Match of the Day Season 2011
S2011 E01Aug 13, 2011
MOTD - August 13th, 2011 Aug 13, 2011 Gary Lineker returns with highlights and goals from the opening day of the 2011/12 Premier League season in Saturday's Match of the Day.Liverpool spent heavily during the summer, and their new signings will be eager to impress against Sunderland, particularly Jordan Henderson, who could make his Reds debut against the club he left just two months ago. Fellow midfielder Stewart Downing, who joined from Aston Villa, could also play his first competitive game for Kenny Dalglish's side.Arsenal take on Newcastle at St James' Park, scene of the Gunners' incredible collapse last season, when they surrendered a four-goal lead to draw 4-4. QPR return to the top flight after a 15-year absence, with Bolton providing the opposition at Loftus Road, while fellow newboys Norwich visit Wigan.Martin Jol's first Premier League match as Fulham boss is against an Aston Villa side also under new management, with Alex McLeish taking over at Villa Park this summer. Elsewhere, Blackburn host Wolves.
S2011 E02Aug 20, 2011
MOTD - August 20th, 2011 Aug 20, 2011 Gary Lineker introduces highlights of Saturday's six Barclays Premier League fixtures. Arsenal's first home game of the season was against old adversaries Liverpool. Contests between the two sides have been close in recent seasons with five of the last eight matches ending 1-1, including both games last term. Could either team find a winner this time around? A much-changed Sunderland side faced local rivals Newcastle at the Stadium of Light hoping to improve on a poor home Premier League record against the Magpies. The Black Cats have won only one of eight previous contents. Swansea's first top flight home game in 28 years was against Wigan, managed by their former boss Roberto Martinez.
S2011 E03Aug 27, 2011
MOTD - August 27th, 2011 Aug 27, 2011 Gary Lineker introduces highlights from the Premier League, with analysis and comment from Alan Shearer and Lee Dixon. The pick of the action includes newly-promoted Norwich's trip to Chelsea, and the West Midlands derby between Aston Villa and Wolves. Chelsea have beaten Norwich 4-0 in their last two encounters at Stamford Bridge, although the Canaries lead their illustrious opponents by four wins to three in Premier League meetings. Wolves claimed their first win against neighbours Aston Villa for 31 years in March. Matt Jarvis scored the only goal to help keep Mick McCarthy's side in the top flight at the expense of a Birmingham side managed by Alex McLeish, now in charge at Villa. Other games include Liverpool against Bolton, Swansea at home to Sunderland, QPR's trip to Wigan and Blackburn v Everton.
S2011 E04Sep 10, 2011
MOTD - September 10th, 2011 Sep 10, 2011 Gary Lineker introduces highlights from the Premier League. Champions Manchester United were at Bolton, whom they twice trailed in the corresponding fixture last year, while neighbours City hosted Wigan. Premier League newcomers Swansea travelled up the M4 to face Arsenal, while new Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas took the Blues on a long journey north to meet Sunderland. Everton v Aston Villa is the most-played fixture in the top flight, and the two met again today at Goodison Park. The remaining matches saw Wolves host Tottenham and Liverpool visit Stoke.
S2011 E05Sep 17, 2011
MOTD - September 17th, 2011 Sep 17, 2011 Gary Lineker introduces highlights from the Premier League, as Ewood Park plays host to two former Premier League champions, Blackburn Rovers and Arsenal, looking to rediscover their form. All three newly-promoted sides are in action too, as QPR travel to Wolves, Swansea host West Brom and Norwich face Owen Coyle's Bolton team.
S2011 E06Sep 24, 2011
MOTD - September 24th, 2011 Sep 24, 2011 Gary Lineker introduces highlights from the Premier League. The day's early kick-off sees Everton travel to Eastlands to face Manchester City. The home side can call upon some incredible attacking talent, with likes of Sergio Aguero, Carlos Tevez, Edin Dzeko, Samir Nasri and David Silva all competing for places in Roberto Mancini's starting line-up. Everton boss David Moyes has to work on a strictly limited budget, but the Toffees are always difficult opponents, as they demonstrated with a 2-1 victory at City last season.Elsewhere, newly-promoted Swansea head to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea, while Liverpool host Wolves and Stoke take on Manchester United. West Brom boss Roy Hodgson leads his side out against former club Fulham, while Newcastle meet Blackburn and Wigan host Tottenham.
