Medical emergency in the crowd at Tottenham v Chelsea game causes lengthy delay

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, with a home supporter requiring treatment. Following a delay of around five minutes, during which the players remained on the pitch, referee Andre Marriner resumed the game. 

BBC Radio Five Live reported that the fan was eventually able to walk away from the seats with the support of medics. 


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


Medics had rushed to attend to the fan in the South Stand. 

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

Play has been paused due to a medical emergency in the crowd.

⚪️ 0-1 🔵 (87’)

— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 12, 2022

Hope the fan at spurs is ok… why the game has stopped #tottenhamvschelsea #tottenham #Chelsea #fans

— Serious_Lee (@liamburnett93) January 12, 2022

Chelsea tweeted: ‘Everyone at Chelsea wishes the home supporter well.’

Everyone at Chelsea wishes the home supporter well. 💙

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) January 12, 2022

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.

There was a delay of around five minutes while the Tottenham supporter received treatment

Referee Andre Marriner speaks to a match official as the medical emergency occurred

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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