The kick off time for Burnley's Premier League game against Newcastle United was delayed by 30 minutes due to a 'medical emergency' in the players' tunnel.
Scheduled to commence at 20:00 GMT, the Clarets tweeted the news that the game would kick off half an hour behind schedule due to the emergency, which occured in the tunnel.
Kick off at tonight's game will be delayed by 30 minutes, due to a medical emergency in the players' tunnel. Neither team or their staff are affected. The person involved has been taken to hospital in a conscious state.— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) November 26, 2018
The individual has since been taken to hospital in a conscious state, after receiving initial treatment at the ground,
According reports including The Telegraph, it was referee assessor
Sean Dyche's side are without a win in their last five league games, losing three, while Rafael Benitez's side have won their last two games, having failed to win any of their first ten.
BREAKING: Referee's assessor Eddie Wolstenholme collapsed in Turf Moor tunnel but is conscious and has been taken to hospital. #SSN— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) November 26, 2018
A win for either side will see them move level on points with West Ham United in 13th on 12 points, giving them breathing space from sides in the relegation zone.