Medical emergency in the crowd pauses Tottenham and Chelsea game

Carabao Cup semi-final between Tottenham and Chelsea is suspended for several minutes because of a medical emergency in the crowd

A medical emergency in the crowd led to there being eight minutes of added time at the end of the second half as Tottenham faced Chelsea in the second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-finals.

The incident occurred in the 87th minute of the game at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium. Following a lengthy delay, play then resumed. 

A tweet from Tottenham’s official Twitter account read: ‘Everyone at the club sends their best wishes to the supporter who was taken ill.’

The Carabao Cup game between Tottenham and Chelsea was halted because of a medical emergency in the crowd

Chelsea progressed to the final after winning 1-0 on the night (courtesy of an Antonio Rudiger goal) and 3-0 on aggregate.  

There have been several incidents of medical emergencies occurring during Premier League games recently.

On December 1, the Watford versus Chelsea and Southampton versus Leicester games were both paused so that a fan could receive treatment in the stands.

In October a fan was given emergency treatment during Newcastle’s game against Tottenham at St James’ Park, with the supporter being stabilised and taken to hospital. The game was restarted after a 20 minute delay.  

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