Premier League matches suspended due to medical emergencies involving fans


Two separate Premier League matches have been momentarily suspended on Wednesday after medical emergencies involving followers within the stands.

The Watford vs. Chelsea and Southampton vs. Leicester Metropolis matches each noticed incidents within the stands result in a pause in play, although every recreation would ultimately resume.

It is the second and third occasion of a fan emergency forcing officers to halt a match this season. In October’s contest between Newcastle and Tottenham, play was briefly stopped at St James’ Park as a fan was given emergency remedy within the stands.

In that occasion, the fan was stabilized and brought to the hospital, with the sport restarted after a delay of 20 minutes.

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Watford vs. Chelsea emergency

A fan is secure and hospitalized for remedy after struggling cardiac arrest at Vicarage Highway. The sport was halted after 13 minutes of play whereas the fan acquired remedy within the stands.

Each units of gamers have been directed to their respective locker rooms as a result of medical emergency. The match was delayed for round half-hour, earlier than it resumed following the information that the fan had been taken to the hospital.

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A number of gamers and followers alerted the referee and medical officers of a growing incident within the stands, resulting in the stoppage. 

After a delay, the fan was taken off on a stretcher, with Watford saying on Twitter that the supporter had been stabilized.

Southampton vs. Leicester Metropolis emergency

It was an identical story at St. Mary’s Stadium, besides this incident occurred at halftime, inflicting a delay within the begin of the second half. 

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The scene additionally noticed stewards and emergency personnel dispatched into the group, attending to the person in query.

No extra information as to the state of the fan has been made obtainable.



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