POLICE have confirmed that a Barnsley fan died during Wednesday night’s clash between the Reds and Derby County at Oakwell.

The 66-year-old was in cardiac arrest when emergency services rushed to the stand where he was - known as the Ponty End - in the second half of the 2-2 draw.

A police spokesman said: “Officers were alerted at 9.24pm to a man in cardiac arrest at the Barnsley vs Derby match at Oakwell.

“Despite the best efforts of the emergency services the man died.”

Twitter was awash with tributes to the fan following the match.

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Official photographer Keith Turner Tweeted: "Very surreal atmosphere at @BarnsleyFC tonight, the highs and lows of football were experienced by everyone at Oakwell. I won't show a picture of the Ponte end at full time, its not fair to the family but I'm sure we all send our love."