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12th Oct 2018

Mo Salah scores for Egypt directly from a corner but withdraws with injury

Simon Lloyd

Mo Salah had a mixed night for Egypt on Friday

Salah scored his country’s final goal directly from a corner kick as they recorded a 4-1 win over Swaziland in Cairo. However, he was later forced to leave the field through injury towards the end of the game.

Salah appeared to pull up with a hamstring problem as the game entered stoppage time. Egypt had already made all three of their substitutes by this late stage and so had to complete the with ten players for the minutes that remained.

Although the severity of the injury is yet to be confirmed, Hany Ramzy, The Pharaohs’ assistant coach, suggested his decision to withdraw from the match was more a precaution than anything that may keep him out for the long-term.

“[The] initial diagnosis of the medical staff of [the] Egypt national team is that Salah has suffered a muscular injury,” he told BeIN Sports after the game.

“He will be examined to determine the details, but in my opinion it is not dangerous.”

So far this season, Salah has struggled to recapture the kind of goal-scoring form he displayed in his first campaign at Anfield – one which saw hime named PFA Player of the Year.

Liverpool entered the international break third in the Premier League, level on points with Manchester City and Chelsea but behind them by virtue of their slightly inferior goal difference. They return to action next weekend with a visit to Huddersfield Town.

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