FOOTBALL - Robin van Persie has lost the lead in the Premier League goalscoring table, and could still be on top if he did not lead another table: players hitting the woodwork most often in the Premier League this season. The Manchester United striker has connected with post and bar far more often than any other player.
FOOTBALL - Since his arrival at Manchester United last summer, Robin van Persie has not only scored heavily, but has also proved a key difference maker in the closing seconds of the game. His stoppage time strike averted FA Cup elimination against West Ham United. Previously this season, ‘RvP’ had scored stoppage time winners in Premier League away matches at Southampton and Manchester City.
FOOTBALL - Luis Suarez is a different player at home and away in the Premier League this season. At Anfield he scores most of his goals in the second half, while away from home he nets most of his goals in the first 45 minutes. Read more to see how this compares to other PL top scorers this season.
FOOTBALL - On Tuesday, Manchester United won 4-0 at Wigan Athletic to break the record for biggest EPL away win on New Year’s Day. The previous record was 0-3. Arsenal won by this scoreline at Wimbledon in 1994 and at Birmingham City in 2011. Blackburn Rovers won 3-0 at Wigan on 1 January 2007.
FOOTBALL - Robin van Persie scored his 27th Premier League goal in 2012 when he netted in the final minute against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. The closest player who can still score more in this year is Luis Suarez. He needs 11 goals at Queens Park Rangers to overtake Van Persie on Sunday.
FOOTBALL - Robin van Persie scored the fastest goal of the 2012/2013 Premier League season, his strike after 33 seconds erasing the mark of 52 seconds established by Arsenal’s Theo Walcott some 15 minutes earlier. It was the fastest Premier League goal at Old Trafford in nearly 11 years.
FOOTBALL - Robin van Persie scored against his former club Arsenal in Manchester United’s 2-1 win against the Gunners. With that goal RVP completed his PL set. He has now scored against all current PL clubs. Check out against which club he has netted most.
FOOTBALL - A top-league top scorer changing clubs is often causing a lot of attention all around the world. This summer, we saw Olivier Giroud moving to Arsenal after being top scorer of the French top flight. Elsewhere, you have probably heard a bit about the top scorers from Italy and England changing clubs as well, unless you have been on a very long holiday.
FOOTBALL - Robin van Persie has been voted the PFA Players’ Player of The Year for the 2011/2012 season. The Premier League top scorer and Arsenal captain is the third Dutchman to win the award behind Dennis Bergkamp (1997/1998) and Ruud van Nistelrooy (2001/2002). He is the first Arsenal player to take home the honours after Thierry Henry won his second in a row in 2004.
FOOTBALL - Almost every PL team has a talisman, a superstar. Special players who are expected to take care of business in front of goal. These men are ruthless, doing the simple things well whilst punishing the slightest mistake or scoring goals out of nothing. Click below to read about the Premier League’s finest. And see where Robin van Persie stacks up.
FOOTBALL - Arsenal produced their latest match winning goal in PL club history when Thomas Vermaelen knocked in the game winner in the fifth -and last- minute of stoppage time. Their triumph at the death extended the Gunners’ PL winning streak to five matches. Robin van Persie’s 26th goal of the season set a PL single season record for most goals by a Dutchman, overtaking the 25 by Ruud van Nistelrooy in 2002/2003.
FOOTBALL - Robin van Persie scored his 25th goal of the current Premier League season, netting a brace to beat Liverpool 2-1 at Anfield. He equalled the highest goal tally ever by a Dutchman in the Premier League (25 by Ruud van Nistelrooy in 2002/2003) and he now needs nine from his last 11 matches to equal the PL single season record of 34 (Andy Cole in 1993/1994 and Alan Shearer in 1994/1995).