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The Manchester United striker scored 26 goals as Sir Alex Ferguson's side secured a record 20th title, notching two hat-tricks to win the award by three strikes

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has picked up the Golden Boot for the second year in a row after finishing as the top goal scorer in the Premier League with 26 goals in the 2012-13 season.

THE KEY STATS
Total Games
Total Minutes

Total Goals
Assists
Hat-Tricks
Where he scored them
Headers
Right Foot
Left Foot
Outside Area
Inside Area
Inside six-yard box
Total shots on target
Total shots off target
Successful passes
Pass completion rate
38
3,330
26
15
2
Home: 12 Away: 14
1
8
17
3
15
8
78
54
767
74%
The Netherlands international finished above Liverpool's Luis Suarez (23 goals) and Tottenham's Gareth Bale (21 goals), in his debut season at Old Trafford to help Sir Alex Ferguson's side become Barclays Premier League champions for the 13th time.

Since scoring with his first shot as a United player in the 3-2 home win against Fulham, Van Persie has scored a number of memorable goals including the stunning volley against Aston Villa that helped the club clinch their 20th league title.

The left-footed volley, following a fantastic 40-yard pass from team-mate Wayne Rooney, was not only a part of his second hat-trick of the season, but also won Manchester United's Goal of the Season.

He received the Golden Boot trophy after United's thrilling 5-5 draw against West Brom at the Hawthorns and will be given £30,000 by Premier League sponsors Barclays to donate to a charity of his choice.

The Barclays Premier League is the biggest continuous annual global sporting event in the world. Last season more than 13.4m fans attended matches with average stadium occupancy in excess of 92% for the fifth season in a row. Across nine months of the year 380 matches are viewed in 212 territories worldwide. Coverage of the matches is available in approximately 650m households worldwide.

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