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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

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