Aussies in Asia: Sainsbury scores in China

Caltex Socceroo Trent Sainsbury was on target overnight in a big win for his club Jiangsu Suning, while a former Hyundai A-League favourite was red-carded in the K-League.

Jiangsu won 4-0 over Hebei FC with the Australian defender scoring the fourth goal of the night. 

The Socceroo even pulled out a Kangaroo style celebration. 

Meanwhile, Australians Ryan McGowan, Dario Vidosic and Michael Thwaite met as McGowan's Henan Jianye defeated Liaoning Hongyun 2-1. 

McGowan played a full game while the former Glory defender Thwaite was a 46th minute sub for Vidosic. 

And Matt Spiranovic was on the end of a heavy defeat as Graziano Pelle's Shandong Luneng defeated Tim Cahill's former club Hangzhou Greentown 4-1. 

Matt Spiranovic also started despite being in doubt ahead of kick-off with a virus.

In the K-League former Victory defender Adrian Leijer was red carded in the 74th minute as a nine-man Suwon held on to win 1-0 over Ali Abbas's Pohang Steelers.