S2011 E07Oct 1, 2011
MOTD - October 1st, 2011 Oct 1, 2011 Gary Lineker introduces highlights from the day's six Premier League fixtures. The 185th Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton took place at Anfield, with the visitors looking for their first win at the home of their old adversaries since September 1999. The Toffees' last success at Anfield was a 1-0 win, as Kevin Campbell slotted the winner in a feisty affair that saw three men red carded. Elsewhere, Manchester United hosted Norwich City, a side they have only dropped two points against from a possible 24 during the Premier League era. West Brom travelled to Sunderland looking for a repeat of their 3-2 comeback victory last April, and Manchester City visited Ewood Park, a happy hunting ground for them in recent seasons with back-to-back wins.
S2011 E08Oct 15, 2011
MOTD - October 15th, 2011 Oct 15, 2011 Gary Lineker presents highlights from the Premier League, with Alan Hansen and Alan Shearer offering expert analysis of all the action. Anfield played host to one of the biggest games in the calendar as Liverpool took on Manchester United, with Kenny Dalglish's men looking to repeat their Dirk Kuyt-inspired victory in 2010's corresponding fixture.Big-spending Manchester City hosted Aston Villa, who had not won a Premier League game at Eastlands since April 2007. Mario Balotelli scored a hat-trick for Roberto Mancini's side in a 4-0 home win in this fixture in 2010. Everton travelled to Chelsea, where David Moyes' side had secured five draws in their last five Premier League visits.Other games saw promoted clubs Norwich and Swansea in action at Carrow Road, Blackburn away at QPR, Stoke host Fulham, and Wigan and Bolton meet in a north-west derby.
S2011 E09Oct 22, 2011
MOTD - October 22nd, 2011 Oct 22, 2011 Gary Lineker introduces highlights from the day's Barclays Premier League fixtures. Aston Villa hosted local rivals West Brom, while Newcastle were at home to Wigan and aiming to continue their bright start to the season.Liverpool were looking for a fifth consecutive win over Norwich, and Sunderland were hoping for exactly the same on their visit to Bolton. And there was a first-ever top-flight meeting between Wolves and Swansea.
S2011 E10Oct 29, 2011
MOTD - October 29th, 2011 Oct 29, 2011 Gary Lineker is joined by Alan Hansen and Alan Shearer for highlights of the day's eight Premier League matches. The standout fixtures are the London derby between Chelsea and Arsenal, and Everton's home game with champions Manchester United. Arsenal ended a five-match losing streak against Chelsea with a 3-1 home victory when the sides last met, in December. However, the Gunners have made their worst start to a season in more than half a century, while Chelsea have made a smooth transition under new manager Andre Villas Boas. The key man in this fixture could be Didier Drogba, who has scored 13 goals in his last 12 appearances against Arsenal. Another forward, Wayne Rooney of Manchester United, is likely to be the focus of attention on his return to previous club Everton. The day's other fixtures include Manchester City v Wolves, West Brom v Liverpool and Sunderland v Aston Villa.
S2011 E11Nov 5, 2011
MOTD - November 5th, 2011 Nov 5, 2011 Gary Lineker presents highlights of the day's seven Premier League matches. Champions Manchester United welcome Sunderland to Old Trafford on what is a special weekend for Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson, as the legendary manager celebrates 25 trophy-laden years in charge of the club. United's cross-city rivals Manchester City travel to Queens Park Rangers for the evening kick-off. Robert Mancini's multi-million pound City squad have been scoring for fun this season with Sergio Aguero already looking like one of the buys of the season. Rangers themselves invested heavily at the end of the summer transfer window and one of those signings, Shaun Wright-Phillips, will feel like he has a point to prove against his former side. The day's other fixtures include Newcastle v Everton, Arsenal v West Brom and Blackburn v Chelsea.
