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Hillsborough tribute before Liverpool-City match

Liverpool soccer fans held up a mosaic spelling out “96 25 years” during a minute’s silence to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Stadium disaster. The tribute Sunday came before Liverpool’s English Premier League match against visiting Manchester City. In 1989, 96 Liverpool fans were killed after a crush in an overcrowded standing-only section during an FA Cup semifinal against Nottingham Forest at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough Stadium. Sunday’s Liverpool-Man City match started seven minutes later than scheduled, reflecting when play was called off at Hillsborough. Philippe Coutinho scored in the 78th minute to help Liverpool beat Manchester City 3-2 and become the favorite to win the Premier league. Liverpool, which hasn’t won the EPL since 1990, is seven points ahead of third-placed City, which has two games in hand. – AP

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