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22/05/2013 00:01,

Robin retains Golden Boot

Robin van Persie has won the Barclays Golden Boot for the second season in a row after scoring 26 Premier League goals for Manchester United in 2012/13.

The Dutch striker finished above Liverpool's Luis Suarez (23 goals) and Tottenham's Gareth Bale (21 goals) in his maiden campaign at Old Trafford to help Sir Alex's side win a 20th title.

Van Persie netted with his first shot in the red shirt in August's 3-2 home win over Fulham and his haul included several other memorable goals, including his stunning volley in the title-clinching win over Aston Villa.

The left-foot strike, following a 40-yard pass from Wayne Rooney, completed his hat-trick and was unsurprisingly voted United's Goal of the Season last week.
 
Robin received the Barclays Golden Boot trophy after the 5-5 draw at West Brom and will be given £30,000 by Barclays to donate to a charity of his choice.

He also won the award last season after bagging 30 goals for Arsenal, three more than Rooney managed for the Reds.

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RvP's 2012/13 stats

Games: 38
Minutes: 3,330
Goals: 26

Hat-tricks: Two (vs Southampton, 02/09/13 and Aston Villa, 22/04/13)

Where he scored them:
Home 12, Away 14

How he scored them:
Headers 1, Right foot 8, Left foot 17

Where he scored them:
Outside the box 3, Inside the box 15, Inside the six-yard box 8

Shots on target: 78
Shots off target: 54
Successful passes: 767
Pass completion rate: 74%
Assists: 15

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