S2011 E12Nov 19, 2011
MOTD - November 19th, 2011 Nov 19, 2011 Alan Hansen and Alan Shearer join Gary Lineker for highlights of the day's eight Premier League matches. The standout fixtures are Manchester City's home match with Newcastle and Manchester United's trip to Swansea. Rarely has a team scored so many goals at the start of a season as Manchester City have this term. But the title-chasing Blues, inspired by Spanish forward David Silva and Belgian captain Vincent Kompany, look ominous in both defence and attack as they look to win a first Championship since 1968. Resurgent Newcastle are primed to provide a stern test of their credentials. Fired-up Manchester United go to Swansea's Liberty Stadium, still keen to prove they are over a humiliating 6-1 defeat at home to title rivals Manchester City in October. They last played away against the Swans in 1983, when the clubs played out a 0-0 draw at the romantic old Vetch Field ground. The day's other fixtures included Norwich v Arsenal, Wigan v Blackburn, Stoke v QPR, and Everton v Wolves.
S2011 E13Nov 26, 2011
MOTD - November 26th, 2011 Nov 26, 2011 Gary Lineker introduces highlights from the Premier League, with Mark Lawrenson and Alan Shearer offering their assessment of the action.Manchester United host Newcastle, whose last victory at Old Trafford was in 1972. Sir Alex Ferguson's men are looking to extend their 10-year unbeaten run against the Magpies, whose last success in this fixture was a 4-3 win in September 2001 when Alan Shearer grabbed the winner.Chelsea take on Wolves at Stamford Bridge, looking to avenge their defeat the last time the sides met, at Molineux in January.Arsene Wenger's Arsenal welcome Fulham to the Emirates for a London derby, while Norwich and QPR, who both won automatic promotion to the Premier League last season, meet at Carrow Road.Elsewhere there's a north-west derby between Bolton and Everton, Wigan travel to Sunderland, and West Brom host Tottenham.
S2011 E14Dec 3, 2011
MOTD - December 3rd, 2011 Dec 3, 2011 Gary Lineker introduces highlights of all of the day's Premier League fixtures. Manchester City took on newly-promoted Norwich, a side that have put in some impressive displays on their top-flight return.Manchester United made the journey to Villa Park looking for their first league win at Aston Villa since 2007 having drawn on each of their last three trips, while high-flying Newcastle travelled to Chelsea in search of their first ever Premier League win at Stamford Bridge at the 18th time of asking.
S2011 E15Dec 10, 2011
MOTD - December 10th, 2011 Dec 10, 2011 Gary Lineker introduces highlights of the day's Premier League matches. Manchester United host Wolves who caused the champions problems last season, winning at Molineux and only being denied a point at Old Trafford by an injury-time Park Ji-Sung winner. The likes of Ian Rush and John Barnes were on the pitch the last time QPR visited Anfield 16 years ago. The west London side are looking to win at Liverpool for the first time in more than two decades. Meanwhile, Arsenal are at home to Everton, and Newcastle travel down the east coast to face Norwich. Scottish managers Owen Coyle and Alex McLeish go head to head as Bolton welcome Aston Villa, while Wigan head to West Brom, and Swansea play host to Fulham.
S2011 E16Dec 17, 2011
MOTD - December 17th, 2011 Dec 17, 2011 Gary Lineker introduces highlights of the day's six Premier League games. Chelsea make the trip north to play Wigan at the DW Stadium, where the Blues won 6-0 last year. The Latics escaped relegation on the final day last season, and Roberto Martinez's men are struggling at the wrong end of the table in the current campaign. Blackburn also need points as they bid to beat the drop. Rovers will hope to claim victory against West Brom at Ewood Park. Elsewhere, Wolves host Stoke, Fulham meet Bolton, Newcastle take on Swansea and Norwich travel to Everton.
