Half-Time Report: Wigan Athletic in command at Huddersfield Town

Half-Time Report: Wigan in command at Huddersfield
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Callum McManaman scores one goal and assists another as Wigan Athletic go into the break against Huddersfield Town with a 2-0 lead.

Wigan Athletic are in control of their fifth-round FA Cup away tie at Huddersfield Town thanks to two goals during the opening 45 minutes at the John Smith's Stadium.

The Premier League visitors were the dominant side from the first whistle, but it took them until the 31st minute to break the deadlock.

Winger Callum McManaman dribbled the ball into the Huddersfield area and despite a narrow angle, he managed to lift the ball over Alex Smithies and into the roof of the net.

He then turned provider as Wigan extended their lead five minutes before the interval. His cross caused uncertainty in the Huddersfield defence and Arouna Kone was on hand to bundle the ball over the line.

Should Wigan hold out in the second half, they will become only the second top-flight team along with Manchester City to secure their spot in the quarter-finals of the competition.

Coventry City manager Mark Robins during the match against Portsmouth on November 24, 2012
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