Van Persie scores first goal since rejoining Feyenoord in win over Groningen

Robin van Persie scored his first goal since rejoining Feyenoord as Australia goalkeeper Brad Jones kept a clean sheet in the 3-0 home win over Groningen in the Eredivisie.

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Robin van Persie celebrates his goal for Feyenoord Source: Getty Images

Van Persie, who re-signed in January for the club he had left in 2004 to join Arsenal, completed the scoring with an excellent strike from just inside the box in the 78th minute, inside a minute after coming on as a substitute.

Jens Toornstra had put Feyenoord 1-0 up eight minutes into the second half, with Jerry St Juste then doubling the lead in the 72nd minute.

While Jones kept Groningen at bay throughout the contest, one-capped Socceroo Ajdin Hrustic was an used substitute for the visitors.

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Eredivise champions Feyenoord move up to fourth place on the table with the win.

Elsewhere, Sheraldo Becker's second-half goal steered ADO Den Haag to a 1-0 home victory over Vitesse.

Becker burst clear and slotted a right-footed effort past Remko Pasveer in the 53rd minute.

The win, the hosts' first in 2018, moved ADO up two places to eighth, three points behind seventh-placed Vitesse, who had been unbeaten since the turn of the year.


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Published 9 February 2018 at 10:26am
Source: PA Sport