Medical exigencies in crowd abandon Watford vs Chelsea and Southampton vs Leicester

By Piyush


Medical exigencies in the crowd caused two Premier League matches to be stopped on Wednesday night.

The play between Watford and Chelsea was halted for more than 30 minutes after a fanatic suffered a cardiac arrest during the first half.

The supporter was sustained before being taken to hospital.

Later, the commencement of the second half between Southampton and Leicester was hampered by about 15 minutes after a fan was taken ill.

At Vicarage Road, the happening happened as Adam Masina, Watford defender was getting treatment.

Medical staff from both teams hurried across the pitch to tackle with the emergency, as both sets of players went back to the dressing rooms in the 12th minute with the score of 0-0.

Just about 25 minutes after the game was stopped, the fan was taken out on a stretcher and the game continued 32 minutes after it was halted.

“Our thoughts are with the fan – who had a cardiac arrest but has now been stabilised – and all those affected,” stated Watford.

“Thank you to the medical staff, players and fans for their quick response.”

Chelsea stated: “The thoughts of everyone at Chelsea Football Club are with the fan and all those affected. Our thanks to the medical staff here at Vicarage Road for their quick response.”

In October, Newcastle fan Alan George Smith subsided during the team’s PL home trounce by Tottenham.


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