• Air date: 02 Aug '15 74 episodes
      Match of the Day is the BBC's main football television programme. Typically, it is shown on BBC One on Saturday evenings during the English football season, showing highlights of the day's matches in English football's top division, the Premier League. It is one of the BBC's longest-running shows, having been on air since 22 August 1964, though it has not always been aired regularly. The programme is broadcast from MediaCityUK in Salford Quays on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal in Greater Manchester. MOTD is presented by former England captain Gary Lineker, who is usually joined by England teammate and former Newcastle United captain Alan Shearer and Liverpool and Scotland defender Alan Hansen as well as Mark Lawrenson. Over the years many famous and respected sports broadcasters have fine-tuned their skills on the programme, including Kenneth Wolstenholme, David Coleman, Barry Davies, John Motson, Jimmy Hill and Des Lynam.
  • List of Episodes (74)
    • 1. 2nd August 2015: Community Shield: Chelsea v Arsenal

      02 Aug '15
      Highlights of the season's traditional curtain-raiser at Wembley Stadium, which sees Premier League champions Chelsea take on FA Cup winners Arsenal. The match will be the first between the clubs since long-serving Blues goalkeeper Petr Cech was allowed to move across the capital to join the Gunners, although it remains to be seen whether the 33-year-old makes his debut against his former employers. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger may see this match as an opportunity to rid himself of an unwanted
    • 2. 8th August 2015

      08 Aug '15
      Gary Lineker introduces the best of the action and reaction from the opening day of the Premier League season. Chelsea began their title defence at home to Swansea, who had not won this fixture for 90 years, while an expensively revamped Manchester United side hosted Tottenham. The three promoted sides were all in action: Bournemouth made their top-flight debut against Aston Villa, Norwich welcomed Crystal Palace to Carrow Road, and Watford travelled to Everton.
    • 3. 15th August 2015

      15 Aug '15
      Gary Lineker introduces Premier League highlights and reaction with studio guests Ian Wright and Jermaine Jenas. Tottenham host Stoke, looking to avenge back-to-back defeats last season. West Ham begin their final Premier League season at Upton Park with the visit of Leicester, while Swansea entertain Newcastle, boasting a six-game unbeaten run against them. The day's other fixtures see Southampton play Everton, Norwich travel to Sunderland and Watford face West Bromwich Albion. Plus highlights
    • 4. 22nd August 2015

      22 Aug '15
      Gary Lineker presents highlights of the day's six Premier League matches. In the lunchtime kick-off, Manchester United welcomed Newcastle to Old Trafford, while West Ham entertained Bournemouth at Upton Park. Former West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is a guest in the studio alongside Alan Shearer. In the day's other games, Crystal Palace host Aston Villa, Tottenham travel to take on Leicester, Norwich play Stoke and Sunderland meet Swansea.
    • 5. 29th August 2015

      29 Aug '15
      Gary Lineker presents highlights of the day's Premier League games, which include Newcastle's match against Arsenal. The Gunners ended last season strongly, lifting the FA Cup at Wembley after thrashing Aston Villa, but a poor start to their league campaign prevented them from challenging for the league title. Arsene Wenger's men have won their last seven games against Newcastle, and will be hopeful of extending that winning run at St James' Park. Elsewhere, reigning champions Chelsea face
    • 6. 12th September 2015

      12 Sep '15
      Gary Lineker presents highlights of the day's seven Premier League games with guests Alan Shearer and Ian Wright. Games include a mouth-watering clash between rivals Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford. United completed the double over Brendan Rodgers' side last season and have only lost one of their last seven league games at home to Liverpool, but the visitors will be desperate to avenge their 3-0 defeat there in the previous campaign. Meanwhile, Everton take on reigning champions
    • 7. 19th September 2015

