Manchester United revived its Premier League title defense with a 1-0 win over leader Arsenal as Robin van Persie scored against his former team for the third straight game.
Manchester City and Bayern Munich became the first teams to advance to the round of 16 in soccer’s Champions League, as Cristiano Ronaldo tied a record for goals in the group stage.
Manchester United came from behind to beat Stoke 3-2 in English soccer’s Premier League, as 10-man Arsenal defeated Crystal Palace 2-0 to maintain its hold on first place.
Arsenal stayed atop English soccer’s Premier League with a 4-1 home win over Norwich as defending champion Manchester United was forced to settle for a 1-1 home draw after Southampton scored late.
Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov increased his stake in English soccer team Arsenal to more than 30 percent.
Robin van Persie ended his wait for a first national soccer championship by scoring a hat trick to propel Manchester United to a record-extending 20th English league title.
Sergio Aguero scored twice as Manchester City routed defending champion Manchester United 4-1 in English soccer’s Premier League. Arsenal beat Stoke City 3-1 to top the standings.
Robin van Persie scored twice as Manchester United beat Wigan Athletic 2-0 in soccer’s Community Shield to give manager David Moyes his first trophy at the club.
Robin van Persie scored against his former club to help Manchester United beat 10-man Arsenal 2-1 to move into first place in English soccer’s Premier League.
Robin van Persie scored twice as Manchester United beat Wigan Athletic 2-0 to win soccer’s Community Shield today and give new manager David Moyes his first trophy at the club.
"It's always nice to score, especially at Wembley."
- Van Persie on Aug 11, 2013