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Elmohamady’s Aston Villa beat Leeds to seal Championship playoff spot

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Egypt international played the whole game as secured their spot in the Championship play-offs with a 1-0 victory over Leeds United on Friday.

The victory secured The Villans a top-six finish, which seal them a place in the play-offs held between the teams finishing from 3rd to 6th. In addition, they remain in hunt for the second automatic promotion place to the Premier League.

The hosts took a 1-0 lead around the half-hour mark after Lewis Grabban, who’s on loan from Bournemouth, headed in Jack Grealish’s cross from the left at Villa Park.

Following the victory, Villa sit fourth with 79 points from 43 games. They’re two points behind second-placed Fulham who played a game less. Cardiff City are third with 80 points from 41 games. Elmohamady’s side will next face 12th-placed Ipswich Town F.C. on April 21.

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