S2011 E17Dec 21, 2011
MOTD - December 21st, 2011 Dec 21, 2011 Manchester United face Fulham at Craven Cottage, where the Red Devils have failed to win in their last three games, losing twice.Arsenal travel to Aston Villa, Wigan meet Liverpool, and Everton host Swansea at Goodison Park. Newcastle are at home to West Brom, while there is also action from yesterday's two matches which saw Wolves host Norwich and Blackburn face Bolton.
S2011 E18Dec 26, 2011
MOTD - December 26th, 2011 Dec 26, 2011 Gary Lineker is joined by guests Alan Shearer and Mark Lawrenson for highlights and analysis of the eight Boxing Day fixtures in the Premier League. Recent history shows that the Christmas table toppers have gone on to win the league in five of the last seven seasons, and both of the Manchester clubs and Chelsea have the chance to press their title claims here.Manchester City visit West Brom at The Hawthorns, where they had suffered three consecutive defeats until Mario Balotelli's decisive double last season. Defending champions Manchester United host Wigan in a fixture they have never failed to win, while Chelsea attempt to protect a 32-year unbeaten home record against near neighbours Fulham.Other matches include home games for Arsenal and Liverpool against struggling sides Wolves and Blackburn respectively, while surprise package Newcastle are at Bolton.
S2011 E19Dec 31, 2011
MOTD - December 31st, 2011 Dec 31, 2011 Gary Lineker is joined by guests Alan Shearer and Mark Lawrenson for highlights and analysis of seven fixtures in the Premier League on New Year's Eve.Champions Manchester United welcome Blackburn to Old Trafford. Sir Alex Ferguson will be expecting three points against a Blackburn side who have found the going tough this season. Also, Aston Villa travel to play Chelsea. 24 goals have been scored in Villa's last four visits to play the Blues, with one of those a 7-1 drubbing. Elsewhere, Bolton play Wolves, Norwich host Fulham, Tottenham travel to Swansea and Stoke face Wigan.
S2011 E20Jan 2, 2012
MOTD - January 2nd, 2012 Jan 2, 2012 Gabby Logan is joined by guests Alan Hansen and Alan Shearer for highlights and analysis of five Premier League matches. Chelsea face a difficult trip to Molineux to take on Wolverhampton Wanderers. Mick McCarthy's side stunned the then title-chasing Blues last season with a 1-0 win courtesy of a Jose Bosingwa own goal. Arsenal travel to Craven Cottage for a London derby with Fulham. Craven Cottage is a ground where the Gunners have not had things all their own way in recent years, with only two wins from their last five visits. Elsewhere, Aston Villa take on Swansea, relegation-threatened Blackburn welcome Stoke and two newly-promoted sides clash at Loftus Road as QPR play Norwich.
S2011 E21Jan 4, 2012
MOTD - January 4th, 2012 Jan 4, 2012 Gabby Logan is joined by Alan Hansen and Mark Lawrenson for highlights of five Premier League games played out over consecutive nights.Most recently, Newcastle United, who started the season in brilliant form, hosted Manchester United. Last season the Geordies held the eventual champions to a 0-0 draw in April. Also, Everton hosted struggling Bolton at Goodison Park. Previously, Manchester City took on Liverpool, free scoring Tottenham hosted West Bromwich Albion and Wigan played Sunderland at the DW Stadium.
S2011 E22Jan 14, 2012
MOTD - January 14th, 2012 Jan 14, 2012 Gary Lineker presents highlights from the day's Premier League games. Bolton faced a daunting trip to Old Trafford, where they had not beaten Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United since September 2002. Chelsea hosted Martin O'Neill's Sunderland, looking to avenge last season's shock 3-0 defeat by the Black Cats at Stamford Bridge. Kenny Dalglish's Liverpool welcomed Stoke, who beat them 1-0 at the Britannia Stadium in September, while Spurs faced Wolves at White Hart Lane. Elsewhere, West Brom faced a home clash with Norwich, Everton travelled to Aston Villa and Blackburn took on Fulham at Ewood Park.
