English Premier League sides Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur were stopped in the first half of the game. It was halted in the 40th minute because of a medical emergency in the crowd.
Newcastle United and Tottenham Game Out to a Hold
Both Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur players were asked to leave the pitch by the referee with Spurs leading 2-1 as medics attended to the supporter. Fans in the East Stand at St James’ Park alerted players and officials to the incident before play was suspended.
The supporter was taken to hospital with Newcastle saying the fan had been stabilised before play resumed. Tottenham had been about to take the corner when Spurs’ Sergio Reguilon notifies the referee to the actions happening in the supporters stand.
Players from both teams then signalled the need for medical staff, including Tottenham defender Eric Dier calling for a defibrillator, before the sides left the pitch while the fan received help.
The game was delayed for more than 20 minutes before the rest of the half was played – the five remaining minutes of normal time plus two of added time.