China Wrap: Evergrande win again as title nears

The defending champions were made to work hard for their victory by the hosts, who took the lead courtesy of Chen Jie's deflected 24th-minute opener on Saturday.

But Marcello Lippi's side, who came into the game on the back of an eight-game league winning streak, fought back two minutes before half-time thanks to Zhang Linpeng's well-taken strike.

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