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Dutchman clinches Sixth Round vote

Robin van Persie is the latest 'E.ON Player of the Round'.

The FA Cup sponsored by E.ON
2008-09
E.ON Player of the Round
Sixth Round Proper

After his performance against Hull City at the Emirates Stadium, Arsenal’s Robin van Persie has been voted the ‘E.ON Player of the Round’ for his efforts in the last-eight clash.


Nick Barmby had given the Tigers a first-half lead, but the mercurial Dutchman equalised for the hosts and put in an all-round impressive display as a late header from William Gallas secured Arsenal a Semi-Final tie against Chelsea on 18 April.

van Persie received 39 per cent of the vote, ahead of Louis Saha, Didier Drogba and Carlos Tevez.

The four names were selected by a panel which includes Mark Clemmit of Radio Five Live, Howard Wheatcroft of the Daily Star, FA Cup hero Ricky George, ITV pundit Andy Townsend and E.ON Managing Director Graham Bartlett.

The 'E.ON Player of the Round' award is presented to the outstanding player at each stage of competition, starting from the First Round Qualifying all the way to the Semi-Final.

'E.ON Player of the Round' winners will receive VIP hospitality for themselves and their guest at The FA Cup Final on Saturday 30 May 2009. The winner of each award will also be presented with a commemorative trophy.