Wigan Athletic captain Emmerson Boyce says he's fulfilled a boyhood dream in reaching the FA Cup final.

Wigan reached the FA Cup final for the first time in club history as goals in either half from Shaun Maloney and Callum McManaman saw them past the npower Championship opposition.

"It's amazing, a dream come true for the club and the fans," Boyce told ESPN. "People have said a lot about the fans but they were excellent today.

"I want to say thank you too to the chairman... there are too many people to say thank you to. I can't wait for the final now. The chairman has been a long time waiting for this too.

"The manager has been excellent. The whole team has been excellent."