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Sun. May 22nd, 2022

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The Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham was halted in the first half due to a medical emergency in the crowd at St James’ Park.

Sunday’s game came to a halt in the 40th minute, with Spurs leading 2-1, after referee Andre Marriner was alerted to the incident by players and supporters.

Both sets of players walked to the sidelines as emergency crews attended the casualty in the East Stand, with Newcastle’s club doctor Paul Catterson seen carrying a defibrillator.

After consulting police, the referee took the players off the field with play having been suspended for around six minutes.

Some 12 minutes after the game had stopped, an announcement was made that the teams would be returning to complete the first half, for which seven minutes of stoppage time had earlier been signalled.

Newcastle confirmed that the casualty had been stabilised and was on the way to hospital as the players reemerged to warm up.

After the resumption in play, Tottenham increased their lead in first-half added time through Heung-Min Son.

The match finished in a 3-2 win for Spurs after they scored an own goal through Eric Dier in the 89th minute, with Newcastle, who saw Jonjo Shelvey sent off in the second half for two yellow cards, still winless after their opening eight league games.

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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