Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan came off the bench to score as Shaghai SIPG drew 2-2 away with Henan Jianye in the Chinese Super League on Wednesday.
The Black Stars captain replaced Brazilian midfielder Davi in the 57th minute but it took the 29-year-old just nine minutes to announce his presence after finishing off a perfect pass from Wu Lei.
Bi Jinhao opened the scoring for the home side in the 30th minute but their lead was cut short by Wenjun Lu for Shanghai SIPG in the 45th minute.
Gyan was named on the bench by coach Sven Goran Eriksson but his entry rejuventaed title chasing SIPG who took the lead for the first time through the former Sunderland forward.
SIPG however coudlnt hold on to their lead as Bi Jinhao netted their equaliser in the 68th minute.
Shanghai SIPG have now slipped to the second spot on the league log, with Guangzhou Evergrande topping on 47 points, one point above Gyan’s SIPG.