FA Cup final: Man for man marking

Manchester City

Joe Hart 7/10

Unexpected selection, perhaps as Costel Pantilimon said this would be his last City game, so why should Mancini pick him? Stood up well to both McManaman breaks.

Pablo Zabaleta 5/10

Might have conceded a penalty with rash tackle on Espinoza after 30 minutes. Not able to supplement attack as much as usual. Sent off.

Gael Clichy 5/10

The French full-back was given a torrid time by McManaman's tricks and pace, meaning his attacking influence was reduced too.

Vincent Kompany 6/10

Wigan tended to attack down the flanks leaving City's skipper marking space for much of the game.

Matija Nastasic 6/10

Looked composed. However, could have paid dearly when he let McManaman slip away from him after 35 minutes.

Yaya Toure 5/10

Strangely subdued in the first half which meant Wigan were allowed too much time on the ball.

Gareth Barry 5/10

One of three English-qualified starters but did little of note. Booked.

Samir Nasri 6/10

Lively in patches setting up chance for Tevez and testing Robles, so unlucky to pay the price for City's lethargy being subbed before the hour.

David Silva 5/10

Flashed a header wide but quiet by his standards. Set-pieces poor.

Sergio Aguero 6/10

Took up good positions, but lacked service. Made bright run to create a Tevez chance.

carlos tevez 5/10

Denied by good 28th-minte save from Robles, but should have scored. Otherwise made little impact and withdrawn.

Substitutes James Milner for Nasri, 54 minutes; Jack Rodwell for Tevez, 69 minutes.

Wigan Athletic

Joel Robles 8/10

Excellent first-half saves from Toure, Tevez and Nasri fully justifying his inclusion ahead of Al Habsi. Less impressive dealing with crosses.

Emmerson Boyce 7/10

Barbadian international from Aylesbury who was effective on right of Wigan's back three. Made crucial block when Aguero got free.

Paul Scharner 7/10

Austrian was beaten too easily by Tevez once but otherwise solid and composed in defence ad a threat in the air going forward.

Antolin Alcaraz 8/10

Passed late fitness test for which Martinez will be grateful as he marshalled Wigan's usually porous defence with intelligence.

Roger Espinoza 8/10

Eye-catching display and not just because of his flowing locks. Could have had a penalty when tripped by Zabaleta.

James McArthur 7/10

Given an unfamiliar wing-back role he was assiduous in blocking City's attacks while also supporting McManaman.

Jordi Gomez 7/10

Tidy but unable to make the spectacular impact he did in the quarter-final at Goodison Park.

Shaun Maloney 6/10

Hit the bar with a 75th-minute free-kick but Hart unworried. The Scot was not as influential as he usually has been this season.

James McCarthy 8/10

Composed on the ball, used possession well, he showed why so many clubs are tracking his progress.

Callum McManaman 9/10

Highly impressive performance form the youngster giving Clichy a nightmare and prompting Zabaleta dismissal. Only flaw was inability to take chances.

Arouna Kone 7/10

Lively and always a concern to City's defence. Positional discipline excellent but not always took the right decision in possession.

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