Match of the Day Season 2012
S2012 E01Aug 18, 2012
MOTD - August 18th, 2012 Aug 18, 2012 Gary Lineker introduces the best of the action and reaction from seven matches on the opening day of the 2012/13 Premier League season, with studio guests Alan Hansen and Alan Shearer providing expert analysis.Arsene Wenger's Arsenal host Sunderland in North London as the Gunners kick off another hungry search for a first trophy since 2005. To the east of the capital, Aston Villa visit newly-promoted West Ham, with new boss Paul Lambert desperate to revive the flagging fortunes of the Midlanders.Elsewhere, Liverpool fans get their first glimpse of league life under Brendan Rogers against West Brom, with Newcastle and Tottenham - two teams that both battled for but ultimately failed to land Champions League qualification last season - looking to get their campaign off to a flying start in the north east.Other matches include Stoke's trip to Reading, Fulham taking on Norwich, and QPR against Swansea.
S2012 E02Aug 25, 2012
MOTD - August 25th, 2012 Aug 25, 2012
S2012 E03Sep 1, 2012
MOTD - September 1st, 2012 Sep 1, 2012 Highlights of yesterday's six Premier League matches, including Manchester City against Queens Park Rangers.
S2012 E04Sep 15, 2012
MOTD - September 15th, 2012 Sep 15, 2012 Gary Lineker presents highlights from all of Saturday's Premier League matches. Champions Manchester City meet Stoke at the Britannia Stadium, which was the scene of a Peter Crouch wonder strike when then teams drew there last season. Manchester United entertain Wigan, while Fulham manager Martin Jol sees his team play West Brom, a club he represented in his playing career.Arsenal play host to Southampton, hoping to score their first league goals of the season at the Emirates after being held 0-0 there by Sunderland on the opening day. Other fixtures include a west London derby, with QPR also looking to banish memories of their most recent league game at Loftus Road, a 5-0 thumping by Swansea - but Mark Hughes' side face a tough task, with European champions Chelsea the visitors.Elsewhere, Liverpool travel to Sunderland, Norwich host West Ham and Swansea visit Aston Villa.
S2012 E05Sep 22, 2012
MOTD - September 22nd, 2012 Sep 22, 2012
S2012 E06Sep 29, 2012
MOTD - September 29th, 2012 Sep 29, 2012
S2012 E07Oct 6, 2012
MOTD - October 6th, 2012 Oct 6, 2012
S2012 E08Oct 20, 2012
MOTD - October 20th, 2012 Oct 20, 2012
S2012 E09Oct 27, 2012
MOTD - October 27th, 2012 Oct 27, 2012 Gary Lineker introduces highlights of six Premier League games, including the London derby between Arsenal and QPR. Arsene Wenger is desperate for his relatively new-look Arsenal team to show that they can mount a real challenge for the Premier League title, having not won a trophy since 2005. They will also be keen to exact revenge on Mark Hughes's struggling side, who caused a minor shock when they beat them 2-1 at Loftus Road back in March.Elsewhere, Swansea travel to Manchester City for a meeting between two of the most watchable top-flight sides at the Etihad Stadium. Both teams have managers from foreign climes, with champions City led by Italy's Roberto Mancini and the equally urbane Michael Laudrup, from Denmark, in charge of the Welsh club.In other matches, Aston Villa host Norwich in the early game, Fulham take on Reading, Stoke travel to Sunderland, and West Ham play at Wigan.
S2012 E10Nov 3, 2012
MOTD - November 3rd, 2012 Nov 3, 2012
S2012 E11Nov 10, 2012
MOTD - November 10th, 2012 Nov 10, 2012 Gary Lineker presents the best of the action from the Premier League, with analysis from Alan Shearer and Martin Keown. Manchester United faced an away trip to Aston Villa, where Sir Alex Ferguson's side had not lost a league game since 1995.Arsenal hosted a London derby with Fulham, who held them to a 1-1 draw at the Emirates Stadium last season. Elsewhere, Sunderland travelled to Everton, Reading faced Norwich, Southampton met Swansea, Stoke took on QPR and Wigan played West Brom at the DW Stadium.
S2012 E12Nov 17, 2012
MOTD - November 17th, 2012 Nov 17, 2012
S2012 E13Nov 24, 2012
MOTD - November 24th, 2012 Nov 24, 2012
S2012 E14Nov 28, 2012
MOTD - November 28th, 2012 Nov 28, 2012 Gary Lineker presents highlights from a busy midweek of Premier League action, with analysis from Alan Hansen and Alan Shearer. Manchester United come up against a Sam Allardyce-managed West Ham for the first time since the Hammers' promotion. Allardyce masterminded Bolton to famous victories at Old Trafford in 2001 and 2002, with current West Ham skipper Kevin Nolan on target on both occasions.Chelsea and Fulham meet in a west London derby, while Manchester City travel to north west neighbours Wigan. Elsewhere, Everton welcome Arsenal to Goodison Park, looking to end their 10-match winless streak against the Gunners.
