Manchester United striker Robin van Persie hit a hat-trick for Holland in their 8-1 rout of World Cup qualifying opponents Hungary.

Van Persie took his tally to 41 goals from 80 appearances, passing Patrick Kluivert's record on a night of clinical efficiency from the Dutch, who were already qualified for next year's finals in Brazil and racked up their eighth win of the campaign.

Van Persie opened the scoring with a 15th minute header and equalled the record soon after as the Dutch dominated and went into half-time 4-0 ahead.

Van Persie broke the record with his third in the 52nd minute, before being taken off to a standing ovation from the Amsterdam Arena fans.

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