CALLUM McMANAMAN described Wigan’s 3-0 win over Everton in the FA Cup quarter-finals as “a dream come true” after scoring against his boyhood club at Goodison Park.
The Latics reached the last four for the first time in their history as they stunned the Toffees with three goals in four first-half minutes.
Maynor Figueroa headed home the opener on the half-hour before McManaman seized on an error by Phil Neville to double their advantage. Jordi Gomez completed the scoring by slotting a lovely finish beyond Jan Mucha.
McManaman, who came through Everton’s youth system, said: “It is a dream come true, I am made up to get through, I am just over the moon. I can’t really remember my goal I am just made up it went in, it is unbelievable and it will be a dream to play at Wembley.”
Team-mate Gomez added: “It was brilliant, it was difficult coming to this stadium but we got a brilliant result and everyone is very happy and we can enjoy this and go to Wembley.”
Everton turned in their worst performance of the season and the hosts were roundly booed at half-time and full-time, while some supporters even left the ground after Wigan’s third goal. Manager Davie Moyes said: “Wigan played well and, on the day, we didn’t play well. We’ve not had many of those days this season, probably not had many of those days since January last year. We just didn’t perform.”
Hat-trick hero Carlos Tevez put aside his off-field problems to send Manchester City into the semi-finals.
He could face up to six months in prison after being arrested on suspicion of driving while disqualified but he showed no sign of anxiety at the Etihad Stadium as he scored three and also claimed two assists as City beat Barnsley 5-0. Aleksandar Kolarov and David Silva got the other goals.