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An Everton fan died after collapsing during the second half of their Premier League match against Stoke City at Goodison Park yesterday.

A statement released by the club said the 51-year-old man was taken ill during their 1-0 win.

“The thoughts and prayers of everybody at the football club are with his family and friends.

“The fan, who was seated in the Sir Philip Carter Park End Stand for the game, became unwell just after 16:15 BST.

“Police officers, an off duty doctor and paramedics performed CPR on the supporter prior to the arrival of an ambulance.”

The club added that it would “continue to provide all the support possible to the family”.