West Brom's Championship match against Bristol City delayed by 15 minutes due to medical emergency

Kick-off between West Brom and Bristol City was delayed until 3.15pm, due to a medical emergency involving a home fan; the second half was then delayed due to a separate medical emergency in the away end; West Brom confirm both are fans conscious in hospital and awaiting treatment

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Image: Kick-off for West Brom vs Bristol City was delayed by 15 minutes due to a fan suffering a medical emergency

West Brom's Championship game against Bristol City was delayed by 15 minutes after a medical emergency involving a home fan.

The Baggies, who beat Bristol City 3-0 at The Hawthorns, confirmed the delay in an initial statement on Twitter, with the match kicking off at the revised time of 3.15pm.

The spectator was carried away on a stretcher but was conscious and gave a thumbs-up gesture to the crowd on the way out, before a second delay to begin the second half when a Bristol City fan was taken ill in the away end.

In an update posted after full-time, West Brom confirmed both fans had been taken to hospital and remained conscious.

The statement read: "We are pleased to report the two supporters who were taken ill at today's game are conscious in hospital, where they will now receive further treatment.

"We wish them each a speedy recovery. We would also like to thank both sets of fans for their patience and understanding."

The respective delays came after 10 minutes of first-half stoppage time were played, largely due to an injury to City defender Nathan Baker.

The incidents were also less than a week after a similar situation involving a Newcastle supporter during their 3-2 home Premier League defeat to Tottenham last Sunday.

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