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Moyes calm over Van Persie injury

22 September 2013 22:30

David Moyes expects Robin van Persie to be available soon after the Dutchman missed Manchester United's derby defeat with a groin strain.

Van Persie was a surprise absentee for United ahead of their trip to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, and Moyes' side missed their star striker as they lost 4-1 - their heaviest defeat at City for nine years.

However, Moyes revealed after the game that the 30-year-old had only been left out as a precaution after picking up the problem in training.

And the manager believes the ex-Arsenal man will be fit again sooner rather than later.

"I don't think it's that bad," the former Everton boss said. "We thought he was going to make it.

"He felt something in his groin, he did a little bit of training the past couple of days but he just felt it when he made any sharp movements and he didn't want to aggravate it so we took that decision."

Van Persie is United's top scorer in the Premier League this season with three goals in four appearances.

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Competition
Premier League
Date
22 September 2013
Game week
5
Kick-off
17:00
Half-time
2 - 0
Full-time
4 - 1
Venue
Etihad Stadium (Manchester)
Attendance
47156

Goals

S. Agüero 16'
(assist by A. Kolarov) 
1 - 0
Y. Touré 45'+1
(assist by Negredo) 
2 - 0
S. Agüero 47'
(assist by Negredo) 
3 - 0
S. Nasri 50'
(assist by Jesús Navas) 
4 - 0
4 - 1

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
4
5
13
33 5'
8 50'
42 45+1'
15
25
16 16' 47'
9
Coach: M. Pellegrini
# Player Bookings
1
5
15
3
12
16
25 70'
18
31
10 30' 87'
19
Coach: D. Moyes

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
7
10
14
2
6
30
35
# Player Bookings
23
6
14
17
26
28
40

Thursday 24 April

14:47
14:34
14:12
13:33
13:15
13:09
12:54
12:36
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12:20
11:54
11:23
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11:00
10:21
10:09
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07:11
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04:38
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23:37
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22:43
22:21
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10:51
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08:37
06:28
06:21
06:18
06:16
04:45
04:42
03:42
03:42
03:39
02:23
01:17
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Tuesday 22 April

23:56
23:40
23:19
23:18
22:45
22:07
21:30
21:21
20:51
19:21
19:19
18:58
18:21
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18:14
17:48
17:38
17:25
17:13
17:02
16:58
16:43
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16:21
16:12
15:39
15:32
15:16
14:28
14:05
13:40
13:15
13:12
13:05
12:48
12:38
12:14
12:07
11:21
11:12
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10:45
10:34
10:16
09:54
09:34
09:22
06:45
06:44
06:44
06:18
04:45
04:41
04:11
02:51
01:13
01:11
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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 35 +52 80
2 35 +41 75
3 34 +56 74
4 35 +21 70
5 35 +23 69
6 35 +2 63
7 34 +16 57
8 35 +5 49
9 35 -15 46
10 35 -10 44
11 35 -13 43
12 35 -10 37
13 35 -4 36
14 34 -9 36
15 34 -14 35
16 34 -13 33
17 35 -28 32
18 35 -34 30
19 35 -42 30
20 34 -24 29

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