      19 Sep '15
      Gary Lineker introduces highlights and reaction to the day's seven Premier League matches, with studio guests Alan Shearer and Danny Murphy. Champions Chelsea entertain Arsenal at Stamford Bridge, the second meeting between the clubs this season following the Gunners' victory in the Community Shield in August. That win was Arsene Wenger's first in 14 attempts over his old adversary Jose Mourinho across an 11-year period. The day's other fixtures see Manchester City host West Ham, Roberto
    • 8. 26th September 2015

      26 Sep '15
      Gary Lineker introduces highlights and reaction to the day's eight Premier League matches. In the lunchtime kick-off Tottenham host Manchester City at White Hart Lane, with both clubs having had contrasting starts to the season. The day's other fixtures see Leicester take on Arsenal, Liverpool play Aston Villa, Manchester United face Sunderland, Southampton against Swansea, Stoke versus promoted Bournemouth, West Ham hosting Norwich and champions Chelsea travelling to Newcastle.
    • 9. 3rd October 2015

      03 Oct '15
      Gary Lineker introduces highlights and reaction to the day's seven Premier League matches, with Alan Shearer and Jermaine Jenas in the studio. Manchester City were looking to continue their strong start to the season against Newcastle. City had dominated the recent league meetings between these sides, scoring 17 unanswered goals en route to five consecutive victories. The day's other games saw former Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis return to Selhurst Park with his current side West Brom, while
    • 10. 17th October 2015

      17 Oct '15
      Gary Lineker introduces the best of the action and reaction from the day's eight Premier League matches. They include Tottenham's attempt to end a five-match losing streak against Liverpool, Everton's bid for a fourth consecutive victory over Manchester United at Goodison Park, and home games for Chelsea and Manchester City against Aston Villa and Bournemouth respectively. The day's other games feature Crystal Palace v West Ham, Southampton v Leicester, Watford v Arsenal and West Brom v
    • 11. 24th October 2015

      24 Oct '15
      Gary Lineker introduces highlights and reaction to the day's six Premier League matches with Ian Wright and Danny Murphy. Champions Chelsea faced a London derby away to West Ham with Jose Mourinho looking to preserve a proud record of never having lost to the Hammers in nine league and cup matches. Everton travelled to Arsenal hoping to end an 18-game losing streak that dates back to 1997. The day's other games saw early season high-fliers Leicester host Crystal Palace, Aston Villa entertain
    • 12. 31st October 2015

      31 Oct '15
      Gary Lineker introduces highlights from the day's seven Premier League matches. Chelsea met Liverpool in the early kick-off at Stamford Bridge, with both sides looking to recover from shaky starts to the season. Manchester United travelled to Crystal Palace, while Manchester City hosted Norwich and Arsenal made the trip down the M4 to face Swansea. The other fixtures saw struggling Newcastle face Stoke, Watford up against West Ham and West Brom were at home to Leicester.
    • 13. 7th November 2015

      07 Nov '15
      Gary Lineker presents highlights of the day's Premier League games, which include Chelsea's trip to play Stoke at the Britannia Stadium. The Blues' hopes of successfully defending their Premier League title have been jeopardised by a poor start to the season, and Jose Mourinho's men cannot afford to drop more points against the Potters. Manchester United host a West Bromwich Albion side who are chasing a third consecutive win at Old Trafford, while West Ham boss Slaven Bilic faces one of his
    • 14. 8th November 2015

      08 Nov '15
      Highlights from the FA Cup first round. Non-league sides that have battled through the preliminary rounds will be looking to extend their cup runs and make a name for themselves, while the 48 League One and Two clubs that enter at this stage will be aiming to avoid any embarrassing slip-ups while harbouring their own dreams of cup glory. Last season, Warrington Town and Worcester City made the headlines at this stage with wins against Exeter City and Coventry City.
    • 15. 14th November 2015: David Beckham's All Star Match for Children

      14 Nov '15
      Highlights of Unicef's Match for Children from Old Trafford. David Beckham captains a Great Britain and Ireland XI against an all-star Rest of the World team led by retired Portugal international Luís Figo to raise money for the children's charity. Beckham is reunited with his former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, who returns to the dugout where he spent 26 years as manager. Beckham and Figo are joined by some of football's biggest names, while former Real Madrid and Chelsea manager
    • 16. 21st November 2015

