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Match Of The Day: Gary Lineker Presents First Show Of The Season In His Underpants As Promised…

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— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) August 13, 2016

Just as he vowed when Leicester City were sitting pretty atop the Premier League way back in December of last year, Gary Lineker kept up his end of the bargain and presented the first Match of the Day show of the Foxes' title defence campaign in his grundies complete with a little Leicester badge.

Leicester City: Gary Lineker Attempts To Welch On His Promise To Present Match Of The Day In His Pants

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"Promise not to giggle, lads?"

Gary Lineker has admitted that he is having second thoughts about his vow to presentMatch of the Day in his underwear if Leicester City go on to win the Premier League title.

Back in December, with Leicester in the early stages of their monumental run of results, Lineker emitted a Tweet vowing to anchorthe programme wearing nowt but his shreddies if his boyhood club went on to do the unthinkable.

Leicester City Players To Have Streets Renamed In Their Honour If They Win The Premier League

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Given that Leicester City have a bigger leadat the top of the Premier League than fellow table-toppers Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus all currently possessin their respective leagues, the probabilityof themactually pulling this bloody thing off is becoming less unthinkable as the weeks go by.

Arsenal have ‘nicked’ wrong Leicester scout, claims Gary Lineker

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15 Great, Sun-Baked Photos Of Footballers On Holiday

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What with it being the hottest day of the year so far and everything, Pies thought we'd capitalise on the furore by chucking a 15-strong compendium of sun-baked footballers your way.

Don'tsay we nevertreat you...

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Tottenham 'keeper Ted Ditchburn pootles round the Maddieson's Holiday Camp with his family in the summer of 1952

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Pele strums away lazily in the sunshine at Brazil's team hotel in Mexico during the 1970 World Cup Finals

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George Best dresses the part for a day out bronzing at the beach in Majorca, 1971

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Kevin Keegan and his good lady wife Jean take in the sights of gay Paris while wearing his 'n' hers matching coats, 1976

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John Toshack does his best to fit in with the locals while lounging around poolside in Barcelona, 1976

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German striker Uli Hoeness and his wife Susi relax by the pool at their hotel inSt.

The Euro Story: Denmark Enter As Wild Cards And Emerge Victorious While England Get Bogged Down With Swedes And Turnips At Euro 1992

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The 1992 European Championship finals saw the first appearance of a team representing a unified Germany. The huge political changes sweeping Europe also led to the expulsion of Yugoslavia just a week before the tournament began in Sweden. Denmark, fatefully, were selected to take their place.

The opening game saw hosts Sweden give France an almighty fright by taking an early lead and exposing a fragility and lack of organisation amid the ranks of Les Bleus.

On This Day In 1987: ‘Relentless’ Gary Lineker Scores Four As England Trounce Spain In The Bernabeu (Photos & Video)

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One evening in Madrid, almost exactly 29 years ago, Gary Lineker inspired England to a stunning 4-2 win over Spain at the Bernabeu.

Lineker finished his evening's work with less than an hour on the clock. In fact, all four goals came in a frenzied 33-minute burst, two before half-time and two after the restart.

Arsenal

Match Of The Day Brings In Expert Panel For Goal Of The Season To Scupper Arsenal Fans’ Voting Hijack

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In order to stop another Arsenal fantakeover, the BBC have decided to change the voting procedure for the 2015/16 Match of the Day's Goal of the Season competition.

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Last season, Arsenal fans, famed for their massive social media presence, mobilised their numbers and voted Jack Wilshere's decent (but hardly awe-inspiring) strike against West Brom to the top of the pile in the Goal of the Season competition, ahead of more worthy strikes from the likes of Bobby Zamora and Angel Di Maria.

Photos: Former Barcelona striker Gary Lineker in the dressing room ahead of Arsenal game

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27 years since I was last in here. Wonderful memories. #fcbarcelona #vestuario A photo posted by Gary Lineker (@garylineker) on Mar 16, 2016 at...

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English Premier League

Chelsea vs. Spurs predicted lineups

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After Sunday's thrilling 1-1 draw between Manchester United and Leicester City, the race to determine who will win the title comes down, at least for the time being, to the Chelsea-Spurs game. A win for Spurs and they're still in the race. But a draw or a defeat will hand Leicester the Premier League title.

Chelsea vs. Spurs predicted lineups

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After Sunday's thrilling 1-1 draw between Manchester United and Leicester City, the race to determine who will win the title comes down, at least for the time being, to the Chelsea-Spurs game. A win for Spurs and they're still in the race. But a draw or a defeat will hand Leicester the Premier League title.

Premier League: Leicester City Take Another Step Closer To Title

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Leicester extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to five points as Rafael Benitez's first match in charge of Newcastle ended in defeat.

