Ahmed Elmohamady

Elmo signs off on a high

by Ashley Houghton

Loanee helps Hull seal promotion from the Championship.

Ahmed Elmohamady finished his loan spell with Hull City in fine fashion over the weekend as the Tigers secured a nail-biting return to the Barclays Premier League with a 2-2 draw with Championship winners Cardiff City.

The Egyptian international was prominent in the celebrations for Steve Bruce’s side as Hull had to endure a nervy 15 minutes as they awaited the finish of Watford’s game with Leeds.

Tigers’ striker Nick Proschwitz missed a late spot-kick at 2-1 before Nicky Maynard’s late penalty levelled for Cardiff which meant that if the Hornets were to beat Leeds, Hull would be in the play-offs.

Gianfranco Zola’s side were defeated by a late Ross McCormack strike, though, and City were left to celebrate their return to the top flight after three seasons in the second tier.

Elsewhere, there were no celebrations for Ji Dong-Won as Augsburg lost 2-0 at Europa League chasing Freiburg in the German Bundesliga.

The South Korean international played 90 minutes as goals from Cedric Makiadi and Jonathan Schmid, either side of half time, secured the points for the home side.

Ji’s side now travel to UEFA Champions League finalists Bayern Munich next week before they host bottom of the league Greuther Furth on the final day of the season.