      21 Nov '15
      Gary Lineker presents highlights of the day's eight Premier League games, including Liverpool's trip to Manchester City. Raheem Sterling could line up against his former club - City made him the most expensive English player ever when they signed him over the summer, but it was a controversial move and angered some sections of Liverpool support. Elsewhere, Manchester United face a tricky lunchtime test at Watford, who have made a solid start to life back in the Premier League. In the day's other
    • 17. 28th November 2015

      28 Nov '15
      Gary Lineker presents highlights of the day's six Premier League games, including early-season pacesetters Manchester City taking on Southampton. City brought the curtain down on their Premier League season with a 2-0 home victory over Saints last season - consolidating their second-place finish behind Chelsea. Elsewhere, former Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew takes on the Magpies with his current club Crystal Palace. Pardew swapped St James' Park for Selhurst Park earlier this year and
    • 18. 5th December 2015

      05 Dec '15
      Highlights including Man United v West Ham, Chelsea v Bournemouth and Stoke v Man City.
    • 19. 12th December 2015

      12 Dec '15
      Gary Lineker introduces highlights of today's six Premier League matches, including the game between Bournemouth and Manchester United. The Cherries recorded one of the most famous results in their history when they beat United in the FA Cup in 1984, but this will be the first league clash between the clubs. The home side have struggled since winning promotion to the top flight last season, although they have been unfortunate with injuries, so manager Eddie Howe will hope for a change of luck
    • 20. 19th December 2015

      19 Dec '15
      Gary Lineker presents all the highlights from the day's Premier League matches. Manchester United have beaten Norwich 4-0 the last three times the Canaries have visited Old Trafford so Louis van Gaal will be expecting three points again. Leicester are looking to continue their fine start to the season at Everton, while Tottenham travel to the south coast to face Southampton. Chelsea have endured a tough start to the defence of their title but would be expecting to overcome struggling Sunderland
    • 21. 26th December 2015

      26 Dec '15
      Gary Lineker introduces highlights and reaction to a full programme of festive Premier League fixtures. Faltering champions Chelsea welcomed Watford to Stamford Bridge for their final home league fixture of 2015. Manchester City entertained bogey team Sunderland, a side they have beaten only four times in their last 11 league encounters. Stoke took on Manchester United at the Britannia Stadium looking to maintain an unbeaten home record against the Red Devils since ex-United player Mark Hughes
    • 22. 28th December 2015

      28 Dec '15
      Gary Lineker introduces highlights and reaction to the day's eight Premier League matches as the busy festive period continues. Champions Chelsea travelled to Manchester United looking to continue an eight-game unbeaten run against the Red Devils in all competitions. The Blues were last beaten by United in October 2012. Arsenal entertained Bournemouth in the first ever league meeting between the clubs, whilst Tottenham were at Vicarage Road to take on Watford. The day's other matches saw West
    • 23. 2nd January 2016

      02 Jan '16
      Gary Lineker presents highlights from the first Premier League matches of 2016. Liverpool lost 3-0 at home to West Ham earlier in the season and will be hoping to turn the tables on the Hammers in the return fixture. Swansea travel to Old Trafford looking to record their fourth successive league win over Manchester United. Title-chasers Manchester City make their first trip to Vicarage Road since 2007, while Arsenal aim for their ninth league victory in a row over Newcastle when the teams meet
    • 24. 9th January 2016: FA Cup Third Round

      09 Jan '16
      Third Round Highlights - Saturday matches. Highlights from the day's FA Cup third-round matches. The Premier League and Championship clubs make their bow in this season's competition.
    • 25. 10th January 2016: FA Cup Third Round

      10 Jan '16
      Highlights from the weekend's FA Cup third round matches. Tottenham face Leicester City, Chelsea play Scunthorpe United and Swansea travel to Oxford United.