Newcastle-Tottenham temporarily halted due to medical emergency in crowd
Tottenham's Sergio Reguilon, at the urging of nearby crowd members, alerted referee Andre Marriner of the situation in the 40th minute of the fixture. Teammate Eric Dier ran over to the Newcastle bench and indicated that a defibrillator was required for a supporter in the East Stand at St. James' Park.
After receiving medical treatment, the fan was stretchered out of the stadium and stabilized on their way to a local hospital, Newcastle confirmed.
Both teams left the pitch with Tottenham leading 2-1. Play was halted for roughly 20 minutes.
Heung-min Son scored shortly after the action resumed, giving the visitors a 3-1 lead going into halftime. Newcastle made things interesting with a late tally, but ultimately suffered a 3-2 loss in their first match under Saudi ownership.