S2011 E23Jan 21, 2012
MOTD - January 21st, 2012 Jan 21, 2012 Gary Lineker introduces highlights of today's eight Premier League games, including the match between Norwich and Chelsea at Carrow Road. The Canaries have impressed in the top flight since winning promotion from the Championship last season, but they lost 3-1 to the Blues when the sides met at Stamford Bridge in August. Relegation-threatened Bolton host Liverpool at the Reebok Stadium, with the Trotters looking to avoid an 11th successive defeat against the Reds. There is a Midlands derby at Molineux, where Wolves play Aston Villa, while Everton meet Blackburn and Stoke entertain West Brom. Elsewhere, Sunderland take on Swansea, QPR face Wigan and Fulham host Newcastle.
S2011 E24Jan 31, 2012
MOTD - January 31st, 2012 Jan 31, 2012 Gary Lineker introduces highlights from a busy evening in the Premier League, with this season's big three all in action, and reflects on all the big moves as the January transfer window closes.Manchester City travelled to Goodison Park to take on north-west neighbours Everton. City had lost on both previous visits under Roberto Mancini's management so it was a fixture sure to test their title credentials.Manchester United entertained a Stoke side that took Premier League points off them for the first time earlier this season with a 1-1 draw at the Britannia Stadium, while Tottenham welcomed Wigan to White Hart Lane with last season's shock 1-0 Latics win still fresh in their memories.
S2011 E25Feb 4, 2012
MOTD - February 4th, 2012 Feb 4, 2012 Gary Lineker is joined by Alan Shearer and Mark Lawrenson for highlights of seven matches from the Premier League. Manchester City are aiming to win the title for the first time since the 1967-68 season but face a difficult match at home against Fulham, who have proven to be a bogey side in recent seasons. The Cottagers have not lost in the league at the Etihad Stadium since 2006 and also fought back from 2-0 down to earn a point against City at Craven Cottage earlier this season. There are a host of important matches at the other end of the table as the battle to avoid relegation intensifies. Queens Park Rangers host Wolves at Loftus Road while West Bromwich Albion play Swansea, and Bolton travel to Norwich.
S2011 E26Feb 11, 2012
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S2011 E27Feb 25, 2012
MOTD - February 25th, 2012 Feb 25, 2012 Gary Lineker presents all the goals and highlights from the Barclays Premier League. Fulham make the short hop across west London to face QPR in a derby that sees two teams looking to pull away from the lower reaches of the table. Hoops manager Mark Hughes is no hero with Fulham fans; he lasted less than 11 months as Cottagers boss before swiftly leaving, citing their lack of ambition. Elsewhere, title-chasing Manchester City host relegation-threatened Blackburn, while Chelsea - whose minimum aim for Andre Villas-Boas is a Champions League position - take on Owen Coyle's Bolton Wanderers, another Lancashire club who are desperately trying to avoid the dreaded drop. Other top-flight games include Newcastle v Wolves, West Brom v Sunderland and Wigan v Aston Villa.
S2011 E28Mar 3, 2012
MOTD - March 3rd, 2012 Mar 3, 2012 Gary Lineker introduces highlights of seven Premier League games, including the match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield. Both sides have endured inconsistent campaigns so far, but will be desperate to secure a top-four finish and Champions League qualification. Liverpool won the reverse fixture 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium, but Kenny Dalglish's side have struggled to win home games on a regular basis this season.Title hopefuls Manchester City take on a Bolton side in need of points to bolster their battle against relegation, while Chelsea head to the Hawthorns to face West Brom. Elsewhere, Blackburn host Aston Villa, QPR meet Everton, Stoke take on Norwich and Wigan face Swansea.
S2011 E29Mar 10, 2012
MOTD - March 10th, 2012 Mar 10, 2012 Gary Lineker presents highlights from the Premier League, with analysis from Alan Hansen and Mark Lawrenson.Swansea's impressive home record was put to the test by Roberto Mancini's Manchester City, as they continued their bid for the title. Manchester United hosted West Bromwich Albion, who had never beaten Sir Alex Ferguson's men in the Premier League and were without a win at Old Trafford since 1978. Tottenham travelled to Everton looking to complete the double over David Moyes' side, following January's win at White Hart Lane.Elsewhere, resurgent Sunderland hosted Liverpool, Wolves and Blackburn met in a relegation battle at Molineux, Stoke travelled to Chelsea, Bolton took on QPR, and Aston Villa met Fulham at Villa Park.
