Robin van Persie: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it Rob van Dam? The best images of the flying Dutchman's header against Spain

The forward set the Netherlands on their way to victory with wonder goal

James Orr
Saturday 14 June 2014 12:32
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Robin van Persie's phenomenal goal has been given the Mario treatment
Robin van Persie's phenomenal goal has been given the Mario treatment

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it WWE superstar Rob van Dam? No, it's 'SuperVan', Robin van Persie.

The flying Dutchman's incredible headed goal, the equaliser for the Netherlands in their 5-1 thrashing of world champions Spain has been given the usual treatment across Twitter and Facebook.

Van Persie met with Daley Blind's 45-yard cross to score from what looked like an impossible position, diving to connect with the pass in mid-air to head past a stranded Iker Casillas.

The Manchester United forward, who will soon be joined by his national team coach Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford, added a second later on in the rout in Salvador.

To see the best Van Persie-inspired images doing the rounds. Click through the gallery below...

Van Persie and the Netherlands will be back in action against Australia on Wednesday.

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