Champions! Man Utd 3-0 Aston Villa – RVP Hat-Trick Fires Red Devils To 20th Title (Photos & Highlights)

Alan Duffy

22nd, April 2013


By Alan Duffy

Manchester United 3-0 Aston Villa – Premier League – 22nd April 2012

A single never wins a trophy for his team on his own, but in signing Robin Van Persie from Arsenal in the summer, Sir Alex Ferguson made the decisive purchase of the season.

The Dutchman’s goals have been key to United’ success this season and against a lacklustre Villa side, he banged in three to secure his first league title and his club’s 20th.

Wayne Rooney was the architect of Van Persie’s first two goals, the second of which was a magnificent volley while Ryan Giggs, now the proud owner of an incredible 13 Premier League winners’ medals, set up the striker for his third. And that was that.

Arguably, this isn’t the best of Fergie’s title-winning sides, with his midfield maybe lacking the dominant qualities of the past. However, the Red Devils’ firepower has simply blasted the club to another deserved title. Arsenal fans will no doubt be delighted at the prospect of seeing their players provide the customary guard of honour for the visiting RVP and United at the Emirates next weekend.

As for Paul Lambert’s Villans, they are just three points above the drop-zone, having played a game more than 18th place Wigan.




Photos: PA

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  1. Sultan says:

    GGMU !!!! Cant wait for Arsenal next weekend….my mates are like maybe they should send a weaker team so that Arsenal qualify :P !!

  2. Rob says:

    A hat trick of offside goals, only at old trafford!

  3. Jarren says:

    There may have been a touch of offside on all three goals, but they were all so marginal that blame can’t really be attached.

    Look at the replays of all three and tell me any of them were obvious to the linesman upon his 1st and only viewing.

    So no, let’s not have any offside conspiracies. As if United would have fallen to a defeat to Villa even if all 3 had of been rules offside.

    Stop moaning. The best team won the game and the league.

    To say otherwise is to be in denial.

    PS: Van Persie’s 2nd goal: Sublime.

  4. Gazza says:

    Where are all the calls for video refs to get offside decision correct?

    It amazes me how people bang on about goal line but never offsides (im personally against all video technology, we should keep the beautiful game simple and interesting)

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