Newcastle’s game against Tottenham Hotspur was briefly suspended due a medical emergency in the stands of St James Park.
Spurs player Sergio Reguilon appeared to spot the issue in the stadium’s East Stand, and asked the referee Andre Marriner to stop the game.
Marriner later signalled for players to head back down the tunnel after speaking with stewards and police officers.
The supporter who was in need of urgent medical assistance has been stabilised and is on their way to hospital.
Our thoughts are with them. 🖤🤍
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) October 17, 2021
The visitors were 2-1 up before play was halted at 41 minutes.
Eric Dyer and Oliver Sipp were both seen dashing to the Tottenham dugout gesturing for a stretcher and defibrillator to made available.
The incident appeared to be over quickly, with players running back on to the pitch around 15 minutes after play was halted to warm up for the remaining minutes of the first half.
Sky Sports News reports that the crowd member in question has been stabilised and taken to hospital.
It wasn’t long after play restarted that Spurs went 3-1 up heading into the break.
It’s a disastrous start for Newcastle’s new Saudi Arabian owners, who were hoping to mark their first game in charge of The Magpies with a win.
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