Newcastle United fans left 'seriously scared' in turnstile chaos

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Newcastle United fans were left 'seriously scared' last night after being caught in a crush outside White Hart Lane. 

Spurs will now face a safety inquiry after Geordie fans claimed the air pressure built up so much they could barely lift up their arms, The Mirror reports

It is believed the North London club only opened two turnstiles to allow 4,200 away fans sitting in the upper tier into the stadium for the Carling Cup fixture.



The lack of ground access for so many away fans will surely attract the attention of the FA, the Football Supporters Federation and the council safety chiefs, who will choose how to deal with the horrific situation. 

Around 1,000 Magpies fans were still locked outside the ground half an hour into the game, leaving the away crowd angry and calling to be refunded for their tickets. 

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There have been no reports of injury resulting from the chaos, as the away supporters are said to have dealt with the situation calmly. 

However, Newcastle Central MP Chi Onwurah has vowed to represent the fans involved, who can email her the problems at 


It was clear to see the large gaps within the away crowd early on in the game, with some supporters not managing to get to their seat until 15 minutes before half-time. Many of the affected took to Twitter to voice their views...

Football Away Days tweeted: "Some Newcastle fans still outside the ground at Tottenham, 15 minutes into the game... #NUFC"

"Finally in the ground 16 minutes after kick off! Ridiculous from #thfc and @metpoliceuk. Still fans outside. #nufc," another furious Newcastle fan tweeted. 

And another: "But the worst part...the x amount of fans stuck outside the ground for most of the first half. In this day and age...unacceptable. #NUFC"


Alan Pardew's men were already 1-0 down by the time many of the Newcastle fans got into the ground, after a Jak Alnwick mistake allowed Nabil Bentaleb to open the scoring after 18 minutes. 

Nacer Chadli doubled Tottenham's lead early on in the second half, before Harry Kane scored a third 20 minutes later.

The young forward was then replaced by Roberto Soldado, who added to Pardew's misery less than two minutes after entering the pitch. He took advantage of an unconvincing Alnwick save to secure a 4-0 victory and cap a thoroughly miserable trip to North London for the loyal Geordie faithful.

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