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Wigan to carry out inquiry after pitch invasion

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Wigan are to carry out a full investigation into the crowd disturbances which marred the club's dramatic FA Cup victory over Manchester City on Monday.

City striker Sergio Aguero became involved in a physical exchange with a Wigan supporter as thousands of fans spilled onto the field following the final whistle at the DW Stadium.

A number of fans also headed towards the end where City supporters were sat to continue their celebrations, sparking further disorder.

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“Whilst we appreciate that the vast majority of supporters who ran on to the pitch did so spontaneously to celebrate a famous victory, we were disappointed with the action of a minority of supporters who acted in an inappropriate manner.

"Player and staff safety is of paramount importance and we will conduct a full investigation.

“However, it is important to not let the actions of a few supporters detract from an incredible night at the DW Stadium. "A special atmosphere was created by both sets of supporters and the match was yet another memorable day in the history of Wigan Athletic.”

– Chief Executive Jonathan Jackson

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Willy Callabero will start in goal once again for City when they take on Norwich in their FA Cup third round tie at Carrow Road on Saturday.

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