Wednesday 22 May 2013
Robin van Persie has won the Barclays Golden Boot for the second year in a row after finishing as the top goalscorer in the Barclays Premier League with 26 goals during the 2012/13 season.
The Manchester United striker finished above Liverpool's Luis Suarez (23 goals) and Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale (21 goals), in his debut season at Old Trafford to help Sir Alex Ferguson's side become League champions for the 13th time.
The 29-year-old Dutchman, who won the award with 30 goals for Arsenal last season, scored with his first shot as a United player in the 3-2 home win against Fulham. Since then Van Persie has scored a number of memorable goals including the stunning volley against Aston Villa that helped the club clinch the title.
Van Persie received the Barclays Golden Boot trophy after United's 5-5 draw against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns and will be given £30,000 by Barclays to donate to a charity of his choice.
Total matches 38
Total minutes 3,330
Total goals 26
Hat-tricks 2 (v Southampton, 2 Sep; v Aston Villa, 22 Apr)
Where goals were scored Home: 12; away: 14
How goals were scored Headers: 1; right foot: 8; left foot: 17
Where goals were scored Outside area:3; inside: 15; inside six-yard box: 8
Total shots on target 78; Total shots off target 54
Successful passes 767; Pass completion rate 74%
|Robin van Persie||Manchester United||26|
|Gareth Bale||Tottenham Hotspur||21|
|Christian Benteke||Aston Villa||19|
|Miguel Michu||Swansea City||18|
|Robin van Persie||Manchester United||15|
|Carlos Tevez||Manchester City||14|
|Asmir Begovic||Stoke City||38||0|
|Joe Hart||Manchester City||38||0|
|Jussi Jaaskelainen||West Ham United||38||0|
|James McCarthy||Wigan Athletic||38||0|
|Jonathan Walters||Stoke City||38||0|
|Robin van Persie||Manchester United||38||3|
|Joe Hart||Manchester City||18|
|Asmir Begovic||Stoke City||12|
|David De Gea||Manchester United||11|
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