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Elmohamady’s Hull City secure Championship playoff spot

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Posted on April 20, 2016

Ahmed Elmohamady’s secured a promotion playoff spot with a comeback 1-2 away win against Reading in the Championship.

Elmohamady was an unused sub in Hull City’s important game at Reading, and the visitors needed to clinch all three points in order to keep their automatic promotion hopes alive.

The hosts took the lead early in the game through defender Jake Cooper, who headed home from a set-piece delivery for the Royals.

In the 18th minute, forward Abel Hernandez leveled the score with a cool finish inside the box.

11 minutes before the end of the match, Andy Robertson unleashed a blistering low shot from the edge of the box to score what would prove to be the game-winning goal for the Tigers.

With this win, Hull City now sit in fourth place in the Championship with 76 points, and have secured their spot inside the top six which means the Tigers will be a part of the 2015-2016 promotion playoffs.

The win also meant Hull City keep their slim hopes of breaking into the top two – for automatic promotion to the English Premier League – alive.

Elmohamady who started his team’s last game, watched his teammates from the bench. Although the Egyptian has seen his playing time diminish since January, the 28-year-old right-back is nevertheless gradually cementing his place again, having played the full 90 minutes in his team’s two last outings.

It is worth noting Hull City’s next fixture will be on Saturday against Leeds at the KC Stadium. The Tigers will be looking to grab their third win in as many games.

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