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Elmohamady features in Hull City’s disappointing draw
Ahmed Elmohamady’s Hull City moved down to fourth with a hard-fought draw against Nottingham Forest in the 36th round of the Championship.
Egypt’s Elmohamady started his second game in a row for the Tigers, after starting the last game against MK Dons which ended in a 1-1 draw.
The visitors could have taken an early lead in the 11th minute, but Federico Macheda dragged his shot just wide. The Tigers responded after just four minutes when Abel Hernández hit the post after receiving a pass from Robert Snodgrass.
Nottingham Forest took the lead in the 28th minute when Gary Gardner slammed the ball from 30 yards out to the top right corner past Allan McGregor.
Hull City should have equalised before half-time, but Curtis Davies failed to convert Robert Snodgrass’s cross, ending the first half losing 1-0.
The hosts came close to scoring but Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Dorus de Vries pulled off some fine saves to deny Tom Huddlestone and Mohamed Diamé from scoring.
Steve Bruce’s side continued to apply the pressure and in the 73rd minute they had their reward when Sone Aluko slotted in from inside the box after a deflected shot from Tom Huddlestone.
In the 75th minute, Ahmed Elmohamady received his first yellow card this season after a bad tackle on Nottingham’s player.
In the stoppage time, Senegal international midfielder Mohamed Diamé came within inches of scoring the winning goal for the Tigers but his shot from the edge of the box deflected just wide, ending the game in a 1-1 draw.
The draw means Hull are now fourth with 66 points, two points behind 2nd place Brighton & Hove Albion, but the Tigers have an extra game in hand.
The Tigers next game will be against Middlesbrough away on March 18, while Nottingham will face Derby on the 19th of March.