Yes, he was offside. Yes, it was against hapless Aston Villa, who ought to be down at least 4-0 already. But Robin van Persie's golazo today in the match Manchester United needs to clinch their 20th league title is remarkable under any conditions.

It was his second goal of the match, after scoring fewer than 90 seconds in, and demonstrates a command of body and ball that leads us to simply stop attempting a textual description; watch the video, folks. (We reluctantly credit Wayne Rooney with a perfect pass.) [ESPN2]