Roundup: Wuhan takes China League One crown

Source: Xinhua| 2021-12-18 21:37:28|Editor: huaxia

WUHAN, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- Newly-promoted Wuhan Three Towns cruised to a 1-0 win over Meizhou Hakka to bag its first China League One title, in the last but one round of the season on Saturday.

In the decisive game for the championship between the season's No. 1 and No. 2 teams, Wuhan and Meizhou fully presented their prowess on attack and defence.

Wuhan's Sang Yifei scored the winner on a piercing pass from Nigerian striker Moses Ogbu in the 82nd minute. Meizhou paced up but failed to score.

With the victory, Wuhan sits at top with 79 points, five points more than the closest follower. Meanwhile, Meizhou has to fight for another berth in next season's Chinese Super League (CSL).

Established in 2018, Wuhan Three Towns has been promoted to the CSL in four years.

The other League One game played on Thursday settled the bottom two teams.

Beijing Institute of Technology defeated Xinjiang Tianshan Leopard 3-1 to snap its 16 winless streak, but still has to enter the playoffs against Qingdao Qingchundao, the fourth-place finisher of League Two, China's third tier football league.

While Xinjiang, marooned at the bottom of the League One table with nine points, will face Guangxi Pinguo Haliao, the third-place finisher of League Two. Enditem

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