China League One: Picking the best games in Round 30

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Hunan Xiangtao (10th) – Shenzhen Ruby (8th) Hunan are in complete and utter freefall, and their astounding collapse in the last few months has caught many by surprise. The team who was in second place in the table at the midway point in the season and had one of the best home records going back several years […]

Shanghai East Asia Leave It Late To Silence Hohhot Dongjin


An 81st minute strike from captain Wang Shenchao give Shanghai East Asia a priceless 1-0 victory over the struggling Hohhot Dongjin on Sunday night, restoring the home side’s four point lead at the top of the table in what was a scrappy, frenetic and remarkable game. East Asia had the best chance in an error […]

Wasteful East Asia nullified by robust Chongqing FC


Wasteful finishing, inspired goal keeping and some terrible gamesmanship from both teams were all critical factors in Shanghai East Asia’s 0-0 draw with the visiting Chongqing FC on Saturday. The hosts remain five points clear of second place Wuhan Zull in China League One but it could and should have been so much more against a […]

China League One: Picking the best games of Round 24

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Shanghai East Asia (1st) vs. Chongqing FC (10th) Having put second place Tianjin Songjiang to the sword in their previous game, Shanghai East Asia now have to keep things going against their guests from Chongqing. The league leaders are now seven games away from promotion but need to make the most of their next three […]

Late flurry seals the deal for East Asia in critical home victory


Deft managing at a crucial point in the game was the difference in a nervy and often controversial match between Shanghai East Asia and the visiting Tianjin Sonjiang which the home side won 3-0. Cheered on by the relatively large crowd that were in attendance – including at least a hundred Shenhua fans standing side […]

China League One: Picking the best games of Round 23

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Shanghai East Asia (1st) – Tianjin Songjiang (2nd) Uh-oh. Could this finally be the week that East Asia’s luck runs out? Still four points ahead of their rivals, Shanghai East Asia might struggle to keep things that way with the visit of Tianjin Songjiang, currently second in the table but desperately needing a win themselves […]

Weary East Asia Share The Points With Fujian

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Another week, another frustrating game for Shanghai East Asia. The seemingly perpetual China League One leaders drew 1-1 away with Fujian Smart Hero in a relatively dull clash that the visitors needed to win but ultimately seemed happy to draw. Fujian came into the game with a marginally better run of recent results and for the first […]

China League One: Picking The Best Games In Round 22

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Fujian Smart Hero (10th) – Shanghai East Asia (1st) Having officially become the most unpredictable outfit in China League One, Shanghai East Asia are now an absolute nightmare to evaluate and assess before each new round of games. The same team with almost the same personnel that is one week coolly dismantling most of the […]

China League One: Picking the best games in Round 21

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Shanghai East Asia (1st) – Beijing Baxy (16th) Shanghai East Asia, having been beaten for the third time in five games, now have the lifeline of a game against the division’s bottom side and if the former can’t get the job done in front of their home fans this week, the red half of Shanghai […]

Ruthless Hunan punish Shanghai East Asia

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Shanghai East Asia suffered yet another untimely loss, this time away to second place Hunan Xiangtao. The league leaders saw their lead slashed to four points after failing to hold their nerve against a talented but somewhat mercurial home team. The visitors made the most of  the damp conditions in Changsha to get under the […]