Watford’s match tonight (Wednesday, December 1) against Chelsea was halted early on after a Hornets fan suffered a cardiac arrest.
Ten minutes into the London derby, which kicked off at 7:30pm at Vicarage Road, medical staff from both teams were alerted to the emergency unfolding in the Graham Taylor Stand by players from both the home and away side.
The medics swiftly tended to the unwell fan, and players left the pitch to allow focus to be on the emergency.
Watford FC later confirmed that the fan had suffered a cardiac arrest, and added that he was in stable condition.
They tweeted: “The players have returned to the field in preparation of play resuming.
“Our thoughts are with the fan – who had a cardiac arrest but has now been stabilised – and all those affected.
“Thank you to the medical staff, players and fans for their quick response.”
Chelsea FC also tweeted their well wishes to the rival fan, saying: “The thoughts of everyone at Chelsea Football Club are with the fan and all those affected.
“Our thanks to the medical staff here at Vicarage Road for their quick response.”
The match resumed after 35 minutes.