Manchester United’s FA Cup fourth-round tie with Newport was temporarily paused due to a medical emergency in the final 10 minutes of their clash, with the visitors at Rodney Parade leading 3-2. A fan required medical attention in the 81st minute and the home side’s medical team rushed across the pitch to attend the scene.
Newport had been awaiting to send a wide free-kick into the United box at the time as they went in search of an equalising goal, but were told to pause as the referee went over to the side of the pitch.
United physios offered to take care of any injuries to Newport players while they dealt with the emergency in the stands, as Rodney Parade turned into a nervous atmosphere after the raucous scenes that had previously taken place in south Wales for the hosts’ two goals.
Referee David Coote then went over to explain the situation to head coaches Erik ten Hag and Graham Coughlan, while players headed to the touchline themselves as they awaited the resumption of the match.
Medics could be seen in the stands, as Newport’s social media account wrote: “There is a suspected medical emergency in the stand, play is paused temporarily.”
Play did restart minutes later, with the free-kick hit too long and the Welsh side were unable to grab a third goal before a stoppage-time Rasmus Hojlund finish confirmed the visitors’ place in the fifth round.