Van Persie’s flying header immortalised in flipbook form

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Can’t get enough of Robin van Persie’s lobbed header that sparked the Netherlands’ demolition of Spain?

Well, one fan was so enamoured by its originality that they immortalised it in flipbook form.

The picture stream beautifully portrays Iker Casillas’ helplessness as Van Persie’s header loops over him and follows the striker as he sprints over to the bench for a celebratory high-five with manager Louis van Gaal.

Watch the flipbook footage below:

Van Persie’s header was the catalyst as the Netherlands thumped the reigning world and European champions 5-1 in Group B.

With Van Gaal set to take over at Manchester United after the World Cup, the Old Trafford faithful will now be hoping the 62-year-old can inspire Van Persie to produce more moments of magic next season.

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