West Brom and Bristol City fans taken to hospital after separate medical emergencies

Two football fans have been taken to hospital after separate medical emergencies in the stands at The Hawthorns.

The fan was taken ill shortly before kick-off at The Hawthorns
The fan was taken ill shortly before kick-off at The Hawthorns

Kick-off between West Brom and Bristol City was initially delayed by 15 minutes after a Baggies supporter, collapsed in the West Stand.

Paramedics and ambulance staff quickly on the scene, treating the man before he was placed on a stretcher and taken to hospital.

The incident led to Albion's match against Bristol City being delayed by 15 minutes - with the match kicking off at 3.15pm instead of 3pm.

West Brom tweeted to say the game had been delayed "owing to a medical emergency involving a fan inside the stadium".

"Our thought and prayers are with the supporter. We're all with you," the club added.

The second half of the Championship fixture was also delayed when an away fan fell ill and was taken to hospital.

The match eventually resumed at around 4.30pm.

Afterwards the Baggies confirmed that both fans were concious.

"We are pleased to report the two supporters who were taken ill at today's game are conscious in hospital, where they will receive further treatment. We wish them each a speedy recovery," the club tweeted.

"We would also like to thank both sets of fans for their patience and understanding."

West Brom won the match 3-0.

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