Random Great Goals: Robin Van Persie Spanks One In Off The Post Against Blackburn, 2005 (Video)

Chris Wright

9th, March 2015


By Chris Wright

On the very day (26th November 2005 to be exact) that Thierry Henry became the first ever Arsenal player to score 100 goals at Highbury, it was two of his junior colleagues that helped assure all three points were taken against Blackburn.

With Cesc Fabregas scoring the opener and Henry bringing up his century a matter of minutes before the break, Arsenal had to wait until the 90th minute for the victory to be sealed.

And seal it Robin van Persie did – emphatically so, in fact – when the 22-year-old Dutch prodigy cut in from the right wing and spanked an unstoppable, soon-to-be-signature bending shot in off Brad Friedel’s far-hand upright…

That thud off the post. So satisfying.

A selection of other random great goals on Pies…

Patrick M’Boma (Gamba Osaka) vs Shonan Bellmare
Roberto Cabanas (New York Cosmos) vs Tulsa Roughnecks
Thierry Henry (Arsenal) vs SC Wiez
Darren Barnard (Barnsley) vs Huddersfield
Juan Roman Riquelme (Boca Juniors) vs Corinthians
Hugo Almeida (Porto) vs Inter Milan
Paulo Wanchope (Costa Rica) vs Uruguay

Rivaldo And Friends (Olympiakos) vs PAOK
Jon Harley (Fulham) vs Aston Villa

Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus) vs Fiorentina
Dimitar Berbatov (Leverkusen) vs Roma
Dennis Tueart (Sunderland) vs Oxford United
Jari Litmanen (Finland) vs Norway
Keisuke Honda (Japan) vs Hong Kong

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  1. ssorg says:

    Even more satisfying is that he skips past Robbie Savage, who is desperately trying to hack at his heels.

  2. jackie wilshere says:

    this was my favorite arsenal goal for a long time. beating 3 oppo in midfield, dancing along the touchline, cut inside and then that finish? blimey

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