Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s strike against Manchester United on Monday saw the Arsenal striker close the gap on Manchester City rival Sergio Aguero in the Golden Boot race.
The Gunners star moved level with Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham, with the pair now one goal behind Aguero’s eight.
VAR was needed to award Aubameyang’s goal at Old Trafford after his effort was initially ruled out for offside by the officials.
The Gabonese said afterwards: “I think we took the ball, I got a great pass. I was sure I was not offside, I was surprised the referee whistled, but I tried to finish because I was sure.
“I just heard the crowd say it was offside, but then it was a goal so I was happy.
“It’s a strange feeling (waiting for a VAR review), you cannot celebrate 100 per cent, but it’s OK. I am happy.”
Aubameyang will be hoping to continue his fine scoring run when Arsenal host Bournemouth today.
Aguero’s City are also in action this afternoon, hosting Wolves, while Chelsea travel to Southampton.
Liverpool, meanwhile, extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to eight points with a 2-1 victory over Leicester.
Sadio Mane was on the scoresheet for the Reds, taking his tally to five for the season.
A sublime pass from Reds midfielder James Milner put Mane through on goal and the Senegalese forward later admitted it took him by surprise.
Mane said: “The assist was just incredible. I didn’t expect that he saw me because usually he never gives me that kind of ball!
“It was just a great assist from Milner and I just try to finish each ball. Lucky boy, I just finished this one and I’m happy to score a goal, especially as we got the three points.”
Premier League top scorers
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – 8 goals, 2 assists
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) – 7 goals, 0 assists
Tammy Abraham (Chelsea) – 7 goals, 0 assists
Teemu Pukki (Norwich City) – 6 goals, 2 assists
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – 6 goals, 0 assists
Sadio Mane (Liverpool) – 5 goals, 1 assist
Jamie Vardy (Leicester) – 5 goals, 1 assist
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) – 5 goals, 1 assist
Callum Wilson (Bournemouth) – 5 goals, 0 assists
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – 4 goals, 3 assists
Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) – 4 goals, 1 assist
Sebastien Haller (West Ham) – 4 goals, 1 assist
Wesley (Aston Villa) – 4 goals, 1 assist
Ashley Barnes (Burnley) – 4 goals, 0 assists
Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) – 3 goals, 3 assists
Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) – 3 goals, 2 assist
John McGinn (Aston Villa) – 3 goals, 1 assist
Harry Wilson (Bournemouth) – 3 goals, 0 assists
Mason Mount (Chelsea) – 3 goals, 0 assists
Daniel James (Manchester United) – 3 goals, 0 assists
Chris Wood (Burnley) – 3 goals, 0 assists
Andriy Yarmolenko (West Ham) – 3 goals, 0 assists
Neal Maupay (Brighton) – 3 goals, 0 assists
Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) – 3 goals, 0 assists
Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City) – 2 goals, 8 assists