mackay as team boss intensified Friday.

Ben Flower gets six-month ban for Grand Final attack
Ben Flower gets six-month ban for Grand Final attack

Wigan`s Ben Flower has been banned for six months over his shocking Super League Grand Final attack on St Helens` Lance Hohaia, the Rugby Football League (RFL) announced on Tuesday.

Sunderland sign Gomez from Wigan

Sunderland signed Spanish midfielder Jordi Gomez from Wigan on a free transfer on Thursday.

Austin double fires QPR into play-off final

QPR staged a stirring fightback to reach the Championship play-off final as Charlie Austin`s double clinched a 2-1 win over Wigan in the play-off semi-finals on Monday.

Stalemate leaves Wigan and QPR with all to play for

Wigan were left frustrated as QPR ground out a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their Championship play-off semi-final at the DW Stadium on Friday.

Burnley promoted to the Premier League

Burnley ended their four-year wait to return to the Premier League in emphatic fashion as their 2-0 win over Wigan clinched promotion on Monday.

Giants defeat Salford, Wigan end St Helens` run

Francis Meli scored a hat-trick for Salford but the former Auckland Warrior couldn`t prevent the Red Devils falling to a 42-22 home defeat to Huddersfield Giants on Friday.

Mertesacker salutes gritty Gunners

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker hailed his side`s character as the Gunners survived a stern examination from holders Wigan to book their place in the FA Cup final.

Seventh successive win lifts Everton into top four

Everton won 1-0 at bottom club Sunderland to leapfrog Arsenal into fourth place in the Premier League on Saturday and the battle at the other end of the table intensified with wins for three clubs in danger of relegation.

Podolski promises Gunners up for the Cup

Lukas Podolski is confident Arsenal can put their stuttering league form behind them when they face holders Wigan in the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley on Saturday.

Martinez warns Everton to be wary of Black Cats

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has warned his players not to underestimate struggling Sunderland when the Toffees look to maintain their push for a top-four finish at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.

With league hopes extinguished, Arsenal to seek FA Cup redemption

After the 0-6 humbling at Stamford Bridge, a soul-searching Arsenal were subjected to more humiliation at home against a struggling Swansea side. And sadly, it`s end of the road for Arsenal.

Monaghan aims for Wigan revenge

Joel Monaghan has lost back-to-back Super League Grand Finals and, as he seeks to make it third time lucky, next up is the side that stood in the way last year.

Samir Nasri backs Manchester City to recover from Champions League exit

Samir Nasri insists Manchester City will get their season back on track at Hull on Saturday after crashing out of the FA Cup and the Champions League in the space of four days.

Ozil`s vanishing act a real worry for Arsenal

When Arsenal paid a club record 42 million pounds for Mesut Ozil last August it was with nights like Tuesday in Munich in mind.

Barcelona beat Man City, reach Champions League quarter-finals

Leo Messi`s 66th goal ensured that FC Barcelona would be in the quarter-finals of the Champions League as they defeated Manchester City 2-1 to assure a 4-1 aggregate win.

Pellegrini key to City`s FA Cup revenge mission

Sergio Aguero hailed Manuel Pellegrini as the perfect manager to lead Manchester City`s trophy charge as his side set their sights on FA Cup revenge against Wigan.

Sunderland plot City ambush in League Cup final

Ten months on from their shock FA Cup final defeat by Wigan Athletic, Manchester City find themselves again cast as potential Goliaths ahead of Sunday`s League Cup decider against Sunderland.