Wilson Chipangura, Guest Reporter
HAIKOU – Henan Jianye moved to third position in the 2022 Chinese Super League (CSL) table after a 1-0 win over Hangzhou Greentown in a match played at Wuyuan River Stadium on Sunday.
Jianye got the important goal from Yihao Zhong in the 58th minute to claim over Greentown who have been blowing hot and cold this season.
Henan Jianye had their cause helped by high-flying Wuhan Three Towns who trounced Shanghai Shenhua 4-2 to maintain a four point lead in the CSL with eight games played to date.
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Hangzhou Greentown have themselves to blame after missing a glut of chances in a game they dominated in all aspects.
Reliable strikers Nyasha Mushekwi and Croatian national Franko Andrijašević were not at their usual best as their watched Greentown squander the opportunity to move to seventh position.
Instead it was Jianye who moved up to third position with 17 points, five adrift of early pacesetters Wuhan Three Towns and a point behind Shandong Luneng.
Chinese Super League results
Meizhou Hakka 1-0 Shenzhen FC
Tianjin Teda 1-2 Beijing Guoan
Shandong Luneng 2-0 Guangzhou City
Henan Jianye 1-0 Hangzhou Greentown
Wuhan Three Towns 4-2 Shanghai Shenhua
Dalian Pro 2-2 Changchun Yatai