Kick-off at Turf Moor delayed by 30 minutes after refereeing coach collapses in tunnel

Kick-off between Burnley and Newcastle delayed by 30 minutes after refereeing coach collapses in tunnel at Turf Moor

  • Kick-off at Turf Moor delayed after a refereeing coach collapsed in tunnel
  • Eddie Wolstenholme was taken to hospital conscious in the build up to kick-off
  • Monday night’s match official Anthony Taylor delayed the match by 30 minutes
  • Wolstenholme was formerly a Premier League referee who retired from in 2003 

Pa Reporter

Kick-off at Turf Moor was pushed back by half an hour until 8.30pm after refereeing coach Eddie Wolstenholme collapsed in the tunnel.

Wolstenholme was taken to hospital conscious but referee Anthony Taylor and the Premier League decided to delay the start of the match.

Wolstenholme was formerly a Premier League referee who retired from officiating in 2003.

Kick-off at Turf Moor has been delayed after a refereeing coach collapsed in the tunnel

Kick-off at Turf Moor has been delayed after a refereeing coach collapsed in the tunnel

Ex-Premier League official Eddie Wolstenholme was taken to hospital conscious before kick-off

Ex-Premier League official Eddie Wolstenholme was taken to hospital conscious before kick-off

Reports from Turf Moor have suggested that Wolstenholme collapsed in the referee’s room before the Premier League clash on Monday evening.

The former official, who was born in 1954, managed game predominantly in the Football League before being promoted to the Premier League in 2001.

The game Wolstenholme will be known for officiating was the First Division encounter between Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion, which was famously dubbed ‘The Battle of Bramall Lane’.

Wolstenholme sent off three Blades players in the feisty affair before two other players had to withdrawn injured after 77 minutes with despite the home side having already used all three substitutes.

Wolstenholme had to abandon the game with the score at 3-0 with the result allowed to stand despite the game not being completed. 

Wolstenholme officiated the bad-blooded clash dubbed 'The Battle of Bramall Lane' in 2002

Wolstenholme officiated the bad-blooded clash dubbed ‘The Battle of Bramall Lane’ in 2002


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