Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba remains in a critical condition in intensive care after he suffered a cardiac arrest on Saturday evening.

The 23-year-old collapsed during Bolton's FA Cup quarter-final encounter with Tottenham at White Hart Lane, and was transferred to the Heart Attack Centre at The London Chest Hospital.

Muamba was accompanied in the ambulance by Bolton manager Owen Coyle and captain Kevin Davies and received prolonged resuscitation before his heart began to start working again.

Bolton have confirmed the former England under-21 international remains anaesthetised in intensive care and will be for at least another 24 hours.

The dreadful scenes in north London - which caused the match to be abandoned - have prompted an outpouring of support from both fans and professionals across the football spectrum.

Such has the overwhelming support been, Coyle has paid tribute to those to offer there wishes, while he has also asked for the privacy of Muamba's family to be respected.

"Fabrice's family have asked me to pass on their thanks for the many, many kind messages of support from not only Bolton fans but also fans from clubs across the country and abroad," Coyle told the club's official website.

"All our thoughts and prayers are for Fabrice and his family. The family would also like to thank the media for respecting their privacy at this time."

Bolton's Premier League game against Aston Villa on Tuesday has been postponed following the incident.

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