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Former Crystal Palace star Ben Watson wins the FA Cup for Wigan

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FORMER Crystal Palace star Ben Watson is the toast of Wigan, after scoring the goal which earned the Premier League strugglers their first FA Cup Final win. The ex-Eagles midfielder headed in the only goal of the game in the last minute, as Wigan beat Manchester City 1-0 at Wembley. The 27-year-old had only been on the pitch for a short period, having come an as a substitute in the 81st minute. Midfielder Watson began his career at Palace, making 169 appearances during six years at Selhurst Park. He was part of the Eagles' play-off winning side of 2004, then playing a key role as Palace fought an ultimately unsuccessful battle to stay in the Premier League under Ian Dowie. Watson, who has just returned from a spell on the sidelines with a broken leg, joined Wigan four years ago. His spell at the club has been punctuated by various injuries, plus loan spells at QPR and West Brom. Wigan's victory against last year's champions has been hailed as one of the biggest FA Cup Final shocks ever. Roberto Martinez's side lie 18th in the Premier League with just two games left, meaning the cup winners could well by playing Championship football next season.

Former Crystal Palace star Ben Watson wins the FA Cup for Wigan


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