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Medical emergency forces Leicester City game against Newcastle United young stars to be abandoned

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A medical emergency on Friday, forced the Leicester City v Newcastle United Under 21s’ Premier League 2 clash to be abandoned.

A Leicester City member of staff was the one who needed to be looked after and thankfully, BBC Sport report (see below) that the unnamed person was later able to return home after treatment, where the Leicester Coty employee is now recovering.

The young Magpies were 2-0 down after 23 minutes but by the half hour mark Dylan Stephenson had scored twice in quick succession to level it for Newcastle.

The game though abandoned in the second half due to that medical emergency, with a rearranged date to be announced later.

BBC Sport report – 3 November 2023:

Leicester City v Newcastle United U21 game off after medical emergency

Leicester City’s Under-21 game with Newcastle United was abandoned in the second half because of a medical emergency involving one of the Foxes’ members of staff.

The unnamed person is now recovering at home.

The Premier League 2 game at the LCFC Training Ground was 2-2 when the decision to call off the game was made.

Leicester initially said on social media “the staff member has been transferred to hospital”.

A later update read: “We are pleased to report that, following examination by on-site medics, the staff member has been released from observation to recover at home.

“The club expresses its thanks to Newcastle United, to the match officials and to on-duty medical staff for their cooperation, assistance and care.”


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