Sunday 11 August 2013

Van Persie brace wins Community Shield

David Moyes credits first silverware to predecessor after Manchester United beat Wigan 2-0

  • Van Persie opened the scoring at Wembley with a superb header

  • The striker doubled the lead against Wigan with this shot

  • Van Persie and Moyes proudly show off the Community Shield

  • Jelavic, who scored the first goal for Everton, in against Betis at Goodison Park

A brace of goals from Robin van Persie steered Barclays Premier League champions Manchester United to a 2-0 victory over FA Cup winners Wigan Athletic in the FA Community Shield.

The striker scored in each half, the first a superb header, to give David Moyes his first silverware as the United manager, after succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson in the summer.

Moyes was quick to dedicate the silverware to his predecessor.

"Van Persie been very easy to work with, very receptive and helpful"
David Moyes

“There's a relief that you win anything,” he said. “You always want to do that … but this is Sir Alex's trophy really, it's for him the team has won this today.

“I was in charge of the team today but it's a reward for winning the Premier League under Sir Alex last season and I won't take too much credit for it. The ones in the future are going to have to come from me!”

Of Van Persie, Moyes had nothing but praise for the striker who was the leading scorer in the Barclays Premier League last season.

"It was a great header, a brilliantly guided header," Moyes said. "He's [Van Persie] been very easy to work with, very receptive and helpful."

In another match on Sunday, Moyes’s former team Everton won their final pre-season match, beating Real Betis 2-1 at Goodison Park. The victory for Roberto Martinez’s side was sealed by strikes from Nikica Jelavic and Kevin Mirallas.

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Key Points

  • Manchester United win the FA Community Shield beating Wigan 2-0
  • United's win caem courtesy of two goals from Robin van Persie
  • Everton win their final pre-season match 2-1 at home to Real Betis