• Air date: 07 Aug '16 46 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 (46)
    • 1. 7th August 2016: Community Shield: Leicester City v Manchester United

      07 Aug '16
      Highlights from the 2016 Community Shield between Premier League champions Leicester City and FA Cup winners Manchester United.
    • 2. 13th August 2016

      13 Aug '16
      Highlights of Saturday's seven Premier League matches as the 2016-17 season gets underway. Last season, host Gary Lineker promised to present the show in his underwear if Leicester won the title - and with the Foxes going on to claim a shock win, will he stick to that promise? Leicester begin their campaign away to newly promoted Hull City, while all eyes will be on new Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, whose first league game in English football comes against Sunderland. Ronald Koeman
    • 3. 20th August 2016

      20 Aug '16
      Gary Lineker introduces highlights of the second round of Premier League matches, including Leicester City against Arsenal - a game which pits last season's champions against the runners-up. Watford entertain Chelsea at Vicarage Road, with both teams boasting new Italian managers. Former Napoli and Inter boss Walter Mazzarri took charge of the Hornets this summer, while ex-Juventus and Italy coach Antonio Conte was appointed manager of the Blues. Elsewhere, Stoke City play Manchester City,
    • 4. 27th August 2016

      27 Aug '16
      Gary Lineker presents highlights from the day's eight Premier League matches, which include Tottenham's meeting with Liverpool. Spurs went into the game looking to end a seven-match winless run against the Reds, with last season's games both ending in draws. Elsewhere, Antonio Conte's Chelsea host Burnley, Watford play Arsenal, Hull entertain Manchester United, Leicester take on Swansea, Everton face Stoke, Crystal Palace meet Bournemouth and Sunderland visit Southampton.
    • 5. 10th September 2016

      10 Sep '16
      Gary Lineker introduces highlights of today's eight Premier League games, including the eagerly anticipated derby between Manchester United and Manchester City. This will be the first Premier League match between United boss Jose Mourinho and City manager Pep Guardiola. The pair were bitter rivals during their time together in Spanish football as coaches of Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively. And with both United and City expected to be amongst the title challengers this season, there's
    • 6. 17th September 2016

      17 Sep '16
      Gary Lineker introduces highlights from Saturday's five Premier League fixtures, as well as Friday night's encounter between Chelsea and Liverpool. Saturday's games included champions Leicester at home to Burnley, Hull against Arsenal, Manchester City facing Bournemouth, West Ham away to West Brom and Middlesbrough travelling to Everton.
    • 7. 24th September 2016

      24 Sep '16
      Gary Lineker introduces highlights from Saturday's eight Premier League games, including the clash between Arsenal and Chelsea at the Emirates. The Blues won both of their Premier League games against the Gunners last season and are unbeaten against Arsene Wenger's side in the top flight since 2011. For the lunchtime kick-off, champions Leicester City travel to Manchester United in a repeat of this season's Community Shield, which United won 2-1. Elsewhere, Liverpool host Hull, Bournemouth meet
    • 8. 1st October 2016

      01 Oct '16
      Gary Lineker introduces highlights of the day's five Premier League games, including the clash between Hull and Chelsea. Blues manager Antonio Conte and will be keen to see off a Tigers side who have never beaten Chelsea in the Premier League. The day's lunchtime kick-off sees Swansea welcome Liverpool to South Wales while Middlesbrough travel to the London Stadium to take on West Ham. Elsewhere, Sunderland entertain West Brom and Bournemouth travel to Watford.
    • 9. 15th October 2016

      15 Oct '16
      Gary Lineker introduces highlights from Saturday's Premier League matches. Manchester City faced Everton with both teams looking to build on positive starts to the season. Stamford Bridge saw a clash between Chelsea and Leicester City, the last two teams to win the Premier League title. Stoke and Sunderland have both made sluggish starts to the season, which made their fixture at the Britannia Stadium even more important. Tottenham travelled to West Brom, while Swansea made the journey down the
    • 10. 22nd October 2016

      22 Oct '16
      Gary Lineker introduces highlights from a busy day of Premier League action. Tottenham are looking to build on their positive start to the season as they make the trip to Bournemouth in the day's early kick-off. Title hopefuls Arsenal host newly promoted Middlesbrough, while Liverpool are at home to West Brom in the day's late game. West Ham host fellow strugglers Sunderland and champions Leicester take on Crystal Palace. There is also a meeting between Burnley and Everton at Turf Moor, while
    • 11. 29th October 2016

      29 Oct '16
      Gary Lineker introduces highlights from the Premier League, including Tottenham v Leicester City, West Brom v Manchester City, Crystal Palace v Liverpool, Manchester United v Burnley and, in the early kick-off, Sunderland v Arsenal.
    • 12. 5th November 2016

      05 Nov '16
      Gary Lineker introduces highlights from Saturday's five matches in the Premier League. Pep Guardiola's Manchester City side welcome Middlesbrough to the Etihad Stadium. City started the season in superb form and Aitor Karanka's team face an uphill task. However, Boro pulled off a famous 2-0 victory the last time they played at the Etihad Stadium in an FA Cup fourth-round tie in January 2015. West Ham, who have endured a very testing start to life to at their new London Stadium welcome another
    • 13. 19th November 2016

