Everton suffered their second defeat on the bounce at the hands of title-chasing City thanks to goals from Aymeric Laporte and Gabriel Jesus.
The Toffees’ latest setback has severely dented their hopes of qualifying for the next season’s Europa League.
Defeat to City was by no means an embarrassment, but the club’s tweet confirming their latest loss certainly was.
On the stroke of full-time, Everton’s official Twitter account tweeted out a graphic with the scoreline.
However, the aforementioned graphic featured a picture of two of their players celebrating.
The players snapped in the embarrassing gaffe were Gylfi Sigurdsson and Oumar Niasse, who were celebrating the Iceland international’s goal against Crystal Palace last February.
It was joked by some Twitter users that Everton were happy to see Liverpool knocked off top spot.
The tweet was quickly deleted and replaced with one of Tom Davies speeding away from Bernardo Silva.
The gaffe didn’t go unnoticed, though, with one Toffee fan tweeting: “Surprised you deleted this, should be celebrating only losing 2 goal difference.”
Somewhat surprisingly, most of the tweets replying to the final score didn’t acknowledge the schoolboy error, they lambasted the already under-fire Silva.
“Nice one Silva,” one irate fan tweeted. “Your management style lost us that. Like it has lost us many games this season.
“I really don’t think I can be bothered going the match again knowing that every opposition set piece is going to result in a goal. You’re a joke.”
Another furious fan slammed club chiefs for their decisions over the last few years.
“Two seasons still no striker why?” the angry supporter wrote. Who actually went after Silva and why? No point having a long term plan when we can’t score or defend!
“Club has no direction no leadership no standards no passion! You owe the supporters so much more be ashamed very ashamed.”
Silva and his troops will be looking to get back to winning ways on Saturday afternoon when they travel to Vicarage Road to take on Watford.