Footage has emerged of a doctor being praised after performing CPR on a fellow Newcastle supporter.


Footage has emerged of Newcastle fans applauding the doctor who helped save a stricken fan’s life on Sunday with CPR during the Premier League defeat to Tottenham

Heartwarming footage has emerged of the man who saved a stricken Newcastle fan’s life being applauded by Magpies fans.

The match was suspended in the 39th minute after Tottenham stars, including Sergio Reguilon and Eric Dier, brought the situation to the attention of referee Andre Marriner.

The Spurs duo were hailed by fans after the match for their heroic actions – and were even awarded a joint Man of the Match award for their actions at the end of the game, which Spurs won 3-2.

But now footage has emerged of the man who helped save the fan’s life being applauded by Toon fans as he returned to his seat.

And it’s been revealed that the hero is an A&E doctor who helped stabilise the fan with CPR before a defibrillator arrived to help stabilise the supporter.

The doctor was said to be 30 rows away when the scare occurred, and he rushed down to help as CPR was performed before the defibrillator arrived.

It’s since been confirmed that the fan was awake and responsive in hospital, with Newcastle’s official account tweeting tonight that the supporter who required emergency medical attention was “stable and responsive”.

The club said in a statement: “Newcastle United can confirm that a supporter who required emergency medical treatment during the club’s Premier League fixture with Tottenham Hotspur at St. James’ Park on Sunday is stable and responsive in hospital.

“The match was temporarily suspended during the incident, which occurred during the first half, and the supporter was awake and able to converse upon being transported to hospital.

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“The club would like to thank fans for their swift actions in raising the alarm and praise those who provided immediate chest compressions, as well as thanking the on-site medical professionals who swiftly administered emergency treatment using a defibrillator located close to the incident.

“Newcastle United club doctor, Dr Paul Catterson, also attended the incident to offer additional support with an additional defibrillator.

“Our best wishes go to the supporter and their loved ones and we hope for a swift and full recovery.”

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