S2012 E15Dec 1, 2012
MOTD - December 1st, 2012 Dec 1, 2012 Gary Lineker introduces highlights from the Premier League, with fixtures including the clash between Manchester City and Everton.The Toffees have proved a real thorn in City's side in recent years, winning five of the last six league matches between the sides. That run includes a rare home defeat for City boss Roberto Mancini in 2010, plus last season's game at Goodison Park, which Everton won thanks to a Darron Gibson goal.The lunchtime kick-off is a London derby between West Ham and Chelsea at Upton Park. The Hammers have made an encouraging start to the season following their return to the top flight, but they have not beaten the Blues since 2003.There is another London derby at Craven Cottage, where Fulham manager Martin Jol faces his former side Tottenham, while elsewhere in the capital Arsenal host Swansea.Other matches include Liverpool against Southampton, Queens Park Rangers against Aston Villa and West Brom versus Stoke, while the evening kick-off sees Reading entertain Manchester United.
S2012 E16Dec 8, 2012
MOTD - December 8th, 2012 Dec 8, 2012 Gary Lineker introduces the best of the action from the day's six Premier League matches, with Alan Hansen and Alan Shearer providing expert analysis.Early season pacesetters Chelsea make the trip to Wearside looking for an eighth successive win at Sunderland.Arsenal host a West Brom side that have impressed this season, while there is a skirmish between two of the promoted sides as Reading visit Southampton.
S2012 E17Dec 15, 2012
MOTD - December 15th, 2012 Dec 15, 2012 Dan Walker introduces Premier League highlights, with fixtures including the clash between Newcastle United and Manchester City, Aston Villa visit Liverpool, Manchester United and Sunderland, Norwich face Wigan, the London derby when QPR host Fulham, and Stoke against Everton.
S2012 E18Dec 22, 2012
MOTD - December 22nd, 2012 Dec 22, 2012
S2012 E19Dec 26, 2012
MOTD - December 26th, 2012 Dec 26, 2012 Gary Lineker introduces highlights of the day's Premier League games, with expert analysis from Mark Lawrenson and Alan Shearer.Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United host Alan Pardew's Newcastle, with the Tynesiders looking for their first win at Old Trafford since 1972.Roberto Mancini takes his Manchester City side to the Stadium of Light, where they suffered a 1-0 defeat by Sunderland in January.The Emirates plays host to a London derby between Arsenal and West Ham, Tottenham travel to Aston Villa and Norwich welcome Chelsea to Carrow Road. There are also games between Everton and Wigan, Fulham and Southampton, QPR and West Brom, Reading and Swansea, and Stoke and Liverpool.
S2012 E20Dec 29, 2012
MOTD - December 29th, 2012 Dec 29, 2012 Gary Lineker presents highlights of the day's eight Premier League games.Manchester City travel to Norwich, a side they fired 11 goals past last term, including six at Carrow Road during their title-clinching, six-game winning run at the end of the season. Manchester United take on West Brom, looking to continue their record of never having lost to the Baggies during the Premier League era.Arsenal play host to Newcastle, a side they have beaten only once in four attempts since the Magpies returned to the Premier League, while Reading welcome West Ham to the Madejski Stadium in a battle of two of last season's promoted clubs.
S2012 E21Jan 1, 2013
MOTD - January 1st, 2013 Jan 1, 2013 Gary Lineker introduces highlights of the first seven Premier League fixtures of 2013 on a busy day of New Year action.Manchester United make the short trip across Lancashire to take on Wigan. The Latics finally ended their 13-game all-time winless league run against Sir Alex Ferguson's men in the 2011 season at the DW Stadium with a famous first-ever victory.Manchester City host Stoke City, a side they have beaten on all four previous Premier League meetings at the Etihad Stadium without the visitors so much as scoring a goal.West Ham host Norwich at Upton Park, with recent meetings tending to be close: six of the last seven league encounters between the sides had ended level.Reading travel to Tottenham for the first time since an enthralling 6-4 defeat in December 2007.Analysis comes from Mark Lawrenson and Dion Dublin.
