[Video Goals] Southampton 1-2 Man Utd: van Persie Double Sends Utd Third

By on December 8, 2014

Manchester United moved up to third in the table after beating Southampton 2-1 at St Marys this evening thanks to a double from Robin van Persie.

United opened the scoring early on when van Persie latched onto a backpass from Jose Fonte to cooly tuck home past Fraser Forster for 0-1.

The hosts levelled things up midway through the first half when Graziano Pelle was on hand to fire high into the roof of the net from 8 yards out.

However, van Persie won it for the Red Devils as he poked home a Wayne Rooney free-kick through the legs of Forster in the 70th minute to sent the visiting fans wild.

Southampton pushed for an equaliser but United held on to claim a huge three points which sees them leap into third place in the Premier League table.

Watch highlights and the goals from the game here:

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