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Ramsey has not featured since the December 26th victory over West Ham after suffering a thigh strain

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Until the FA Cup final Ben Watson's claim to fame was as a curiosity. Roberto Martinez once brought him off the bench late in a game purely to take a penalty kick. It was his first touch, and he scored.

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Final is particularly poignant for the man who has overseen club’s transformation from a Third Division ‘dump’ to FA Cup finalists

The first and last FA Cup Final appearance for Manchester City's departing goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon

In time it will be a quiz question: Which Manchester City player started an FA Cup final despite never having played a league game for the club?

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City midfielder and Wigan's top scorer have been close friends since playing for the Ivory Coast Under-19 side

Roberto Mancini: 'At Inter, I won seven trophies in four years and they still sacked me'

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Manager knows second place in the league and a Cup win will guarantee nothing

The road to Wembley - how Manchester City and Wigan Athletic got to the FA Cup final

We chart the two team's routes to the final

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Midfielder insists he is happy despite talk of a move

Roberto Martinez, the Wigan manager, said that the draw did not feel “like a defeat”, despite the increasing need for his side to start winning to try and avoid relegation (Getty Images)

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The former Swansea manager has been linked with a move to Goodison Park should David Moyes leave

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