Last updated 23:17, 11 March 2023 GMT

Match of the Day went ahead on Saturday WITHOUT Gary Lineker and pundits.

The programme was thrown into turmoil when it was announced on Friday that regular host Lineker would not be presenting the show due to a dispute with the BBC over his social media use.

See below for a full recap of MOTD and the latest on Lineker amid his BBC row.

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Topics: Premier League, Match Of The Day, Gary Lineker, Football

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Lineker was left overwhelmed by the actions of his BBC colleagues after the decision was made to take him off the air.

Ian Wright and Alan Shearer both boycotted the show in solidarity with Lineker.

Ian Wright with Gary Lineker during the FA Cup final. Image: PALineker to BT Sport?

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Everton secured a crucial win thanks to Dwight McNeil’s goal in the opening minute of the game. The victory sees the Toffees end Brentford’s 12-match unbeaten run.

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Leeds came back twice to earn a point against Brighton, but remain in the relegation zone.

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Kane bagged two goals in the first-half, with Son Heung-min completing the scoring in the second-half.

Joe Worrall pulled one back for the visitors.

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Haaland scored the only goal of the game as Manchester City closed the gap on league leaders Arsenal.

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Tonight’s show immediately started with highlights from Bournemouth vs. Liverpool.

In reaction to there being no intro, one Twitter user wrote: “Weird watching #MOTD with no music, no intro, no commentary or analysis.”

A second joked: “Even the MOTD intro music has opted out… This is like the Wetherspoons of football TV.”

A third wrote: “So not even the Match of the day intro song is played wtf??”

A fourth said: “Just turned on MOTD. It’s AWFUL no commentary over the game not even to say which game it is. No intro no MOTD music pointless watching it.”


Follow live updates of tonight’s Match of the Day as it happens.

The programme is under 10 minutes away from airing and will have a much different look, with no presenter, no pundits and no commentary expected.

Live updates to follow here from 10pm UK time.

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