Newcastle vs Spurs suspended as defibrillator rushed across to help supporter

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The Premier League match between Newcastle and Tottenham was suspended mid-match as paramedics attended a medical emergency involving a supporter in the stands at St James' Park.

The game was brought to a halt in the 41st minute when Spurs star Sergio Reguilon pointed out something to the referee Andre Marriner on the far side of the pitch.

Marriner immediately stopped play as fellow Tottenham ace Eric Dier approached the technical area while making a chest pumping motion, indicating the severity of the situation.

As the players gathered by the dugouts, a member of staff could be seen running across the pitch carrying a defibrillator.

After consulting with security, the referee signalled for the players to head back to the dressing room while the fan received treatment.

Sky Sports pundit David Ginola, who played for both Tottenham and Newcastle, suffered a heart attack himself at a charity game in 2016.

Speaking in the studio, he outlined the need to having defibrillators in stadiums around the country.

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"It is vital, it is vital because I hope the man or the woman is going to be fine," he said.

"It brings back some weird memories. I’ve been talking to the lads, I haven’t been in the country for years doing that and you come back to the game and you have a heart-attack/issue in the stadium it’s been weird.

"We were watching a good game and all of a sudden it has been stopped with that. You said the defibrillator helps brilliantly, the fans in the stands."

He added: "You [presenter David Jones] said the defibrillator helps brilliantly, the fans in the stands to perform CPR helps massively.

"We all should be able to perform CPR to help each other."

The game resumed just after 5:30pm after the supporter was stabilised and taken to hospital.

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