Shinji Okazaki's spectacular overhead kick earned the Foxes a win which, with just eight games left, moved them closer to their first league title.

Leicester City title charge ‘defies logic,’ says Gary Lineker

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Former Leicester City striker Gary Lineker says the club's push to win the Premier League this season "defies logic" and the team are on the threshold of "sporting immortality".

Having only narrowly avoided relegation from the lucrative English top flight last season, the Midlands club were 5,000/1 with several British bookmakers to be crowned champions this term.

Leicester City title charge ‘defies logic,’ says Gary Lineker

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Former Leicester City striker Gary Lineker says the club's push to win the Premier League this season "defies logic" and the team are on the threshold of "sporting immortality".

Having only narrowly avoided relegation from the lucrative English top flight last season, the Midlands club were 5,000/1 with several British bookmakers to be crowned champions this term.

Rafa Wants A Premier League Job

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Former Liverpool and Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez says that he wants a managerial position at a Premier League club.

The Spanish coach was recently fired by Real Madrid, and ahead of Los Blancos' Champions League Round of 16 tie against Roma, Benitez spoke about his future with BT Sport.

"Obviously I like the Premier League.

Soccer trailblazer Jimmy Hill dies aged 87

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Jimmy Hill, one of the most influential figures in English football history, died from Alzheimer's disease on Saturday aged 87.

Hill, who had been suffering from Alzheimer's for several years, played a major role in the development of football in a remarkable life that encompassed virtually every facet of the sport.

Soccer trailblazer Jimmy Hill dies aged 87

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Jimmy Hill, one of the most influential figures in English football history, died from Alzheimer's disease on Saturday aged 87.

Hill, who had been suffering from Alzheimer's for several years, played a major role in the development of football in a remarkable life that encompassed virtually every facet of the sport.

Gary Lineker Vows To Present Match Of The Day In His Pants If Leicester City Win The Premier League

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With their plucky side sitting pretty at the top of the shop going into the Christmas schedule, you can forgive Leicester City fans for getting a wee bit carried away.

Following last night's 2-1 win over Chelsea, Gary Lineker echoed the giddy sentiments of many of his Leicester-supporting brethren by vowing to present the first Match of the Day of next season wearing nothing but his shreddies should the Foxes do the unthinkable and actually win the Premier League this year,

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Gary Lineker slams Leicester’s appointment of Claudio Ranieri

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Leicester have appointed the vastly-experienced Claudio Ranieri as their new manager, but former club icon Gary Lineker has called the Italian's hiring "uninspiring".

The Barclays Premier League club confirmed Ranieri, 63, has signed a three-year deal at the King Power Stadium to replace Nigel Pearson, who was relieved of his duties last month because the club insisted "fundamental differences in perspective exist between us".

Gary Lineker slams Leicester’s appointment of Claudio Ranieri

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Leicester have appointed the vastly-experienced Claudio Ranieri as their new manager, but former club icon Gary Lineker has called the Italian's hiring "uninspiring".

The Barclays Premier League club confirmed Ranieri, 63, has signed a three-year deal at the King Power Stadium to replace Nigel Pearson, who was relieved of his duties last month because the club insisted "fundamental differences in perspective exist between us".

BT Sport Announce New Era Punditry Team, Steven Gerrard And Rio Ferdinand On Board For Champions League Nights

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By Chris Wright

Poor old non-descript Jake is being ousted already

BT Sport have unveiled their new presenting and punditry stable as they move into their brave new Champions League era and bloody hell it looks like they're chucking some money at it!

As you've likely heard, Gary Lineker has taken a pay-cut with the BBC to take the gig fronting BT's Champions League coverage next season, leaving Jake Humphrey to carry on with the Premier League stuff.

Watch Newcastle 1-3 Spurs match highlights [VIDEO]

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is convinced there is more to come from striker Harry Kane after seeing him plunder his 30th goal of the season.

Kane became the first Spurs player since Gary Lineker to reach the 30-mark with a late strike in his side's 3-1 Barclays Premier League victory at Newcastle on Sunday.

Watch Newcastle 1-3 Spurs match highlights [VIDEO]

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Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is convinced there is more to come from striker Harry Kane after seeing him plunder his 30th goal of the season.

Kane became the first Spurs player since Gary Lineker to reach the 30-mark with a late strike in his side's 3-1 Barclays Premier League victory at Newcastle on Sunday.

Tottenham legend praises Chelsea response over racist scandal

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Tottenham legend Gary Lineker has praised Chelsea over their handling of the racist scandal on a Paris tube that has brought the club into question.

Three fans have now been suspended by the club following investigations into the abuse a black man was subjected to when he tried to board a train prior to Chelsea's Champions League clash against PSG this week.

