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Ihezuo's brace inspires Henan Hushiang against champions Dalian Quanjian

The 22-year-old grabbed a brace to help her side record back-to-back win at the Henan Provincial Stadium on Saturday.

Chiwendu Ihezuo scored twice in Henan Hushiang's 5-1 triumph over holders Dalian Quanjian in a Chinese Women's Super League game on Sunday.

The Nigeria international, who joined Henan from Kazakhstan side BIIK Kazygurt in April, made a scoring debut in her side's 2-0 win against Dalian Quanjian at Luoyang Stadium on July 13.

Ahead of the second leg, Henan aimed to halt their losing streak, following three successive defeats against Shanghai, Wuhua and Changchun.

The 22-year-old forward ended her six-match drought as she opened the scoring for the hosts 11 minutes into the encounter at the Dalian Olympic Sports Centre.

Eight minutes later, Lou Jiahui doubled the lead for Henan when she scored her first of the season from a free-kick before hitting her brace and the third for her side on the 40th minute.

In the second half, Dong Jiabao scored the fourth goal of the match off the Dalian goalkeeper's mistake with a long-range effort in the 72nd minute.

However, the visitors secured their consolation from a deflection in the 85th minute before Ihezuo netted her brace to wrap up Henan's win on the 90th minute.

Ihezuo, who featured alongside Nigerian compatriot Onome Ebi, lasted the duration and has now scored three goals in eight games.

Despite the win, Henan remains sixth on the Chinese top-flight log with seven points from eight matches this season - three behind fifth-placed Beijing Phoenix.