It is probably fair to say the context rather than the quality of the goal played a large part in Van Persie's success in our poll.
His 92nd-minute free-kick secured a 3-2 win for United at Manchester City, but was only made possible by a deflection off Samir Nasri.
Glen Johnson's belter for Liverpool against West Ham took second place, with Adam Johnson's superb goal for Sunderland against Chelsea a distant thrd.
Poll results - who scored the best Premier League goal of last weekend?
1- Robin van Persie (Manchester City v MANCHESTER UNITED) - 47%
2- Glen Johnson (West Ham v LIVERPOOL) - 36%
3- Adam Johnson (SUNDERLAND v Chelsea) - 7%
4- Pablo Zabaleta (MANCHESTER CITY v Manchester United) - 6%
5- Steven Whittaker (Swansea City v NORWICH CITY) - 4%