Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League clash on Sunday was temporarily suspended following a medical emergency involving a fan just before half-time at St James’ Park.
Play was paused by referee Andre Marriner after players flagged his attention to an incident in the stands, with paramedics and medical staff from both teams assisting the supporter in difficulty.
A later update from Newcastle confirmed that the fan had since been stabilised and that they were on their way to hospital, with the Premier League game resumed a little over 20 minutes after it was first halted.
With Tottenham about to take a corner towards the end of the first half, Sergio Reguilon signalled to referee Marriner and directed him towards the East Stand, where paramedics appeared to be responding to an incident.
With the players visibly concerned that something serious was occuring in the stands, medical staff from both teams were then seen running across the pitch to assist.
The referee then removed both sets of players from the pitch as a defibrillator was called for, with a stadium announcement disclosing that there was a “medical emergency in the East Stand”.
After a prolonged period of treatment, Newcastle confirmed that the supporter had been stabilised before being taken to hospital, and the game resumed with seven minutes of additional time added on in the first half.