The Super Eagles forward ensured the Tigers avoided their fifth loss of the season at the Development Area Stadium on Sunday
Brown Ideye scored his second league goal of the season as Tianjin Teda settled for a 1-1 draw against Odion Ighalo’s Changchun Yatai.
The Nigeria international netted the equaliser a minute into the second half to cancel out Sun Jie’s 16th minute opener.
Ideye was on parade for the ninth time in the Chinese Super League this season while compatriot Obi Mikel continues recovery from his surgery on the sidelines.
Ighalo who also played for the entire duration of the game, was cautioned in the 76th minute.
Changchun Yatai are placed 13th on the Chinese Super League log and will visit Hebei China Fortune F.C on May 27 while 11th placed Tianjin Teda visit Tianjin Quanjian on May 27.