Newcastle-Spurs game briefly halted after fan collapses in the stands

A fan collapsed in the stands during Newcastle United's home game against Tottenham Hotspur.

Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier gets help during a medical emergency in the stands.   -  Action Images via Reuters

Newcastle United's clash against Tottenham Hotspur was briefly suspended after a fan collapsed in the stands mid game at St. James' Park on Sunday.

It was Tottenham player Eric Dier who was alert to the emergency and indicated a defibrillator was required. The players initially waited by the side of the St. James' Park pitch before leaving for the dressing room.

Newcastle club doctor Paul Catterson went over to aid the unwell fan in the stands.

“There is a medical emergency in the East Stand," the stadium announcer said before later telling the crowd: “The players will be coming out to resume the first half. There are 7 minutes left to play.”


Play resumed with seven minutes of stoppage time, and Tottenham scored instantly with Son Heung-min stepping up from close range.

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