Yang Chaosheng scored what would be the only goal for Changchun Yatai in a 1-0 home victory over the recently promoted Nantong Zhiyun.
In a game that Yatai should have put the bed early, with a number of Super League-quality players in the line-up, it took the home side 77 minutes to finally break the deadlock.
Nantong fans will surely feel hard done by with the close result, seeing their team hold on to a 0-0 scoreline for the majority of the match – with a draw earning the club their first point of the season.
But it wasn’t to be as 25-year-old striker Yang Chaosheng broke the deadlock and secured Changchun Yatai their second victory in three games – helping to keeping them towards the top of the table.
With a number of other games still to play, Yatai
With Shaanxi having played one game more than every other team currently sitting near the top, Changchun Yatai have a legitimate shot of keeping pace and pushing towards promotion as long as they can continue to pick up crucial points.
The close home tie for Yatai continued to highlight what a superb signing Yang Chaosheng is proving to be for the North-Eastern club.
Yang had a bright future ahead of him while playing with Guangzhou Evergrande’s system – having loan spells out to Liaoning and Wuhan Zall during that time.
A regular at youth international level, Yang suffered a horrific leg break in 2016 while on-loan at Wuhan that derailed his once-promising career.
Released by Evergrande after the 2018 season, Yatai moved quickly to secure the services of the pacy striker – with early returns being extremely promising.
Yang’s goal against Nantong is his third in three games, with the 25-year-old also scoring the club’s fourth goal on the opening day of the season before opening the scoring in their 2-1 loss to Guizhou Zhicheng (pictured).
If Yang is able to maintain a steady pace of goals then Changchun Yatai fans will have plenty of hope for their promotion push, with Tan Long also providing some promising attacking options out wide.
The 1-0 game will be viewed as somewhat of a disappointment for the home side, but the continued production of Yang Chaosheng and the three points will no doubt satisfy the majority at the end of the day.
Next Saturday will provide Yatai another opportunity to claim three points when they welcome Nanton’s fellow strugglers Nei Mongol Zhongyou to the Changchun City Stadium.