Tim Cahill's response to Shanghai Shenhua exit talk was a second goal in as many games on Wednesday night (AEST).
The Socceroo netted his side's first goal as it suffered a 3-2 loss to Jiangsu Sainty in Nanjing.
It was a trademark Cahill goal seven minutes into the second half.
With his side trailing 2-0, the 35-year-old got on the end of a Wang Yun corner to bullet in a header off the crossbar.
Shanghai Shenhua levelled at 2-2 before Vidar Kjartansson scored the winner for the hosts.
The goal was Cahill's second in as many games since reports the club was looking to offload him.
It was his third for Shanghai Shenhua since he joined the club earlier this year.comments