Tonight's game against Burnley and Newcastle has been delayed by 30 minutes after a 'medical emergency' in the players' tunnel.
Burnley FC's official Twitter account announced the delay, explaining that someone had taken ill in the tunnel:
Kick off at tonight's game will be delayed by 30 minutes, due to a medical emergency in the players' tunnel. Neither team or their staff are affected. The person involved has been taken to hospital in a conscious state.
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) November 26, 2018
Sky Sports Greg Whelan was at the ground and stated that the incident did not directly involve either two sets of teams, with PA journalist Eleanor Crooks tweeting that it was the referee's assesor that had to be rushed to hospital:
Unusual one here. Referees' assessor Eddie Wolstenholme collapsed in the tunnel. He's been taken to hospital and am told he is conscious. https://t.co/IvxTuwyJdQ
— Eleanor Crooks (@EleanorcrooksPA) November 26, 2018