Premier League: Salah & Elmohamady on target
Aston Villa substitute Ahmed Elmohamady scored with seven minutes remaining to give his beleaguered side a potential lifeline from relegation as they claimed a point in a 1-1 Premier League draw at Newcastle United on Wednesday.
Villa remained in the bottom two but will be buoyed by their fightback at St James’ Park after substitute Dwight Gayle had put the home team in front in the 68th minute.
Newcastle, who beat Sheffield United 3-0 on Sunday in their first game after the COVID-19 lockdown, stayed in 13th place as they advanced to 39 points from 31 games.
Villa are on 27 points, having drawn two of three games played in a seven-day spell after the league’s return to action.
Mohamed Salah scored his 17th Premier League goal as Liverpool moved a step closer to the title with a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace at Anfield on Wednesday that moved them within two points of securing the championship.
Salah also created another goal, leaving his mark on his first appearance after the Premier League was resumed earlier this month, having sat out the 0-0 draw with Everton on Sunday.
Juergen Klopp’s side could be crowned champions on Thursday if second-placed Manchester City fail to win at Chelsea.