CARDIFF, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 26: The Wigan Athletic players show their dejection during the Carling Cup Final match between Manchester United and Wigan Athletic at the Millennium Stadium on February 26, 2006 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Phil Cole/Getty Images)

Wigan Athletic reach 2006 League Cup Final: Where are Paul Jewell's team now?

We take a look back at the team that started the 2006 League Cup Final.

Tuesday, 21st September 2021, 10:08 am

In 2006, Wigan Athletic reached the League Cup Final, facing Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United.

The Latics had beat Bournemouth, Watford and Newcastle United in the early rounds, before brushing past Bolton Wanderers and beating Premier League giants Arsenal over two legs in the semi-finals.

Paul Jewell’s side had taken a 1-0 home win from the first leg to the Emirates, and whilst the Gunners beat them 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium, the Latics progressed to the final at Wembley Stadium on away goals.

Despite the excitement and disbelief from both the fans and the club as they took to the biggest stage in English football, Wigan weren’t able to perform on the day and were beaten 4-0 by the Red Devils.

Wayne Rooney (2), Louis Saha and Cristiano Ronaldo were the goalscorers that left Wigan returning home empty handed.

Leam Richardson’s squad are set to take on Sunderland in the Carabao Cup third round tonight after losing to the Black Cats on the opening day of the season.

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