Aston Villa’s Elmohamady heads in to salvage precious draw at Newcastle

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Ahmed Elmohamady and Steve Bruce go back a long way. The Egypt wing-back has been signed by the Newcastle manager at three separate clubs and some on Tyneside were surprised he did not follow his mentor to the north-east last summer.

Instead, Elmohamady stayed put at Aston Villa and on Wednesday night, on as a substitute, he bit the hand that once fed him by heading Conor Hourihane’s whipped-in corner beneath Martin Dubravka, who was arguably at fault.

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