Premier League

Newcastle vs Tottenham halted for medical emergency with fan 'stable and responsive'

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
The game was taking place at St James' Park
The game was taking place at St James' Park / David Goddard/GettyImages
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Newcastle's Premier League meeting with Tottenham was halted due to a medical emergency, with the players being instructed to leave the field before returning to play the remainder of the first half.

Play was paused just before half-time due to an incident in St James' Park east stand, with medical staff sent to respond to the issue.

After a few minutes, referee Andre Marriner instructed both teams to return to their dressing rooms while the emergency staff did their jobs.

The score was 2-1 to Spurs at the time of stoppage with Callum Wilson opening the scoring early on with a header. Tottenham then responded with strikes from Tanguy Ndombele and Harry Kane.

After the break in play, a stadium announcement confirmed that both teams would warm up before returning to the field to complete the remainder of the first half.

The game was halted with 41 minutes on the clock, with the two teams playing seven second-half minutes in total.

Prior to the restart, Newcastle released a statement confirming that the supporter was stable and on his way to hospital.

"The supporter who was in need of urgent medical assistance has been stabilised and is on their way to hospital," it read.

"Our thoughts are with them."

Spurs echoed these sentiments, penning a statement of their own which read: "The fan in need of urgent medical assistance has been stabilised and is being taken to hospital.

"Our thoughts are with them and all those affected."

Prior to the half-time whistle Tottenham went on to add a third goal through Son Heung-min, with Kane providing the assist.

Newcastle confirmed late on Sunday night that the fan is now 'stable and responsive' in hospital.

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