S2012 E22Jan 2, 2013
MOTD - January 2nd, 2013 Jan 2, 2013 Gary Lineker presents highlights of the night's three Premier League games, with analysis from Alan Hansen and Michael Owen.Chelsea go into their derby game with west London neighbours Queens Park Rangers at Stamford Bridge boasting a 12-match unbeaten home record against the Rs. Fernando Torres scored a hat-trick in Chelsea's 6-1 triumph in April 2012.Liverpool entertain Sunderland, who have provided dogged resistance at Anfield during the Premier League era, drawing six of 11 total matches, including each of their last two visits.Everton travel to St James' Park in the day's other game to take on Newcastle. The Toffees had recorded just one win on their last 10 trips to Tyneside.There is also another chance to see all of the goals from Tuesday's games.
S2012 E23Jan 12, 2013
MOTD - January 12th, 2013 Jan 12, 2013 Gary Lineker introduces the best of the action and reaction from the day's eight Premier League matches.A trip to Stoke may hold less fear for Chelsea than most clubs, as it is a fixture they had not lost since 1975. Nonetheless, recent meetings have been hard fought and Chelsea only won this season's reverse fixture with a late goal by Ashley Cole.Other games include the meeting between European hopefuls Everton and Swansea at Goodison Park, Aston Villa against fellow strugglers Southampton, Queens Park Rangers versus Tottenham Hotspur, and Reading's home fixture with West Brom.
S2012 E24Jan 19, 2013
MOTD - January 19th, 2013 Jan 19, 2013 Gary Lineker introduces the best of the action and reaction from the day's seven Premier League matches.There is a London derby at Upton Park, where West Ham host QPR. Rangers' manager Harry Redknapp enjoyed a successful seven-year stint as Hammers boss but will be desperate to get one over on his former side, with his new charges lying in relegation trouble.In the Midlands, there is a derby between West Brom and Aston Villa. The Villans may have struggled in the league this season but this match comes just days before the crucial second leg of their League Cup semi-final against Bradford.Elsewhere, champions Manchester City take on Fulham, Liverpool face Norwich, Newcastle play Reading, Swansea host Stoke and Sunderland travel to Wigan
S2012 E25Jan 30, 2013
MOTD - January 30th, 2013 Jan 30, 2013 Gary Lineker introduces highlights of Arsenal against Liverpool, Manchester United playing host to Southampton, Reading v Chelsea, Tottenham's visit to Norwich, Everton facing West Brom, and West Ham's short trip to Fulham.Arsene Wenger's Arsenal are battling hard to convince critics - and their own fans - that they can finish in the top four while under forward-thinking Welsh manager Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool look to be making genuine progress - and might be an outside bet for Champions League qualification themselves. Meanwhile, Manchester United have swatted aside most teams with the aid of lethal forward Robin van Persie. Promoted club Southampton have shone at times, but will need a miserly defence to stop the expected attacking onslaught.There are also highlights from Tuesday's four Premier League matches, which include QPR against Manchester City.
S2012 E26Feb 2, 2013
MOTD - February 2nd, 2013 Feb 2, 2013 Gary Lineker introduces the best of the action from the Premier League.Sir Alex Ferguson take his Manchester United side to west London for a meeting with Fulham as they continue their pursuit of a 20th league title.Tony Pulis's Stoke travel to Arsenal, where they had lost all four previous Premier League encounters against Arsene Wenger's men.Meanwhile, Newcastle host Chelsea, who boosted their squad with the signing of former St James' Park favourite Demba Ba in January.Elsewhere, Everton take on Aston Villa, QPR face Norwich, Reading host Sunderland, Swansea travel to West Ham and Wigan meet Southampton.
S2012 E27Feb 9, 2013
MOTD - February 9th, 2013 Feb 9, 2013 Gary Lineker introduces highlights from the Premier League.Champions Manchester City travel down to Southampton, having come from behind to beat the Saints earlier in this campaign. Tottenham host Newcastle, whom they thrashed 5-0 at White Hart Lane last season. Chelsea face Wigan, against whom they have had some big wins in recent years, including scorelines of 8-0 and 6-0. The last time Arsenal were at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland put them out of the FA Cup; 12 months on, Arsene Wenger's side hope for better fortunes. Struggling Reading have the tricky task of trying to pick up points from their visit to Stoke's Britannia Stadium, something which has proved beyond most other teams this season.The day's other games see Fulham visit Norwich and QPR travel to Wales to play Swansea.
