COMMENT - Worthiest of winners and pride of the town

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WHAT a stupendously proud day for Wigan.

With the world watching, Roberto Martinez’s Latics played to their very best when it mattered most.

It was more than just having nothing to lose as underdogs.

They also had the emotional upper hand with the groundswell of neutral support, pay-back time for Dave Whelan’s own cup final disaster 53 years ago, our own Joseph’s Goal campaign and the magnificent civic and public support the team received in the run-up to Wembley.

Make no mistake, Manchester City may have seen the FA Cup as something of a consolation prize in a season of unfulfilled expectations, but they were trying their darndest to win that trophy on Saturday evening but were out-thought and out-classed by a superior side on the day.

Their time will undoubtedly come again but for Wigan, with a trophy-lite footballing history behind it and uncertainty ahead, this is a moment that the town deserves to savour forever.