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Breaking Bets: Can Van Persie break City hearts again?

| 27.10.2014

An old legend returned to bail Manchester United out of trouble yesterday and we are not talking about Robin van Persie.

“Fergie Time” made a re-appearance at Old Trafford to save Louis van Gaal’s blushes with RVP scoring with virtually the last kick of the game to seal a point against Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Didier Drogba, via the head of United’s Dutch striker, opened the scoring just after half-time to give Chelsea a lead which was nearly good enough to seal all three points.

But United, who had 19 attempts on goal, got just what they deserved after Thibaut Courtois could only parry Marouane Fellaini’s powerful header to the feet of the Dutchman in the fourth minute of injury time to give the Red Devils a dramatic last-gasp equaliser.

In the latest of Ladbrokes’ Breaking Bets series, the bookmaker has priced up “Fergie Time” coming to the rescue once again with RVP 16/1 to score in second-half injury time against Manchester City next weekend.

Ladbrokes customers will be hoping lightning can strike twice with Van Persie getting on the scoresheet in the dying seconds of the Manchester Derby at the Etihad back in 2012.

A Wayne Rooney brace sent the visitors into dreamland but goals from Yaya Toure and Pablo Zabaleta squared things up for the visitors, before RVP hit a “Fergie Time” winner in his first ever taste of the Manchester Derby.

Late goals are also a common theme when Manchester’s top two clubs go head-to-head and who could forget Michael Owen’s dramatic stoppage time winner at Old Trafford to give United a 4-3 win over their noisy neighbours.

In the same season, Paul Scholes fired another late goal to seal all three points for United in a 1-0 win at the Etihad and Ladbrokes punters will be hoping RVP can put in a repeat performance to land our latest Breaking Bet.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Oliver Yew