Newcastle's clash with Tottenham paused due to medical emergency in crowd


10/17/2021 7:32:00 PM


Newcastle have since confirmed the fan in question has been stabilised.

There were worrying scenes at St James’ Park as Newcastle’s Premier League clash withTottenhamwas put on hold due to a medical emergency in the crowd.Newcastle have since confirmed the individual in question has been taken to hospital and brought to a stable condition.

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Players from both sides alerted referee Andre Marriner to a disturbance in the East Stand in the 40th minute and the pre-match party atmosphere turned to deep concern inside the ground.Spurs defender Eric Dier sprinted to the dugouts to seek medical help and Newcastle’s club doctor, Paul Catterson, was seen rushing back across the pitch with a defibrillator to tend to the fan.

Marriner spoke with stewards and police on the sidelines and the first half was suspended soon after, while Spurs held a 2-1 lead thanks to goals from Tanguy Ndombele and Harry Kane.Applause echoed around the stadium as the supporter – who is believed to have collapsed – was later carried away and taken to hospital.

‘The supporter who was in need of urgent medical assistance has been stabilised and is on their way to hospital,’ Newcastle’s official account tweeted.‘Our thoughts are with them.’There was applause as the fan was carried away and taken to hospital (Picture: Getty)

The incident evoked distressing memories of Christian Eriksen’s collapse while playing for Denmark against Finland at this summer’s European Championships.Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, playing in midfield for Spurs this afternoon, was also on the pitch four months ago at Copenhagen’s Parken Stadium.

The short break in play appeared to galvanise Tottenham andSon Heung-min extended the visitors’ advantage in the fourth minute of added time at the end of the first half. Read more: Metro »

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