Breaking: Why Crystal Palace FA Cup tie vs Hartlepool had to be stopped

Crystal Palace’s FA Cup game against Hartlepool has been paused midway through the second half as medical staff dealt with a medical emergency within the away crowd.

Palace were 2-0 up against their League Two rivals thanks to first-half goals from Marc Guehi and Michael Olise.

The second half had been going for less than ten minutes when officials were called over to an issue going on in amongst the Hartlepool away section, with medical staff rushed across the pitch to assess the situation.

Both sets of players came off the pitch for a short while as they awaited further instruction, with referee Peter Bankes pausing play before eventually resuming once the issue was resolved.

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