Argentine striker Franco Di Santo was part of the Wigan Athletic squad that made history by reaching the 2013 FA Cup final. Wigan Athletic saw off teams such as Bournemouth, Macclesfield Town, Huddersfield Town, Everton and Millwallbefore reaching the final under the guidance of Spanish tactician Roberto Martinez.

Final opponents Manchester City reached the final by beating clubs like Watford, Stoke City, Leeds United, Barnsley and Premier League rivals Chelsea. Manchester City went into the 2013 FA Cup final as overwhelming favourites, but Franco Di Santo and Wigan Athletic had other ideas.

Franco Di Santo was an unused substitute during the 2013 FA Cup final which ended in a shocking 1-0 win for Wigan Athletic. Ben Watson came off the bench to score the only goal of the game in the first minute of added time. Watson was on the pitch for just nine minutes having replaced Jordi Gomez in the 81st minute.
Roberto Martinez in the Wigan Athletic dugout went for a front three of CallumMcManaman, Shaun Maloney and ArounaKone. Ivorian footballer Kone started as the lone striker ahead of Di Santo and he was largely effective as Wigan Athletic claimed the biggest result in their history. McManaman was a thorn in the flesh of the Manchester City defenders and he was rightly named the best player on the pitch at the end of the game.
Manchester City sacked manager Roberto Martinez in the summer of 2013 and the 2013 FA Cup final was his last game in charge of the team. The Italian had masterminded the first Premier League title win for the club during the previous season thanks to the last kick of the season from Sergio Aguero. The Argentine striker scored with virtually the last kick of the game to give his team a 3-2 home win over London team Queens Park Rangers (QPR) and the Premier League title in the process ahead of city rivals Manchester United.