Dave Whelan banned for six weeks by FA

Wigan chairman Dave Whelan has been banned from football-related activities for six weeks over comments he made about Jewish and Chinese people. The 78-year-old accepted an aggravated misconduct charge and he has also been fined £50,000, warned about his future conduct and ordered to undertake a mandatory education programme. Whelan now has

Bolton sign striker Emile Heskey

Bolton have completed the signing of former England striker Emile Heskey on a short-term contract. He could feature in Wanderers' Sky Bet Championship game at home to Blackburn on Boxing Day, if the club are given international clearance. Heskey returned to action with Bolton's Under-21 side in a 3-1 defeat against Reading

Wigan face City in quarters

There will be a repeat of last season's FA Cup final after holders Wigan were drawn against Manchester City in the quarter-finals. Ben Watson's late goal gave Wigan a historic triumph at Wembley in May, and Manuel Pellegrini's City side will be hoping to avenge this defeat when the two clubs

Man City 5-0 Wigan Athletic: Match Report

As an exercise in retribution for their FA Cup final humbling at the hands of the same opponents earlier this year, Manchester CityÔÇÖs emphatic victory over Wigan may have fallen short in the impact department, but this was still an impressive display from Manuel PellegriniÔÇÖs side. Two goals from Stevan Jovetic

Zulte Waregem 0-0 Wigan Athletic: Match Report

Wigan's first ever European campaign got off to a solid start with a 0-0 Europa League draw at Zulte-Waregem on Thursday. The hosts dominated large spells of the game but were unable to break the deadlock in the Group D encounter at the Jan Breydelstadion. Wigan manager Owen Coyle made seven changes to the

Liverpool bags Moses on loan

Liverpool have signed Nigerian hot shot, Victor Moses on a season long loan The 22year old whose parent club is Chelsea feels he wouldn't be needed in the squad and a loan would suit both parties better. The former Wigan player will join fellow Liverpool signing central defenders Mamadou Sakho and

Everton to make 3rd bid for James McCarthy

Roberto Martinez is set to make a third bid for Wigan Athletic midfielder James McCarthy as he prepares for the likely sale of Marouane Fellaini to Manchester United. Martinez, the Everton manager, has seen two offers rejected by his former club for the Republic of Ireland international over the last 48

Rooney Unavailale for Community Shield

England striker Wayne Rooney has been left out of Manchester United's Community Shield squad because of a shoulder injury. Rooney who has trained with United's reserves this week has not been deemed fit to face Wigan at Wembley. Robin van Persie, Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra are, however, all

Everton sign Arouna Kone

Everton will announce on Monday the signing of Ivorian striker Arouna Kon├® on a ┬ú5m three-year deal, as new manager Roberto Martinez steps up his attempts to build on foundations left behind by David Moyes. With the club still determined that they will not allow Leighton Baines to depart for Manchester

Callum McManaman: Wigan winger out of England Under-21s

Wigan winger Callum McManaman has been ruled out of England's European Under-21 Championship campaign with an ankle injury. McManaman, 22, helped the Latics win the FA Cup last Saturday before suffering Premier League relegation with Roberto Martinez's team. He received his first Under-21 call-up on Tuesday, but misses the tournament after a

Walcott reveals fear behind late Arsenal push

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott says the potential of missing out on the UEFA Champions League has spurred his side on this season. Walcott scored in Tuesday's 4-1 Premier League win over Wigan, a result that saw Arsene Wenger's side climb above rivals Tottenham and into fourth on the table with just

Wigan relegated from Premier League

FA Cup winners Wigan have been relegated from the Premier League after a 4-1 defeat to Arsenal on Tuesday. Roberto Martinez's side were brought swiftly back down to earth by goals from Lukas Podolski, Theo Walcott and Aaron Ramsey after the elation of beating Manchester City in Saturday's Wembley showpiece. The Lancashire

Martinez plans another great escape

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has said his side have "no margin for error" as they face their latest last-ditch battle to avoid relegation from the Premier League. Anything other than a victory for the FA Cup winners at Arsenal on Tuesday would effectively condemn Wigan to Championship football next season as