      19 Nov '16
      Gary Lineker presents highlights from Saturday's eight Premier League games, including Manchester United v Arsenal, Sunderland v Hull, Crystal Palace v Manchester City, Everton v Swansea, Southampton v Liverpool, Stoke v Bournemouth, Watford v Leicester and Tottenham v West Ham.
    • 14. 26th November 2016

      26 Nov '16
      Gary Lineker introduces highlights from the day's six Premier League fixtures, including the London derby between Chelsea and Tottenham. Spurs were seeking a first win at Stamford Bridge since 1990, having surrendered a two-goal lead - and their title challenge - in their previous visit last May. Other games include Leicester v Middlesbrough, Liverpool v Sunderland, Burnley v Manchester City, Hull v West Brom and Swansea v Crystal Palace.
    • 15. 3rd December 2016

      03 Dec '16
      Gary Lineker presents highlights of the latest Premier League games, including Manchester City v Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium and West Ham United v Arsenal at the Olympic Stadium. Both City and Chelsea were emerging as front-runners in the title race this season, and each will have been keen to come away from this clash with a positive result to consolidate their positions in the upper reaches of the table.
    • 16. 10th December 2016

      10 Dec '16
      Gary Lineker introduces highlights from the day's six Premier League fixtures, including Leicester's meeting with Manchester City, who they haven't beaten at home in the top flight since 1987. Arsenal, meanwhile, will be looking to maintain their performance against Stoke having never dropped a Premier League point at home to the Potters. Elsewhere, Everton face a trip to Watford, Swansea are at home to Sunderland, Hull take on Crystal Palace and Burnley welcome Bournemouth to Turf Moor.
    • 17. 14th December 2016

      14 Dec '16
      Dan Walker introduces highlights from the day's Premier League matches. Crystal Palace will look to claim their first ever Premier League victory over Manchester United as they host Jose Mourinho's side at Selhurst Park. Other games include Middlesbrough v Liverpool, Manchester City v Watford, Tottenham v Hull, West Ham v Burnley, Stoke v Southampton and West Brom v Swansea. There is also a chance to see the best action from Tuesday's two games - Bournemouth v Leicester and Everton v Arsenal.
    • 18. 17th December 2016

      17 Dec '16
      Gary Lineker introduces highlights from the day's six Premier League fixtures - Crystal Palace v Chelsea, West Brom v Manchester United, Stoke v Leicester, Middlesbrough v Swansea, Sunderland v Watford and West Ham v Hull.
    • 19. 26th December 2016

      26 Dec '16
      Gary Lineker introduces highlights of Boxing Day's eight Premier League matches, including the clash between Manchester United and Sunderland, which sees Sunderland boss David Moyes return to Old Trafford for the first time since being sacked as United manager in 2014. Other games are Chelsea v Bournemouth, Hull v Manchester City, Watford v Crystal Palace, Arsenal v West Brom, Burnley v Middlesbrough, Leicester v Everton and Swansea v West Ham.
    • 20. 31st December 2016

      31 Dec '16
      Gary Lineker introduces highlights from the day's seven Premier League matches, including Liverpool's eagerly-anticipated clash with Manchester City. The festive period is always crucial in the title race and the pair of contenders from the north west will be desperate to claim the three points at Anfield. The Reds won last year's encounter 3-0, just days after losing the League Cup final against the same opponents. Elsewhere, champions Leicester host West Ham, Manchester United welcome
    • 21. 2nd January 2017

      02 Jan '17
      Gary Lineker introduces highlights from the day's six Premier League fixtures, including Manchester City v Burnley, Sunderland v Liverpool, Middlesbrough v Leicester, West Ham v Manchester United, Everton v Southampton and West Brom v Hull.
    • 22. 7th January 2017: FA Cup Third Round

      07 Jan '17
      Highlights from the day's FA Cup ties. It is the third round of the world's oldest and most famous domestic cup competition. Non-league Barrow hosted League One side Rochdale and were hoping to repeat their giant-killing exploits of the second round, when they put out Bristol Rovers. Manchester United hosted Reading, who are now managed by former Red Devils centre-half Jaap Stam. Leicester had an all-Premier League clash against Everton, while non-league Sutton faced neighbours AFC Wimbledon.
    • 23. 14th January 2017

      14 Jan '17
      Gabby Logan presents highlights of a busy day in the Premier League, with eight games on offer as Champions League hopefuls Tottenham aim for three points against West Brom. Hull, Sunderland and West Ham all look to take advantage of home ties, while Chelsea's bid for a second Premier League title in three seasons continues at current champions Leicester.
    • 24. 21st January 2017

      21 Jan '17
      Gary Lineker presents highlights from the day's seven Premier League fixtures, including Tottenham's trip to Manchester City. Spurs attempt to complete the league double over their fellow title challengers at the Etihad Stadium. Stoke earned a draw at Old Trafford earlier in the season and hope to take more points off Manchester United. High-flying Liverpool are at home to struggling Swansea in the day's early kick-off, Crystal Palace host Everton, West Brom take on Sunderland, West Ham are away
    • 25. 28th January 2017: FA Cup Fourth Round

      28 Jan '17
      Gabby Logan introduces highlights from the day's FA Cup fourth-round ties.