S2011 E30Mar 17, 2012
MOTD - March 17th, 2012 Mar 17, 2012 Gary Lineker presents goals, highlights and reaction from the Premier League. Swansea have impressed since coming up from the Championship, and now the Welsh side travel down the M4 to face Fulham at Craven Cottage. Meanwhile, Wigan are in search of much-needed points in their fight to avoid relegation as they play host to West Brom at the DW Stadium.
S2011 E31Mar 21, 2012
MOTD - March 21st, 2012 Mar 21, 2012 Gary Lineker introduces highlights of the midweek Premier League action as the battles at both ends of the table intensify.Title contenders Manchester City were striving to maintain their 100% winning home record at the expense of Chelsea. City have fared poorly in this fixture, suffering defeat in 10 of the previous 14 Premier League meetings in Manchester, as well as losing 2-1 at Stamford Bridge in December. However, the likes of Sergio Aguero and Mario Balotelli will be looking to take advantage of Chelsea's uncharacteristically poor season, which prompted the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas as manager.Like Chelsea, north London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal are striving for a top-four finish and Champions League qualification, but they faced obdurate opponents in Stoke and Everton respectively.Elsewhere, three of the bottom five sides were playing, with QPR hosting a Liverpool side targeting a place in Europe, Bolton visiting Aston Villa and Blackburn taking on Sunderland.
S2011 E32Mar 24, 2012
MOTD - March 24th, 2012 Mar 24, 2012 Gary Lineker presents highlights from the Premier League, with analysis from Alan Shearer and Lee Dixon.Manchester City head to Stoke, searching for their first away win in the Potteries since Tony Pulis's side returned to the top flight in 2008.Bolton entertain fellow strugglers Blackburn at the Reebok Stadium in a vital relegation battle. The Trotters have beaten Rovers only once in ten home encounters since Blackburn returned to the top flight in 2001. That victory came in their last home encounter against Rovers in December 2010.Tottenham travel to Stamford Bridge, seeking a first Premier League win at Chelsea in twenty attempts. Spurs have made 22 unsuccessful league trips across London since Gary Lineker himself was among the scorers in a 2-1 win in February 1990.
S2011 E33Mar 31, 2012
MOTD - March 31st, 2012 Mar 31, 2012 Gary Lineker introduces the best of the action and reaction from the Premier League, with studio guests Alan Hansen and Alan Shearer providing expert analysis. Title challengers Manchester City face a Sunderland side that beat them on New Year's Day courtesy of Ji Dong-won's stoppage-time winner. However, City boast a formidable record at the Etihad Stadium and have won all seven previous Premier League meetings with Sunderland at home. At the other end of the table, relegation-threatened Wolves and Bolton met at Molineux, while fellow strugglers Wigan hosted Stoke. And in fixtures affecting issues near the top and bottom, QPR faced Arsenal and Aston Villa played Chelsea.
S2011 E34Apr 7, 2012
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S2011 E35Apr 9, 2012
MOTD - April 9th, 2012 Apr 9, 2012 Colin Murray introduces the best of the action and reaction from Easter Monday's five Premier League matches.Chelsea made the short hop to Fulham for a west London derby which is always keenly contested. The Blues are fighting for a Champions League place, and Fulham have shone at times this season as Martin Jol puts his own unique stamp on the Cottagers. Last time they met, they drew 1-1 at Stamford Bridge.Elsewhere, David Moyes's Everton hosted Martin O'Neill's Sunderland - a meeting of two of the wiliest managers in the league - while Norwich tried to stop Harry Redknapp's entertaining Tottenham at White Hart Lane. Other matches included Newcastle v Bolton, and Aston Villa v Stoke.
