Muamba remains critical
Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba remains in a critical condition as he fights for his life following his cardiac arrest at Tottenham on Saturday.
A new statement, jointly released by Bolton and Barts and The London NHS Trust, on Sunday evening confirmed there had been no change in Muamba's condition after it was earlier revealed medical staff had taken two hours to get the 23-year-old's heart working again.
"Fabrice Muamba remains in a critical condition in intensive care in the Heart Attack Centre at the London Chest Hospital," said the fresh statement. "There will be no further update tonight."
Supporters at Wolves' home game with Manchester United and Newcastle's match with Norwich joined in a minute's applause before kick-off, while Real Madrid's players wore T-shirts offering their support to Muamba prior to their Spanish Primera Division match with Malaga.
The first official statement of the day, a detailed explanation of what had happened to Muamba at White Hart Lane, brought good news in the sense that Muamba's heart was working again.
The statement from the hospital continued: "He was admitted to the hospital yesterday evening after collapsing at White Hart Lane, where he sustained a cardiac arrest during the FA Cup quarter-final against Tottenham Hotspur.
"Fabrice received prolonged resuscitation at the ground and on route to The London Chest Hospital, where his heart eventually started working.
"As is normal medical practice, Fabrice remains anaesthetised in intensive care and will be for at least 24 hours. His condition continues to be closely monitored by the cardiac specialists at the hospital."
As a steady stream of supporters headed to the Reebok Stadium to lay flowers and offer their support to Muamba, the former Arsenal and Birmingham player was visited by members of his family as well as Bolton officials and players, including manager Owen Coyle, who had accompanied the midfielder to hospital along with club captain Kevin Davies.
"From our end, and on behalf of the family, we want to say a big thanks to everyone," said Coyle. "We have been inundated by good messages, everyone praying for Fabrice which is very important. It has been a real source of strength for the family. We know how difficult a time it is for everyone."