John Mary's brace not enough as Mbia's Shanghai Shenhua win by the odd goal in five

By Angu Lesley 

Football Writer, 

Cameroon international John Mary Honi of Chinese side Shenzhen FC has scored his fourth goal in four games this season in the Chinese Super League.

The forward gave his side a 2nd minute lead against a Henan Jianye side of compatriot Christian Bassogog in this Monday’s match-day four fixture though the later was not in the Match-day squad.

Unfortunately for John, Shenzhen FC will find themselves in familiar territory over time.

A 33rd minute red card to Zhang Yuan reopened their defensive woes.
11 minutes after they were reduced to 10, veteran full-back Jiang Zhipeng put the ball pass his own keeper to level scores for Henan Jianye.

Four minutes upon resumption Congolese forward Thievy Guivane Bifouma Koulossa replaced Shenzhen FC’s top scorer John Mary on instruction from Italian coach Roberto Donadoni.

Brazilian forward Luiz Fernando da Silva Monte won it for the visitors through a 62nd minute strike that was the last goal in tough afternoon for the host.

The results extends Shenzhen FC’s winless run to three games and place them on the last-but-two spot on the log with three points from four games while Bassogog’s Henan is 5th of eight Clubs in Group A of the abridged Chinese Super League Championship.

Up next, on Saturday, Shenzhen FC travel to 3rd-placed Shandong Luneng for match-day 5 while Henan Jianye with five points so far return home to welcome second-seeded Guangzhou Evergrande on Friday.

Bassogog has been out of events at Henan Jianye sincce being tested positive for the Corona Virus last week while Mary has been simply unstoppable.
His four goals in four outings leaves him eyeing the lead scorer prize.

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