Belief pays off for mighty Wigan

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WIGAN believed and Wigan Athletic delivered - winning the FA Cup Final for the first time in the club’s amazing history.

They beat one of the world’s richest clubs - Manchester City - in a pulsating FA Cup final at Wembley - the stuff that dreams are made of.

Wigan Athletic winning goalscorer Ben Watson celebrates with the FA Cup

Wigan Athletic winning goalscorer Ben Watson celebrates with the FA Cup

The town and the club’s Believe campaign saw ‘little’ Wigan past the finishing post sparking magnificent scenes in front of a worldwide audience.

Who could have written the script?

And how they deserved it.

The boys in black dominated the game and could have won by three or four on another day. Were City that poor? No - Wigan were that good.

Fans danced on their seats as the ref blew the game to a close - sub Ben Watson’s header in the 90th minute clinching an amazing victory and capping off a magnificent FA Cup campaign.

The result proved beyond doubt that Wigan Athletic belong in the Premier League with the game’s elite and the mood will be one of supreme confidence as the Latics head to the Emirates on Tuesday in another essential battle with Arsenal.

They certainly made little mascot Joseph Kendrick’s day. The toddler, who suffers from a rare genetic disorder, made his mum and dad proud as he took to the field with the players at the start of a magical day.

Believe - you bet we do!

Watch our amazing video of the moment the ref blew his whistle to signify history in the making ...