Robin van Persie's hat trick saves United

September 2, 2012
By ESPN.com news services
Robin van Persie's hat trick helped Manchester United stage a dramatic late comeback to win 3-2 at Southampton and ensure Alex Ferguson's 1,000th league game at the helm would end in victory.

Rickie Lambert's header put the hosts in front after 16 minutes, although van Persie leveled seven minutes later with a fine strike.

Nathaniel Clyne's inopportune slip cost the Saints but the home side enjoyed their own dose of good fortune 10 minutes into the second half as Patrice Evra ...

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