Referees’ assessor Eddie Wolstenholme is speaking in hospital after falling on Monday before Burnley’s match with .

Kick-off was delayed by half an hour at Turf Moor after the prior referee collapsed in the tunnel.

The 64-year-old was taken to hospital in a state.

A spokesperson told BBC Sport Wolstenholme will remain in hospital for a few days for observation.

He refereed the “Battle of Bramall Lane” in 2002, when ’s tie with West Brom was abandoned as the hosts had only six players left the pitch.

Newcastle beat Burnley 2-1 on Monday to move four points above the relegation zone.


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