Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 4/28/13
Robin van Persie scored on his return to Arsenal as newly-crowned Premier League champions Manchester United drew 1-1 at Emirates Stadium. On his first appearance back at his former home since last summer's ?24million move to Old Trafford, the Dutchman converted a penalty late in the first half to cancel out Theo Walcott's early opener. Arsenal had given United a guard of honour before kick-off after Sir Alex Ferguson's team won the league on Monday and the gesture passed without any controversy despite all the pre-match speculation. But that Van Persie was the man to equalise only added to the frustration of Arsenal's fans, who had booed their former hero throughout and ended the game aware they had missed a chance to open daylight over derby rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the battle for the top four. Inevitably, with just two minutes on the clock, Van Persie, who could be named PFA Player of the Year on Sunday night, was involved in the opening goal but it was not in the manner t...
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