S2011 E36Apr 11, 2012
MOTD - April 11th, 2012 Apr 11, 2012 Colin Murray introduces the best of the action and reaction from four crucial Premier League games.Both title-chasing clubs were in action, with Manchester City hosting West Brom and arch rivals Manchester United making the short trip to Wigan. Roberto Mancini's City appeared to be under the most pressure, having let the defending champions reel them in as they chase a first league championship in 44 years. The Sky Blues hope the full return of Carlos Tevez will trigger a defining winning streak.Wigan were desperate to halt the charge of Sir Alex Ferguson's players, as the Latics battle desperately against the drop, while other relegation-threatened teams were in action with Wolves taking on Arsenal and QPR playing host to Swansea. Other highlights include Liverpool's trip to Blackburn.
S2011 E37Apr 14, 2012
MOTD - April 14th, 2012 Apr 14, 2012 Gary Lineker introduces highlights of the day's Premier League games, with expert analysis from Alan Hansen and Alan Shearer.Roberto Mancini's Manchester City travelled to Norwich looking for a repeat of the dominant display they produced against the Canaries in December, when they beat them 5-1 at the Etihad Stadium. Swansea City, managed by Brendan Rodgers, were looking to add Blackburn to the list of teams they have beaten at home this season, which includes Man City and Arsenal.Elsewhere, Mark Hughes took his QPR team to The Hawthorns for a meeting with West Brom, and relegation-threatened Wolves travelled to the Stadium of Light to play Sunderland.
S2011 E38Apr 21, 2012
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S2011 E39Apr 28, 2012
MOTD - April 28th, 2012 Apr 28, 2012 Gary Lineker presents highlights from all of the day's Premier League games, with analysis from Alan Hansen and Mark Lawrenson. Champions League-chasing Arsenal faced Stoke at the Britannia Stadium beleaguered Liverpool had a tricky trip to play Norwich at Carrow Road. The Canaries forced a draw at Anfield earlier in the season, and have proved tough to beat at home in what has been an excellent return to the Premier League for Paul Lambert's side. Elsewhere, Everton hosted Fulham, Wolves took on Swansea at the Liberty Stadium, Sunderland faced Bolton and Wigan welcomed Newcastle to the DW Stadium.
S2011 E40Apr 30, 2012
MOTD - April 30th, 2012 Apr 30, 2012 Gary Lineker presents highlights from the crucial clash between Manchester City and Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium. The bitter cross-city rivals have been battling out at the top of the Premier League all season, and much could rest on this match.Roberto Mancini's City side produced one of the best results in the club's history when they beat Sir Alex Ferguson's Red Devils 6-1 at Old Trafford earlier in the season. But United are unbeaten in their last three league visits to City, conceding just one goal in those games, and they also beat Mancini's side in the FA Cup third round back in January.
S2011 E41May 6, 2012
MOTD - May 6th, 2012 May 6, 2012 Gary Lineker introduces highlights of the day's Premier League matches, with the majority of the weekend's top-flight games being held to avoid a clash with the FA Cup final.Newcastle's quest for European qualification sees them host a Manchester City side who inflicted the Magpies' first defeat of the season back in November. Alan Pardew's men have arguably been the Premier League's surprise package this season, with the likes of Papiss Cisse, Demba Ba and Hatem Ben Arfa giving the Tyneside team real cutting edge. Those three may fancy their chances against Roberto Mancini's side, whose form has dipped in the second half of the season.City have spent the entire campaign battling with title rivals Manchester United, who face Swansea in their final home game of the season. The first Welsh side to play in the Premier League, the Swans have not only comfortably avoided relegation, they have also played with style. Their manager, Brendan Rodgers, is unlikely to abandon his passing principles even though Swans have never won away to United.
S2011 E42May 13, 2012
MOTD - May 13th, 2012 May 13, 2012 Gary Lineker presents highlights of what promises to be the most dramatic ever finishes to a Premier League season.One of the two Manchester clubs will win the title. They start the day level on points: City host relegation-threatened QPR, United travel to Sunderland.Elsewhere, Bolton travel to Stoke knowing they have to win to have a chance of avoiding relegation. And Arsenal, Tottenham, Newcastle and Chelsea are all hoping to clinch European qualification.There are ten games in total, plus Goal of the Season.
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