Jiangsu Suning are on the brink of clinching the Chinese Women's Super League title after a pair of goals from Tabitha Chawinga inspired them to a 5-1 victory over Changchun on Friday.
After bowing to closest rival Shanghai, the Nanjing-based outfit returned to winning ways with a 1-0 win against Wuhan last week and were hoping to avoid another slip up in their title pursuit.
Chawinga, who returned from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualifier elimination with Malawi, scored twice on her league return to keep her Chinese side's title ambitions alive in Changchun.
Aside from Chawinga, Yang Li, Tang Jiali and Wu Chengshu also got on the scoresheet for Jiangsu as they claimed maximum points against their hosts despite Long Chen's effort.
Chawinga, who was a second-half substitute for Jiangsu, now has nine goals to return to the summit of the scorer chart - one above Shanghai's Miao Siwen.
Her teammate and Ghana's Elizabeth Addo, who played for 75 minutes, also provided one assist in the visitors' win to take her tally to eight this season.
The win means Jiangsu are eight points clear of their closest challengers Shanghai with 30 points from 11 games this season.
A win over Guangdong at home on Wednesday will see Jiangsu crowned the champions with two games to spear.
#CWSL | Changchun Dazhong Zhuoyue 1-5 Jiangsu Suning— China Women's Football (@ChinaWNFT) September 6, 2019
Jiangsu need just one more win in the final three matches to be crowned champions. A Tabitha Chawinga's brace plus Yang Li, Tang Jiali and Wu Chengshu goals gave the points to the visitors. Long Chen scored for Changchun. pic.twitter.com/Gezd0Xst1G
The African duo, who already celebrated a double with the Chinese Women's Football Championship and Women's FA Cup this season, will be hoping to ensure a treble in Wuhua County.