Mohamed Salah scored direct from a corner before leaving the pitch injured in Egypt’s 4-1 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying win over eSwatini.

The Liverpool forward, 26, put Egypt 4-0 up shortly before half-time with a left-footed corner from the right.

Salah, who has not scored in his past four Liverpool games, left the field with the Egypt physio after going down late on.

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Ahmed Elmohamady, Amr Warda and Mohamed ‘Trezeguet’ Hassan also scored.

The visitors scored a consolation through Sibonginkhosi Gamedze five minutes before full-time.

The result puts Egypt level on points with Group J leaders Tunisia, who play Niger on Saturday.

Defeat left eSwatini – formerly known as Swaziland – third bottom, without a win in three games.

Friday’s AFCON qualifying results

Group B: Cameroon 1-0 Malawi

Group C: Gabon 3-0 South Sudan, Mali v Burundi

Group D: Togo 1-1 Gambia, Algeria v Benin

Group H: Guinea 2-0 Rwanda, Ivory Coast 4-0 Central African Republic

Group I: Angola 4-1 Mauritania

Group J: Egypt 4-1 eSwatini

Group L: Cape Verde 3-0 Tanzania

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