Match of the Day (often abbreviated as MOTD) 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 the Barclays Premier League. It is one of the BBC's longest-running shows, having been on air since 1964, though it has not always been aired regularly. The 'Match of the Day' brand is also often used for live football coverage on the BBC. They run a competition called Goal of the Month, choosing the best goal each month, where the winner from there will then be entered into a goal of the season award.
Gary Lineker presents highlights and analysis from the day's Premier League fixtures. The action includes Manchester City's visit to Goodison Park to play Everton and Newcastle United hosting Huddersfield Town. There's a huge clash at the bottom of the table between West Ham and Southampton, while Manchester United host relegation-threatened Swansea. Alan Shearer and Jermaine Jenas join Gary in the studio.
Gary Lineker introduces goals, action and reaction to the nine Boxing Day Premier League fixtures, including Leicester against champions Manchester City. Leicester are without a win versus Pep Guardiola's men in four attempts in all competitions, with their last victory against them coming in a 4-2 triumph in December 2016, when Leicester were the defending English champions. Jamie Vardy scored a hat-trick for the Foxes that day.
Gary Lineker presents highlights from six Premier League fixtures in the first Match of the Day of 2019. Manchester United travel to face Newcastle in the pick of today's games. The best of the action from the three New Year's Day fixtures is also featured.