With City failing to cut it on the pitch, Manuel Pellegrini's apparent decision to grab whatever he could from the club store to keep him warm also attracted scorn.
And his hoodie was also blamed for City's awful result...
Imagine your granddad going out in a hoodie like Pellegrini.
— #FreeShane (@Blame_Suarez) March 9, 2014
— Alan Bedford (@Comrade58) March 9, 2014
City lost because Pellegrini was wearing a hoodie. — Olie RG (@olie_rg) March 9, 2014
— StanJames.com (@stanjames) March 9, 2014
Pellegrini looks like like a drugged up drunk homeless man wearing a nylon Matalan hoodie who spends his time shouting at pigeons. — NorthBankBen (@NorthBankBen) March 9, 2014
And one fan put out a special request for the luckless Manchester City manager.
Quad gone missing, please contact Manuel Pellegrini if found. pic.twitter.com/sDdRuPvw9M
— Kevin Ashford™ (@KevinAshford7) March 9, 2014
City's usual fall-guy was at it again as Martin Demichelis - the one-man gaffe machine - gave away the penalty for Wigan's opening goal at the Etihad Stadium. Unsurprisingly, the knives were out for the Argentina defender, who appears to have developed a reputation for being rather slow...
Does anyone rate Demichelis apart from his mum and Manuel Pellegrini?
— The Sun - Football (@TheSunFootball) March 9, 2014
Does Demichelis qualify for the English cricket team? — Simon Valder (@SimonV76) March 9, 2014
Still Faster than Demichelis pic.twitter.com/c58oEiiKGX
— Ben (@DanceSturridge) March 9, 2014
Wigan's shock victory even surprised members of the Piers Morgan household, still mourning their patriarch's departure from CNN.
! > RT @spencermorgan93 There is more chance of me moving to Wigan than Wigan winning today
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 9, 2014
At Eurosport, we aren't above admitting when we get it wrong, and so it was that one of our Twitter followers alerted us to the fact that our Match in a Tweet for Arsenal's win over Everton was probably rather hasty. Still, at least we correctly predicted Arsenal would be drawn against the winner of the Wigan v Manchester City game, right?
Talking of Arsenal predictions, this punter is probably right to expect some kind of calamity if they do get to the final.
Arsenal vs Hull. FA cup final. Wembley. Koscielny 90th minute OG to seal it for Hull. Absolute cert
— alex (@ascottow) March 9, 2014
But at least we can expect some "endless banter on the TL" if they don't get through their semi-final.
If Wigan beat Arsenal, endless banter on the TL — King TinTin IV (@DaRealTinTin) March 9, 2014
And finally, now they aren't busy taking bets on whether a man will be convicted of the brutal murder of his girlfriend, Paddy Power brought us this admittedly rather funny reminder of what we have in store ahead of Wigan's next trip to Wembley...
Well done Wigan... pic.twitter.com/3KdjdNsB5a
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) March 9, 2014
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