Kick-off at Newcastle delayed over safety issue

 Newcastle United`s Premier League home clash against Leicester City was delayed by an hour due to a health and safety issue at St James` Park on Saturday.

AFP| Last Updated: Oct 18, 2014, 20:19 PM IST
Kick-off at Newcastle delayed over safety issue

London: Newcastle United`s Premier League home clash against Leicester City was delayed by an hour due to a health and safety issue at St James` Park on Saturday.

Engineers were called in to make safe a big television screen that had been erected at the north-east corner of the Leazes End of the stadium during the international break after part of it was dislodged by wind.

They started to asses the 60-metre structure at around 1330GMT, while referee Martin Atkinson consulted with safety officers.

The kick-off was eventually put back from the scheduled 1400GMT until 1500GMT to allow extra time to admit a crowd of around 50,000.