A second-half brace from Huang Fengtao has given Shenzhen Ruby a surprise 2-0 win over Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese Super League.The striker opened the scoring on 79 minutes before sealing the win at the Huizhou Olympic Stadium with his second in the fifth minute of additional time.
Despite the win on Sunday, Philippe Troussier’s team remain in the relegation zone, while Shanghai Shenhua are seventh.
In another upset, a goal from Brazilian striker Leandro Netto helped Henan Jianye to a 1-0 win over the sixth-placed Shaanxi Chanba.
An 81st-minute penalty from Xu Wen gave Nanchang Bayi a 1-0 win over Dalian Shide to ensure they would remain just outside the relegation zone.
Elsewhere, Jiangsu Shuntian struck four times in the first half on their way to a 4-2 win over Liaoning Hongyun.
Serbian forward Aleksandar Jevtic hit a brace with goals from Komoliddin Tadjiev and Sun Ke giving Jiangsu a 4-0 lead.
China international Zhao Junzhe pulled a goal back just before the break and midfielder Yu Hanchao struck on 77 minutes, but it proved to be too late for Liaoning.
Qingdao Jonoon recorded a strong 3-1 win over Hangzhou Lucheng.
Liu Jian had given Qingdao an early lead before Uruguayan striker Paulo Pezzolano equalised nine minutes into the second half.
But goals from Zheng Long and forward Zhu Jianrong were enough to give them an important win and help them into ninth.
In other games, Changchun Yatai came from behind to gain a 2-2 draw against Chengdu Blades.
Colombian Javier Estupinan and Australian midfielder John Hutchinson had put the Blades two goals to the good before Zhang Wenzhao and Wang Wanpeng secured the visitors a draw.
Meanwhile, Argentine Luciano Olguin and Roda Antar exchanged goals as Tianjin Teda and Shandong Luneng played out a 1-1 draw.