Robin van Persie scores Manchester United's second goal against Chelsea

Robin van Persie has put in an absolutely dominant 15-minute spell against Chelsea, who haven't been able to contain him, and he's fired Manchester United 2-0 ahead of the Blues. While United's first goal will be scored as an own goal to David Luiz, it was created by van Persie's brilliance. This time, he'll be credited for a goal, scored in the 12th minute.

The assist was an absolutely beautiful one, perhaps even better than van Persie's excellent finish. He was picked out by Antonio Valencia, who hit a fantastic low cut-back cross from the right flank. Van Persie found space and lost his man, then poked in a great right-footed finish with his first touch.

Chelsea have looked in control for much of the first 15 minutes of the match, but they've been absolutely taken apart on the counter on two occasions. The Blues were probably hoping to control the match for a while before getting too aggressive, but their plans have been flipped upside down.

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