For the first time in the history of the Premier League, a match was stopped and another was delayed due to two medical cases in the stands
The start of the second half of the match between Southampton and Leicester City in the English Premier League was delayed at “St Marys” stadium on Wednesday by nearly 15 minutes, due to a medical emergency in the stands.
Southampton were leading 2-1 at the end of the first half, but the players did not return to the field for the second half, and the referees confirmed the existence of a medical incident among the fans.
Watford’s match against Chelsea was also suspended on Wednesday due to an emergency situation in the stands.
And British media reported that the match was temporarily stopped in the 13th minute after a fan suffered a heart attack in the stands, but he was taken to hospital and his condition is stable.
It is noteworthy that the match between Southampton and its guest Leicester ended in a 3-3 draw, while Chelsea defeated Watford with difficulty at home 2-1.