Griffiths on target for Beijing Guoan
Australian striker Joel Griffiths scored the only goal of the game to keep Beijing Guoan top of the Chinese Super League as they edged arch-rivals Tianjin Teda at home 1-0.
"I will give credit to Joel for the valuable winner he scored today," said Beijing coach Lee Jang-soo. "Overall, our performance was fairly good today."
Beijing now have 22 points and are on a four-game winning streak.
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Defending champions Shandong Luneng are level on points with the capital side after they defeated Hangzhou Lucheng 1-0 away, but lie second due to goal difference. Li Jinyu scored for Shandong after 24 minutes.
Elsewhere, Henan Jianye remain four points back in third after they narrowly beat Changchun Yatai 1-0 thanks to a 82nd-minute strike from Neituo, while Guangzhou Guangyao are a point behind in fourth after they got the better of Shanghai Shenhua 2-1.
Changchun also have 17 points in fifth, as do sixth-placed Dalian Shide who were held to a 0-0 draw with Shaanxi Baorong.
In the day's other games Chongqing Lifan were held by Chengdu Blades 1-1 and Changsha Ginde beat Jiangsu Shuntian 2-1.