China: Ighalo Fires Blanks, Ujah Scores As Yatai Fall, Hongyun Win

China: Ighalo Fires Blanks, Ujah Scores As Yatai Fall, Hongyun Win

Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo and his Chinese Super League club Changchun Yatai suffered their third straight league defeat after losing 2-0 at home to Shandong Luneng on Sunday just as Anthony Ujah scored to help Liaoning Hongyun to victory, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Shandong Luneng’s two goals were scored by Senegalese and former Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse.

Cisse, who was partnered in attack by former Southampton striker Graziano Pelle, opened scoring in the 59th minute before wrapping the game up in the 81st minute.

Ighalo was in action for Changchun Yatai and played for 90 minutes.

Since joining Changchun from Watford in the January transfer window, Ighalo is yet to score.

The defeat means Changchun are bottom in the 16-team league table.

Ighalo’s compatriot Ujah was on target for Liaoning Hongyun in a 3 – 1 win over Jiangsu Suning also in the CSL on Sunday.
Former Werder Bremen star Ujah scored Hongyun’s second goal in the 69th minute to make it 2-1 to the hosts.
James Chamanga opened scoring for Hongyung with a penalty in the 30th minute, but Suning equalised eight minutes later through Song Wang.
Yu Yang made it 3-1 for the hosts in the 87th minute to seal the win.

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