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Muamba taken to hospital, in a ‘critically ill condition’

Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba is in intensive care after collapsing during an FA Cup match this evening.

Tottenham's William Gallas.
Tottenham's William Gallas.
Image: Stephen Pond/EMPICS Sport

Updated 21.45

THE FA CUP clash between Tottenham and Bolton Wanderers at White Hart Lane was abandoned on Saturday, after the Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba collapsed in the middle of the pitch.

Muamba had nobody around him when he fell and immediately received CPR in an effort to resuscitate him on the pitch.

The 23-year-old was taken to the Heart Attack Centre at the London Chest Hospital. Following initial reports that described Muamba as “stable”, a statement issued by Bolton this evening said that he remains ”in a critically ill condition in intensive care.”

No further information will be issued at this stage. The club has requested the media to respect his family’s privacy at this time”

After referee Howard Webb called players from both teams off the pitch, fans remained to hear news of the former Arsenal and Birmingham player, chanting his name in support before the news came that the match would not go ahead.

The thoughts of are with Muamba and his family at this time.

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