Ighalo on target as Shanghai Shenhua suffer defeat at home

Ighalo on target as Shanghai Shenhua suffer defeat at home


Odion Ighalo on target as Shanghai Shenhua suffered 3-1 home defeat to Jiangsu Suning in the Chinese Super League encounter at Hongkou Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.

The 30-year-old 2019 Africa Cup of Nation Golden Boot winner notched his 11th goal of the season from the penalty spot in the 42nd minute during the final game of the campaign after van Santini had given Jiangsu Suning an early lead in the 24th minutes of the clash.

Shanghai Shenhua defender Zhu Chenjie scored an own-goal that saw the visiting take the lead five minutes after the restart of the second stanza of the tie before Croatian forward Santini completes his brace in 68th minute to seal the three points for the away team.

Shanghai Shenhua sits in the 13th position with 30 points while Jiangsu Suning are fifth with 50 points.

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