The memes came thick and fast, focusing on the incredible aerial exploits of the Manchester United striker.
Here's the best of the bunch:
Brilliant! Robin 'Rob Van Dam' Van Persie with the 5* frog splash. pic.twitter.com/nO4SRoooZA— FourFourTweet (@FourFourTweet) June 13, 2014
VAN PERSIE HAS WINGS!! pic.twitter.com/XOtx8tG5rX— #ELEPHANT OUT NOW (@RiggiandPiros) June 13, 2014
Another angle of Van Persie's goal pic.twitter.com/GGzTcqwNO2— Manchester United (@ManutdRedCafe) June 13, 2014