Premier League - Van Persie strike wins Goal of the Week

Robin van Persie's stunning finish on his full Manchester United debut has won our reader poll to find the Premier League Goal of the Week.

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Van Persie's superb strike (AFP)

The former Arsenal captain opened his account for his new club with a deftly guided volley to steer Patrice Evra's cross past Mark Schwarzer and into the far corner as United ran out 3-2 winners over Fulham.

The Netherlands striker's effort garnered a huge 42 per cent of the votes cast by Eurosport-Yahoo! readers.

In second place was Luis Suarez's low free-kick bent around the Manchester City wall as Liverpool held champions Manchester City to a 2-2 draw at Anfield.

And close behind in third was Fernando Torres's brilliant finish into the top corner with the outside of his foot after a clever backheeled return pass from new Chelsea star Eden Hazard.

Poll results - who scored the best Premier League goal of last weekend?

1. Robin van Persie (Man United v Fulham) 42%

2. Luis Suarez (Liverpool v Man City) 26%

3. Fernando Torres (Chelsea v Newcastle) 24%

4. Steven Pienaar (Aston Villa v Everton) 7%

5. Simeon Jackson (Norwich v QPR) 1%

(8313 votes cast as of 12:00 Friday August 31)

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