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Both teams, fans and officials stand for a minute silence in memory of those who died during the Hillsborough disaster prior to The Emirates FA Cup Semi-Final match between Manchester City and Liverpool. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Both teams, fans and officials stand for a minute silence in memory of those who died during the Hillsborough disaster prior to The Emirates FA Cup Semi-Final match between Manchester City and Liverpool. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Both teams, fans and officials stand for a minute silence in memory of those who died during the Hillsborough disaster prior to The Emirates FA Cup Semi-Final match between Manchester City and Liverpool. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Manchester City were quick to issue a public apology after a minority of their supporters sang through the minute's silence in honour of those lost their lives at the Hillsborough disaster in 1989.

Both sides came together to mark the anniversary of the tragedy that ended with the death of 97 Liverpool fans, which is still the biggest single disaster ever to occur in a British sports stadium.

Yet some crude City fans chose the moment to chant and sing through the silence, with Liverpool fans booing at the end of the incident.

City were quick to react to the incident as they released this statement: "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."

The incident preceded a first half that saw Liverpool score three unanswered goals, with Jurgen Klopp's side doing their talking on the pitch after the unsavoury incident prior to kick-off.

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