English roundup: Van Persie's hat trick saves United at Southampton
Robin van Perise had two late goals as Manchester United beat Southampton 3-2
Van Persie scored his fourth goal since moving over from Arsenal to seal the win
LONDON (AP) -- Robin van Persie made up for an embarrassing failure from the penalty spot by grabbing a hat trick with two late goals in Manchester United's dramatic 3-2 win at Southampton on Sunday, earning the English giants a second straight win in the Premier League.
In a fitting way to mark United manager Alex Ferguson's 1,000th league game in charge, Van Persie equalized in the 87th minute before heading home a corner in the second minute of injury time for his fourth goal since joining from Arsenal for 24 million pounds in the offseason.
Arsenal showed earlier there is life after Van Persie when new signings Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla scored their first goals for the club in a 2-0 win over struggling Liverpool.
Newcastle and Aston Villa drew 1-1 in the day's other match.
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