Manchester United 3, Aston Villa 0

Man United wins title on RVP's hat trick

April 22, 2013
By Associated Press
MANCHESTER, England -- Robin van Persie swept Manchester United to a record-extending 20th English league title on Monday, scoring a first-half hat trick in a 3-0 win over Aston Villa as the runaway leaders wrapped up the championship with four games to spare.

The Netherlands striker has been the driving force behind United's bid to reclaim the trophy off neighbor Manchester City, and he led the charge at Old Trafford by scoring the opener after only 83 seconds and then steering ...

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