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This is the moment a Leeds fan fell from the top of the Stamford Bridge stands during celebrations following Mateo Joseph’s first goal in Wednesday night’s FA Cup clash.
Leeds traveled to the capital to face Chelsea in the fifth round of the FA Cup, and the Blues will face Leicester in the quarter-finals in what could have been a Championship match after winning 3-2.
So it was, at least temporarily, when Joseph gave Daniel Farke’s side the lead after just eight minutes following a series of defensive errors by the Blues.
The goal sparked wild celebrations among the away fans attending the match, with thousands of Leeds fans packed into the upper tier of the Shed End.
But one fan ended up falling from the upper tier to the lower tier fan group, which also contained thousands of away fans.
A Leeds supporter fell from the visiting team’s upper tier at Stamford Bridge during their FA Cup clash on Wednesday night.
The fan landed in empty seats between two flight attendants on the lower level (left) and medical and security personnel immediately gathered to assist the fan (right).
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Medical personnel rushed to the scene and took the supporter to a nearby hospital after removing him from the ground.
Play did not stop, but images and videos showed a dozen medical staff, stewards and police surrounding the incident.
Fans could be seen watching in concern, before many cheered as the person was pulled from the ground.
The overall scenes were chaotic, with a bitter rivalry forming between the two sides more than 50 years ago.
However, the celebrations were short-lived as Nicolas Jackson scored the equalizer just over seven minutes later to get the hosts back on track.
The match was the Blues’ first since their Carabao Cup final defeat to Liverpool on Sunday, and they initially showed signs of a hangover until Jackson slotted past Illan Meslier in the 15th minute.
The fan was quickly taken to hospital after the fall, which his traveling companions witnessed with concern.
Fans applauded as the person was carried out of the stadium after his shocking accident in the first half.
The fan celebrated Mateo Joseph’s goal just three minutes after the game against Chelsea
The lead was short-lived as Mykhailo Mudryk scored the second after Nicolas Jackson’s first goal.
Chelsea controlled most of the game from then on and took the lead in the 37th minute when Mykhailo Mudryk scored for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Joseph scored again to make it 2-2, but Conor Gallagher scored minutes from time to send the Premier League side through to the next round.