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Van Persie gifts Man Utd 1-0 win against Arsenal

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Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2013-11-11

Robin van Persie tormented former club Arsenal once again by scoring the only goal in Manchester United's 1-0 victory over the Premier League leaders on Sunday, lifting the champions to fifth place.

Champions Manchester United beat Premier League leaders Arsenal 1-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday with Robin van Persie once again tormenting his former team mates with a soaring first half header.

The result left Arsenal on 25 points from 11 matches, two clear of Liverpool, with United moving ominously up to fifth on 20 ahead of local rivals Manchester City, who were stunned 1-0 at struggling Sunderland and drop to eighth on 19 points.

The day's big match was a litmus test for both sides, with the North Londoners arriving as the form team eager to end years of hurt at United and charge 11 points clear of their old rivals who are under new management.

Alex Ferguson may have been watching from the stands rather than shouting from the bench but David Moyes' side ensured the outcome remained depressingly familiar for the Gunners, who have now won only one of their last 10 league encounters with United.

It was Arsenal's first away defeat since March after a run of 15 games unbeaten in all compeitions and thrust United right back into the title race after a faltering start to the campaign.

Van Persie bagged his seventh league goal of the season when the Dutchman rose to meet a Wayne Rooney corner kick and head home at the far post in the 27th minute.

Arsenal failed to live up to expectations, creating few chances on a strangely muted evening for their record signing Mesut Ozil, and could even have found themselves 2-0 behind after an hour when Rooney shot just wide.

(REUTERS)

Date created : 2013-11-10

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