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Egypt’s El Mohamady ends five-year Premier League scoring drought

Ahmed Elmohamady scored a late header to rescue a point for Aston Villa at Newcastle, in the process ending his five-year wait to find the net in England’s elite division.

Newcastle looked destined to secure maximum points at St James’ Park having taken a 68th-minute lead, however, the Egyptian stooped low to divert his effort into the net from a corner just six minutes after coming on as a substitute.

El Mohamady’s neatly-taken finish coming just 94 seconds after he was introduced for the injured Matt Ritchie.

With that goal, El Mohamady has now scored his first Premier League goal since March 22, 2015 – when he beat Thibaut Courtois in Hull City’s 3-2 defeat to Chelsea.

Also, that marked his second English topflight strike at against the Magpies – making Newcastle United the only side he has netted more than once against in the competition.

On 19 July 2017, Elmohamady signed for Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee which would see him reunited with former Hull City boss Steve Bruce again.

He made his senior international debut for Egypt in August 2007 at the age of 20, in a friendly against Ivory Coast in Paris and has played eight of Egypt’s last nine matches before ACN 2008. He’s played 91 games and scored 6 for the Pharoahs.

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