Eric Dier was praised for his incredible heroics, after making sure the medic at Newcastle United vs Tottenham Hotspur took the defibrillator to a medical emergency involving a fan.
The beginning of Newcastle's game with Spurs on Sunday was all about celebration, as fans created an incredible atmosphere for the start of the match.
Callum Wilson's early goal continued the party atmosphere but fans were brought back down to earth following a medical emergency involving one of his own, in first time injury time.
Dier went over to the dugouts to get the medic and make sure that he took a defibrillator with him to the incident, which may have saved the fan.
Eric Dier just sprinted to the Newcastle dug-out calling and gesturing for a defibrillator. Incident in the crowd on the far side in the stand. Newcastle medic rushed across to help the fan. Game stopped. #NEWTOT— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) October 17, 2021
Sergio Reguilon and Eric Dier both deserve plenty of praise for quick-thinking and proactively ensuring game was paused and fan received attention. Just as with Simon Kjaer, Kasper Schmeichel, Anthony Taylor and others in Copenhagen. Every second counts.— Colin Millar (@Millar_Colin) October 17, 2021
Appears that someone collapsed in the crowd. Fans started signalling to the players and the ref to get medical attention. Eric Dier and Oliver Skipp eventually run across to get the doctor and the defibrillator across to the other side of the pitch.— Rory Smith (@RorySmith) October 17, 2021
Well done to the players, especially Sergio Reguilón, Eric Dier + Oliver Skipp who prompted for the defibrillator to be rushed to the person in the stands. Sending my thoughts and best wishes to the person being attended to, and his/her family.— Luis Miguel Echegaray (@lmechegaray) October 17, 2021
Massive respect for Reguilon and Dier.— Has the Referee or VAR made a poor decision? (@PoorEPLreferees) October 17, 2021
Dier getting the medical team to get a defibrillator for the fan and Reguilon pointing out the incident so that the referee acknowledged what's happening so that play is stopped. pic.twitter.com/w1uXr9FdAP
The game was momentarily suspended when the referee was alerted of the issue, and players made their way to the side of the pitch.
After the doctor went to see the fan, the referee then got advice from stewards and police to take the players down the tunnel and back to the changing rooms.
The fan was taken to the hospital and the final few minutes of seven minutes of injury time were able to be played.
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