Beijing Guoan win Chinese Super League for 1st time
Beijing Guoan became China's champions for the first time on Saturday when a 4-0 victory over Hangzhou Greentown gave them the Chinese Super League title.
Honduran Emil Martinez grabbed a hat-trick and defender Zhou Ting added a penalty in front of a 60,000 crowd at the Workers' Stadium to win the capital club their first championship since a professional national league was formed in 1994.
Defeat for Hangzhou, who lost 8-2 to Manchester United in a friendly in July, meant they took the second relegation spot in the 16-team league. Chongqing Lifan were already down.
Thousands of police were mobilised for the match in the Chinese capital after fans rioted on Thursday when tickets for the game sold out.