Peter Utaka out shone compatriot Yakubu Aiyegbeni in a China Super League match when his brace helped Beijing Guoan beat Guangzhou R&F 6-0.

Utaka scored to give his side a 4-0 lead in the 70th minute, before he completed his brace with the sixth goal in the 90th minute.

The younger Utaka now has 10 goals to his credit in the league and his team Beijing Guoan are third with 40 points from 24 matches, while Yakubu’s Guangzhou R&F are fifth with 32 points from 24 matches.

Aiyegbeni was substituted in the 42nd minute by Rostyn Graffiths.

Obafemi back with a bang

Nigeria striker Obafemi Martins has returned to action for MLS club Seattle Sounders after injury layoff with a goal.

Martins opened scoring for Seattle in the third minute to help his team record a 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake FC on Saturday.

Seattle Sounders now top the MLS Western Conference table with 49 points from 27 matches.

The former Levante and Rubin Kazan of Russia striker now has eight goals and three assists to his credit this season.

Last week, Martins returned to action against Chicago Fire after four weeks on the sidelines.

The powerful forward had not played since suffering an ankle injury on August 10.


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