Tottenham vs Chelsea suspended after medical emergency involving fan in crowd
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Tottenham's Carabao Cup semi-final clash with Chelsea was suspended with less than five minutes remaining on Wednesday evening after a medical emergency in the crowd.
Fans situated behind the goal gestured to the referee for the game to be stopped in the 85th minute.
A host of stewards soon gathered around the area, as referee Andre Marriner halted the match.
Tottenham clarified the stoppage soon after, tweeting: "Play has been paused due to a medical emergency in the crowd."
Play was stopped for roughly five minutes before Marriner was given the go ahead to restart play for the final few moments of the semi-final second-leg.
Chelsea also tweeted about the incident, wishing a speedy recovery to the supporter in question.
"Everyone at Chelsea wishes the home supporter well," they wrote.
A similar incident happened at a Chelsea game earlier this season.
Watford's Premier League clash against the Blues was suspended in the early stages last year following a medical emergency involving a spectator.
It was reported that a man in the crowd had a heart-attack at Vicarage Road, with club medics rushing to their aid, with a later update saying that a man had been stabilised and taken to a nearby hospital.
Staff of both clubs, players and match officials were quick to react after being notified of the emergency by supporters.
Chelsea ran out 1-0 winners in the end, beating Tottenham 3-0 on aggregate after play was allowed to continue.
It means Thomas Tuchel's side will take their place in the Carabao Cup final.
Arsenal and Liverpool will battle it out for the other place, with the two teams clashing in the first leg later this week.
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