Watford vs Chelsea paused due to medical emergency in crowd

Marcos Alonso points to the site of the medical emergency

The Premier League match between Watford and Chelsea was paused after 13 minutes at Vicarage Road when a supporter suffered a cardiac arrest in the crowd.

The referee David Coote called the match to a halt after being alerted to the emergency in the crowd by Chelsea full-back Marcos Alonso and matchday stewards.

Paramedics rushed to help the person in question while both sets of players returned to the dressing room and waited for definitive news before deciding whether to continue the match.

After 20 minutes, the supporter was carried out of the stadium, having been stabilised by the medical staff, and was then taken to hospital.

The stadium announcer confirmed to those in attendance that the supporter had been stabilised before the players returned and continued the match.

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