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Huddersfield Town 1-4 Wigan Athletic

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Wigan have reached the FA Cup quarter-finals for the second time in the club's history following a comfortable 4-1 win at Huddersfield.

Newly appointed boss Mark Robins took charge of the Terriers for the first time but his managerial debut at the John Smith's Stadium ended in disappointment against the Premier League's bottom club.
Player of the match Callum McManaman put Wigan ahead after 31 minutes when he latched onto James McArthur's through ball and beat goalkeeper Alex Smithies with a deflected shot from close range.
Arouna Kone, on his return from international duty at the African Cup of Nations, doubled the lead before the break when he tucked the ball in on the goal line despite appeals for offside from the home camp.
McArthur seemed put the game beyond doubt ten minutes into the second-half when he played a neat one-two with Jordi Gomez and fired a powerful shot into the top corner before Lee Novak gave Huddersfield a glimmer of hope with a header from Callum Woods' cross.
The goal added new life to the Championship side but they failed to find another breakthrough and any hopes of a revival were written off late on when Kone capitalised on a defensive error from Anthony Gerrard and drove a shot into the roof of the net.
Wigan will play either Oldham Athletic or Everton away in the sixth round of the FA Cup, the first time they have reached this stage of the competition in 26 years.

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