Klaas-Jan Huntelaar pulled closer to Cristiano Ronaldo at the top of the European Golden Boot standings with a hat-trick for Ajax.
The 24-year-old striker hit his 30th, 31st and 32nd league goals of the current campaign in Ajax's 4-1 drubbing of De Graafshap on Sunday, to close the gap on Man Utd star Ronaldo at the top of the standings.
The Portuguese winger grabbed his 27th Premier League strike of an extraordinary campaign as United held Middlesbrough 2-2 at the Riverside Stadium.
Ronaldo (54pts) remains on top because the Golden Boot competition organisers value English league goals at a higher rate than those scored in Holland, where Huntelaar's 32 have earned him 48 points.
But the Ajax striker is well clear at the top of the Dutch goalscoring charts and is on course to break Coen Dillen's Eredivisie scoring mark of 43 in a season, set while playing for PSV Eindhoven in 1956/57.