With 11 games of the season remaining, Evergrande already look to have one hand on reclaiming the title they won last year after remaining 14 points clear of second-placed Shandong, who fell behind to Carmelo Valencia's opener today.
Roda Antar levelled three minutes later, but Valencia struck again on the hour mark to further damage Shandong's slim hopes of catching Evergrande for top spot.
Their defeat does not mean they are looking over their shoulders, however, as they are seven points clear in second after Beijing Guoan were held to a 3-3 draw at home to Jiangsu Shuntian.
Xizhe Zhang broke the deadlock in the 18th minute and while Jiayi Shao doubled Guoan's lead after 70 minutes, the match was turned on its head soon after.
Strikes from Xi Wu and Ke Sun in-between Egor Krimets' own goal - all in the space of eight minutes - put Jiangsu ahead before Shao spared the home side's blushes.
Liaoning moved up to fifth on goal difference despite being held to a 1-1 draw against Shanghai Shenxin, who grabbed a point after Yang Shanping put into his own goal just after the hour mark, which cancelled out Milos Trifunovic's 53rd-minute opener.
Goals in the 75th and 82nd minutes from Davi and Ayegbeni Yakubu ensured Guangzhou were 2-0 winners against Qingdao Zhongneng, while Changchun Yatai's encounter with Shanghai SIPG finished goalless.