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As Liverpool face Manchester City on Sunday football remembers Hillsborough

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Football grounds in England fell silent in tribute to the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. Liverpool will play Manchester City on Sunday and will mark the event with tributes before and during the game. This will include a service involving victims' relatives, club officials, players and staff will also be held at Anfield on the anniversary

On Saturday though, matches in leagues across England kicked off seven minutes late to remember the 96 fans who died on 15 April 1989. That was the time the ill-fated FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest was stopped.

This weekend's matches, including both FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley, will all hold a minute's silence.

The delayed starts apply to the top eight divisions in England, the FA Cup and the Welsh Premier League.

Scarves from every club in the top four divisions will create a number 96 at Anfield as a "sign of unity" while fans will also hold up a mosaic tribute.

For their Championship match against Blackburn, Wednesday replaced 96 blue seats with white seats bearing red roses at the end of the stadium where the fans died.

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