Hey, kid – wanna watch some Robin van Persie hat-tricks? Sure you do.
You may have noticed the Manchester United striker ‘bagging’ a treble in last night’s 3-0 Champions League win over Olympiacos – well, that got us wondering how many times he’s done it before in competitive matches.
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The answer is 6 – yes, six Robin van Persie hat-tricks prior to last night’s – and here they are, for your delectation…
v Hungary, October 2013
Van Persie became Holland’s all-time leading goal-scorer – ahead of Patrick Kluivert, in case you were wondering – with a hat-trick in an 8-1 win.
v Aston Villa, April 2013
It was Manchester United’s third-to-last Old Trafford match of the Sir Alex Ferguson era when RVP hit three first-half strikes in a 3-0 win, sealing the Premier League title in the process.
His second, taken on the volley over his shoulder from a long Wayne Rooney pass, is one of the most beautiful strikes of a ball you’ll ever see.
v Southampton, September 2012
In his second league game for the Red Devils, RVP scored all three in a 3-2 win at St Mary’s, popping up in the 87th and 92nd minutes to overturn a 2-1 deficit in dramatic fashion.
v Blackburn Rovers, February 2012
His last hat-trick for Arsenal came in this 7-1 home league victory…
v Chelsea, October 2011
Van Persie’s second and third goals arrived in the 85th and 92nd minutes, securing an unforgettable 5-3 win at Stamford Bridge.
v Wigan Athletic, January 2011
His first competitive career hat-trick came when he netted all three in a 3-0 home league win over Wigan in which he also missed a penalty!
We hope you enjoyed your Robin van Persie hat-tricks. Perhaps there are more to come…