Arsenal and Spurs legends slam ‘moronic’ racist Chelsea fans

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Arsenal and Tottenham legends Ian Wright and Gary Lineker have slammed the "moronic" and "sickening" racist Chelsea fans who shoved a black man off the tube in Paris last night before the Blues Champions League clash against PSG.

Details begin to emerge about Nigel Pearson situation at Leicester

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Leicester boss Nigel Pearson has refused to clear up the confusion surrounding his job. However, BBC and NBCSN presenter Gary Lineker has shined some light on the developments.

Reports on Sunday evening claimed the 51-year-old had been sacked, with the Foxes bottom of the Barclays Premier League, but the club issued a statement insisting Pearson remained in charge ahead of Tuesday's trip to Arsenal.

Manchester United

Rio: Typical of City fans to talk about United

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Ahead of Manchester City's Champions League game against PSG, Mike Sumerbee was interviewed by BT Sport and claimed that all of England would be supporting them tonight, even United fans.

"Typical Man City fan, that, bringing Manchester United in to it," Rio Ferdinand said in the studio. The expression on his face said it all when Gary Lineker questioned whether he would be supporting City tonight.

Ban This Filth: Gary Lineker Made A Joke About Masturbation On Match Of The Day (Video)

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While discussing the finer points of Newcastle defender Chancel Mbemba's handball against Manchester United on Match of the Day last night, Gary Lineker slipped a cheeky little masturbation joke into the post-game analysis.

After Alan Shearer remarked that Mbemba 'tried to make himself bigger with his hands', Lineker's eyes lit up as he immediately sensed the opportunity for mischief.

Man United Linked With Move For Harry Kane

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The Daily Mail is reporting that Tottenham striker Harry Kane is at the top of Manchester United's list of transfer targets this summer.

Louis van Gaal has identified a number of players in preparation for United's return to the Champions League, with a forward, a right back, a centre half and a central midfielder on his radar.

Tottenham Hotspur

When Liverpool last won the league…

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Tottenham Hotspur's Gary Lineker was the division's top scorer.

Ghost, starring Patrick Swayze, was the highest grossing film of the year.

Liverpool captain, Jordan Henderson, was almost two months old.

"Call me" by Blondie was number one in the charts.

Manchester United's assistant manager, Ryan Giggs was yet to make his Manchester United debut.

Spurs legend Gary Lineker thinks Man City will be major threat in Europe

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Ex-Spurs and Arsenal man Sol Campbell utterly ridiculed for announcing Mayor running

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Not for the first time, it appears Sol Campbell is having a Mayor. — Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 8, 2015 Spurs fans won't vote for Sol...

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“I have to admit, Spurs were on fire.” Reliving Spurs vs Arsenal, the first ever Wembley FA Cup semi-final

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Spurs legend urges Harry Kane fans to keep faith amid current scoring drought

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Don't lose faith. Harry Kane will come out of this goalscoring slump. — Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 31, 2015 Tottenham legend Gary...

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Raheem Sterling should run down Liverpool deal, says ex-Spurs star Gary Lineker

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Spurs legend jokes about differing fortunes of Roberto Soldado and Harry Kane

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Audience questions after Paxman is like when Spurs bring on Soldado for Harry Kane. — Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 26, 2015 Tottenham legend...

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The Rest

Top 10 Cricketing Footballers (And Vice-Versa)

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For absolutely no reason whatsoever, Pies have decided today is the day to pay tribute to those multi-talented, sporting Swiss army knives who not only found success as professional footballers, but also turned their hands to first-class cricket too.

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Ian Botham

Sir Beefy made his debut as a footballer for Scunthorpe United in March 1980.

Hello Handsome: Cristiano Ronaldo Caught Checking Himself Out On Gary Lineker’s Instagram Feed (Photo)

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Having flunkeda late fitness test shortly before kick-off, Cristiano Ronaldo was forced to sit out of Real Madrid's goalless draw with Man City at the Bernabeu in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.

Left to twiddle his thumbs on the bench, Ronaldo passed the time before the start of the game by flicking through Instagram, where he was caught checking out a videoof himself surprise surprise as posted on Gary Lineker's account.

Rooney – the man behind the goals

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When Wayne Rooney scored against Switzerland at Wembley in September he became England's greatest ever goalscorer, eclipsing a record held by Sir Bobby Charlton for almost half a century.

But who is the real Wayne Rooney, off the pitch and away from the glare of the media spotlight?

For the first time he has allowed a television production team, as well as BBC football presenter Gary Lineker, unique access to his life with wife Coleen and their two sons, Kai and Klay.

Dunk: another perspective

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It occurred to me the other day that I've been a football fan for 30 years now. That's a long time. I know some of you can top it easily, but still. I can place this because I remember a very specific game.

1985, England v Republic of Ireland, at Wembley. Back then there wasn't much football on TV, and so you had to do the whole radio thing.