February 29, 2024

Leicester’s PL2 clash with Newcastle abandoned after medical emergency

21:46 GMT 03 Nov 2023 , updated 21:46 GMT 03 Nov 2023

 

The young Foxes were hosting Newcastle at the Leicester City’s Training Ground

 

Play was halted with the side’s drawing 2-2 following the medical emergency

 

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Leicester City and Newcastle abandoned their Premier League 2 clash on Friday after a member of the home team’s staff was rushed to the hospital.

 

The sides were contesting an entertaining 2-2 draw when play was halted and medical assistance was provided to the individual.

 

The Foxes confirmed that the tie has been abandoned shortly after and revealed their staff member had been transferred to a hospital as they awaited ‘further updates on his condition.’

 

The club was able to announce the good news of his release a short time later. ‘ We are pleased to report that, following examination by on-site medics, the staff member has been released from observation to recover at home.’ A statement read.

 

‘The Club expresses its thanks to Newcastle United, to the match officials and to on-duty medical staff for their cooperation, assistance and care.’

 

Play was halted as medical assistance was provided to the member of Leicester’s staff

Play was halted as medical assistance was provided to the member of Leicester’s staff

The Foxes had raced into a early two goal thanks to goal from Will Alves and Chris Popov

Magpies forward Dylan Stephenson hit back with a quick-fire double to level things up

Magpies forward Dylan Stephenson hit back with a quick-fire double to level things up

The home side had raced into a early two goal lead at the Leicester City Training Ground after just 23 minutes thanks to goals from Will Alves and Chris Popov.

 

But Magpies forward Dylan Stephenson hit back with a quick-fire double to level things up before the half-hour mark of the game.

 

Premier League 2 provides competitive action for young players from Under-17 to Under-21.

 

Leicester and Newcastle currently sit 20th and 17th respectively in the 26-team division.

 

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