Guangzhou Evergrande continued their winning ways with a third Chinese Super League victory of the season to keep them top of group A on nine points. The champions, who have won eight of the last nine CSL titles, beat Shenzhen 3-1 in Dalian, with goals from Wei Shihao, Zhang Linpeng and Paulinho. The China internationals put Fabio Cannavaro’s Evergrande 2-0 up at half-time, with Wei firing home from a rebound after a run from Yang Liyu and Zhang heading home from a corner. Cameroonian striker John Mary pulled a goal back for Shenzhen, his third in three games, also heading home from a corner, before Paulinho sealed the points with a tap-in from a Wei rebound. The Brazilian had just had a goal disallowed for offside. Shenzhen also had Hongkonger Dai Wai-tsun in their starting line-up for the third straight game since signing from Wolverhampton Wanderers in the English Premier League. He was replaced by Roberto Donadoni after 88 minutes. Wei has scored in every game since the league’s belated kick-off last month and sits atop the CSL top-scorers chart with four goals alongside Shanghai SIPG’s Ricardo Lopes Pereira. In Tuesday’s other game, Dalian Pro coach Rafael Benitez was left disappointed after his team lost to Jiangsu Suning, despite levelling with 10 minutes to go. Alex Teixiera thought he had put the Nanjing side ahead but his goal was chalked off by the referee after consulting VAR. The deadlock was finally broken by the Brazilian in the 74th minute with a towering header. Dalian’s former Newcastle United striker Salomon Rondon then headed home to draw level five minutes later. However, Benitez saw Eder score in the 84th minute to seal the win for Jiangsu, stepping up from the spot after a foul by Wang Yaopeng. This was the second game in a row that Dalian had given away a late penalty. This season sees the league’s 16 teams divided into two groups, with the top four in each progressing to play for the championship and the bottom four battling it out to avoid relegation. The first round of matches concludes at the end of September.