S2012 E28Feb 23, 2013
MOTD - February 23rd, 2013 Feb 23, 2013 Gary Lineker introduces the best of the action and reaction from the day's six Premier League matches.Manchester United's trip to QPR has implications at both ends of the table, with the hosts fighting against relegation and the visitors contesting the title. Recent history favours United, who were 12 matches unbeaten in this fixture prior to this match.In other games, Reading face fellow strugglers Wigan, while freefalling Aston Villa face a daunting visit to Arsenal.
S2012 E29Mar 2, 2013
MOTD - March 2nd, 2013 Mar 2, 2013 Highlights including Man Utd. vs Norwich
S2012 E30Mar 9, 2013
MOTD - March 9th, 2013 Mar 9, 2013 Norwich v Southampton QPR v Sunderland Reading v Aston Villa West Brom v Swansea
S2012 E31Mar 16, 2013
MOTD - March 16th, 2013 Mar 16, 2013 Everton v Man City Aston Villa v QPR Southampton v Liverpool Swansea v Arsenal
S2012 E32Mar 30, 2013
MOTD - March 30th, 2013 Mar 30, 2013 Sunderland v Man Utd Arsenal v Reading Man City v Newcastle Swansea v Tottenham West Ham v West Brom Wigan v Norwich Everton v Stoke
S2012 E33Apr 6, 2013
MOTD - April 6th, 2013 Apr 6, 2013 Reading v Southampton Chelsea v Sunderland Newcastle v Fulham Norwich v Swansea Stoke v Aston Villa West Brom v Arsenal
S2012 E34Apr 13, 2013
MOTD - April 13th, 2013 Apr 13, 2013 Newcastle v Sunderland Arsenal v Norwich Aston Villa v Fulham Everton v QPR Reading v Liverpool Southampton v West Ham Wigan v Swansea
S2012 E35Apr 20, 2013
MOTD - April 20th, 2013 Apr 20, 2013 Fulham v Arsenal Norwich v Reading QPR v Stoke Sunderland v Everton Swansea v Southampton West Brom v Newcastle West Ham v Wigan
S2012 E36Apr 27, 2013
MOTD - April 27th, 2013 Apr 27, 2013 Man City v West Ham Aston Villa v Sunderland Chelsea v Swansea Everton v Fulham Southampton v West Brom Stoke v Norwich Wigan v Tottenham Newcastle v Liverpool
S2012 E37May 4, 2013
MOTD - May 4th, 2013 May 4, 2013 Fulham v Reading Liverpool v Everton Man Utd v Chelsea Norwich v Aston Villa QPR v Arsenal Sunderland v Stoke Swansea v Man City Tottenham v Southampton West Brom v Wigan West Ham v Newcastle
S2012 E38May 11, 2013
MOTD - May 11th, 2013 May 11, 2013 Highlights of the Premier League game between Aston Villa and Chelsea. Villa have endured a difficult season, spending much of the campaign battling to avoid relegation. They were beaten 8-0 in the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge in December, when they suffered their biggest defeat in top-flight history. But the prolific form of Belgian striker Christian Benteke since the turn of the year has helped Paul Lambert's side pick up some vital points.The visitors lifted the Champions League trophy 12 months ago, but need a strong finish to the season if they are to qualify for next year's competition. Interim manager Rafael Benitez won't be in charge of the Blues next season, but he will be determined to end his Stamford Bridge stint on a high by claiming a top-four spot.
S2012 E39May 12, 2013
MOTD - May 12th, 2013 May 12, 2013 Gary Lineker introduces highlights from seven Premier League games. The penultimate Sunday of the season is sure to provide plenty of drama and suspense, as teams near the bottom battle to secure survival while those at the top scrap over European qualification.Tottenham have failed to win their last four league and cup games against Stoke, but they may fancy their chances of victory at the Britannia Stadium given the Potters' disappointing displays since the new year. Sunderland's form has also dipped in the second half of the season, prompting the Black Cats to replace manager Martin O'Neill. His replacement, Paolo Di Canio, will be hopeful of securing three points against Southampton.Leaders Manchester United take on Swansea in what will be the Red Devils' final home game of the 2012-13 season. Newcastle make the long trip south to play Queens Park Rangers, while Liverpool also head to London, with Fulham their opponents. Elsewhere, Everton face West Ham and Norwich host West Brom.
S2012 E40May 19, 2013
MOTD - May 19th, 2013 May 19, 2013 Gary Lineker introduces highlights of the conclusion to the 2012-13 Premier League season, with all 20 clubs in action as the final league table order is established and any outstanding issues settled.In 2012, Manchester City deprived local rivals Manchester United by clinching the title in injury time. United bounced back to claim their 20th top-flight title last month and are looking to sign off their season in style at West Brom.