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Wigan On Verge Of Relegation After Losing To Swansea

Wigan shirt banner, Wigan Athletic vs Hull City, 3 May 2010Wigan’s Premier League status for next year is in serious doubt after two calamitous defensive errors sent them to defeat against Swansea City.

Wigan twice lead in the match through Roger Espinoza and James McCarthy, but three second half goals from Angel Rangel, Itay Shechter and Dwight Tiendalli gave Swansea the victory and left Wigan three points from safety with two matches left.

One Wigan player who will have nightmares tonight is James McArthur who missed a sitter that would have made it 3-1 and perhaps taken the fight out of a Swansea side with little left to play forIf Wigan do go down, one player

Instead Wigan manager Roberto Martinez will have to pick his players up for Saturday’s FA Cup final against Manchester City.

One consolation for Wigan fans is that because City will be playing in the Champions League next season, they will get a spot in the Europa League regardless of the result on Saturday at Wembley.

Manchester City warmed up for the Cup Final by beating West Brom for the third time this season 1-0 thanks to an Edin Dzeko goal.

he Bosnian international, whose double at The Hawthorns in October included a last-gasp winner, guided home a volley after 35 minutes of a Premier League clash lacking in intensity but not incident. Both sides spurned numerous chances with City hitting the woodwork twice through Carlos Tevez and James Milner in the first half and Marcus Rosenborg doing likewise for West Brom after the break.