Manchester City fired manager Roberto Mancini two days after the team’s upset loss to Wigan in the F.A. Cup final, ending his tenure exactly 12 months after the club won its first English soccer championship in 44 years.
Arsenal’s 3-2 defeat at Wigan, after it surrendered a two-goal lead with 10 minutes to play, means the London team isn’t certain even to finish third in English soccer’s Premier League, coach Arsene Wenger said.
Arsenal drew 2-2 at 10-man Wigan, missing a chance to pull even on points with Manchester United and Manchester City atop England’s Premier League. Chelsea defeated Bolton 1-0 at home, and Liverpool lost 1-0 to last- place Wolverhampton.