Man City release statement after fans heard booing during Hillsborough silence 3 months ago

Man City release statement after fans heard booing during Hillsborough silence

Some fans were heard booing

Manchester City have issued a statement apologising to Liverpool after some fans were heard booing during the minute's silence to remember the 97 victims of the Hilssborough disaster ahead of their FA Cup semi-final clash on Saturday.

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At half-time, a City spokesperson told the BBC:

"Manchester City are extremely disappointed with the actions of some City supporters during the minute’s silence before today’s game. The club sincerely apologises to all those connected with Liverpool Football Club."

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Referee Michael Oliver drew what was meant to be a minute's applause to an end prematurely after the audible booing, which spoiled an emotional moment for everyone connected to Liverpool.

Liverpool raced into a two goal lead early on through Ibrahima Konaté and Sadio Mané, thanks to a Zack Steffen mistake. The Reds added a third with a beautiful team move finished by Mané again just before half time.

City came out firing in the second half, reducing the deficit to two goals just 70 seconds into the second period through Jack Grealish.

Bernardo Silva grabbed City's second, late on, but Liverpool held on to win 3-2.

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