van Persie scores against old club as Man U defeats Arsenal

Manchester United went top of the Premier League, temporarily at least, as they beat Arsenal 2-1 on Saturday. Robin van Persie, playing against his former … Continue reading van Persie scores against old club as Man U defeats Arsenal


Manchester United went top of the Premier League, temporarily at least, as they beat Arsenal 2-1 on Saturday.

Robin van Persie, playing against his former club for the first time, put United ahead after three minutes and Wayne Rooney missed a penalty before a Patrice Evra header midway through the second-half doubled their advantage.

Jack Wilshere was then sent off for a second yellow card as United squandered a number of opportunities to increase their advantage.

Santi Cazorla bent in superb goal in the final seconds to reduce the deficit for the visitors

Robin van Persie’s goal meant he has scored in the past three meetings between the age-long foes.