Soccer-Wigan fly flag for second tier in curtain-raiser (Reuters)

LONDON, Aug 8 (Reuters) – The Community Shield between Manchester United and Wigan Athletic on Sunday will feature a rare appearance by a second-tier team in the traditional curtain-raiser to the English season. Wigan qualified for the match at Wembley with their shock 1-0 win over Manchester City in May’s FA Cup final, just days before they were relegated to the Championship after eight seasons in the top flight. While an immediate return to the Premier League is the club’s main priority, they are taking seriously the opportunity to claim another trophy. …

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