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MOTD - 22nd August 2015
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#1 - MOTD - 22nd August 2015

Match of the Day - Season 2015 - Episode 4

Gary Lineker presents highlights of the day's six Premier League matches. In the lunchtime kick-off, Manchester United welcomed Newcastle to Old Trafford, while West Ham entertained Bournemouth at Upton Park. Former West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is a guest in the studio alongside Alan Shearer. In the day's other games, Crystal Palace host Aston Villa, Tottenham travel to take on Leicester, Norwich play Stoke and Sunderland meet Swansea.

MOTD - 29th August 2015
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#2 - MOTD - 29th August 2015

Match of the Day - Season 2015 - Episode 5

Gary Lineker presents highlights of the day's Premier League games, which include Newcastle's match against Arsenal. The Gunners ended last season strongly, lifting the FA Cup at Wembley after thrashing Aston Villa, but a poor start to their league campaign prevented them from challenging for the league title. Arsene Wenger's men have won their last seven games against Newcastle, and will be hopeful of extending that winning run at St James' Park. Elsewhere, reigning champions Chelsea face fellow Londoners Crystal Palace, while Aston Villa meet Sunderland, Bournemouth host Leicester and West Ham travel to Liverpool. Newly promoted Watford face a tough trip to Manchester City, while Stoke play West Brom and Tottenham face Everton. Analysis comes from Ruud Gullit and Martin Keown.

MOTD2 - 9th August 2015
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#3 - MOTD2 - 9th August 2015

Match of the Day 2 - Season 2015 - Episode 1

Highlights and analysis of the day's three Premier League matches, plus a round-up of Saturday's action, introduced by Mark Chapman. Arsenal have approached the new season in confident mood after ending the last campaign strongly and retaining the FA Cup. Sunday's opponents West Ham hadn't beaten the Gunners in 15 attempts, but their new manager Slaven Bilic has been backed in the transfer market and set a target of a top-eight finish by the club's owners. There was a managerial bow too for Steve McClaren at Newcastle, who hosted Southampton, while Stoke City faced Liverpool in a repeat of the final day of last season, when the Potters scored five first-half goals as Brendan Rodgers' side were thrashed 6-1.

MOTD2 - 16th August 2015
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#4 - MOTD2 - 16th August 2015

Match of the Day 2 - Season 2015 - Episode 2

Highlights and analysis of the day's two Premier League matches, plus a round-up of the weekend's earlier action, introduced by Mark Chapman. Champions Chelsea are unbeaten in the Premier League against last season's runners-up Manchester City since Jose Mourinho returned to the west London club. Mourinho will be looking to extend that run to five games, and with it steal an early march in the fledgling title race. Crystal Palace invested heavily in new signings over the summer, including one-time Arsenal target Yohan Cabaye. The Eagles' new arrivals are sure of a warm reception from the Selhurst Park faithful ahead of their home league debuts as Arsene Wenger's Gunners make the short trip across London.

MOTD - 8th August 2015
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#5 - MOTD - 8th August 2015

Match of the Day - Season 2015 - Episode 2

Gary Lineker introduces the best of the action and reaction from the opening day of the Premier League season. Chelsea began their title defence at home to Swansea, who had not won this fixture for 90 years, while an expensively revamped Manchester United side hosted Tottenham. The three promoted sides were all in action: Bournemouth made their top-flight debut against Aston Villa, Norwich welcomed Crystal Palace to Carrow Road, and Watford travelled to Everton.

MOTD2 - 23rd August 2015
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#6 - MOTD2 - 23rd August 2015

Match of the Day 2 - Season 2015 - Episode 3

Mark Chapman introduces highlights of the day's three matches in the Premier League. In the day's early kick-off, West Brom took on champions Chelsea at the Hawthorns. Back in May, the Baggies inflicted a surprise 3-0 defeat on the Blues, but it mattered not to Jose Mourinho, as his side had already secured the title. Everton welcome Manchester City to Goodison Park, meaning an early return to Merseyside for Raheem Sterling, whose controversial move from Liverpool to Man City has been one of the talking points of the summer. In Sunday's other match, Premier League new boys Watford host Southampton at Vicarage Road.

MOTD - 15th August 2015
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#7 - MOTD - 15th August 2015

Match of the Day - Season 2015 - Episode 3

Gary Lineker introduces Premier League highlights and reaction with studio guests Ian Wright and Jermaine Jenas. Tottenham host Stoke, looking to avenge back-to-back defeats last season. West Ham begin their final Premier League season at Upton Park with the visit of Leicester, while Swansea entertain Newcastle, boasting a six-game unbeaten run against them. The day's other fixtures see Southampton play Everton, Norwich travel to Sunderland and Watford face West Bromwich Albion. Plus highlights of Manchester United's trip to Aston Villa on Friday night.

August 18th, 2013
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#8 - August 18th, 2013

Match of the Day 2 - Season 2013 - Episode 1

Mark Chapman introduces highlights of two matches on the opening Sunday of the 2013/14 Premier League season. Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho is back for a second spell in charge of Chelsea - they host newly-promoted Hull at Stamford Bridge. Meanwhile, Ian Holloway's Crystal Palace will be out to prove that they should not necessarily be firm favourites for relegation as Tottenham go to Selhurst Park for a hotly-contested London derby.

August 26th, 2013
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#9 - August 26th, 2013

Match of the Day 2 - Season 2013 - Episode 2

Mark Chapman introduces highlights of the heavyweight clash between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford. Both clubs have new managers in charge and it will be fascinating to see if either of them could lay down a marker for the rest of the campaign with the 2013-14 season in its infancy. The headline-making Jose Mourinho has pulled off some crucial victories at Old Trafford before, while this is David Moyes' first home game in charge of Manchester United. There will also be highlights of all the weekend's action, including Sunday's match between Premier League new boys Cardiff City and Manchester City, plus Tottenham and Swansea's encounter at White Hart Lane.

September 1st, 2013
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#10 - September 1st, 2013

Match of the Day 2 - Season 2013 - Episode 3

Mark Chapman introduces highlights of the day's three Premier League matches, including two mouthwatering derbies, with Liverpool hosting Manchester United and Arsenal in action against north London rivals Tottenham. With analysis from John Hartson, Gus Poyet and Danny Murphy. The rivalry between Liverpool and Manchester United, England's two most successful clubs, ensures games between the two north west teams are always fiercely competitive. But today's fixture has an added edge following United's recruitment of manager David Moyes, who has arrived after 11 years in charge of Liverpool's cross-city rivals Everton. The Scot never won a game at Anfield while in charge of the Toffees, and will want to put that record right with his new club. Derby matches can sometimes be cagey affairs, but games between Arsenal and Tottenham invariably produce entertainment. The previous six meetings have yielded a total of 31 goals - including 5-2 wins for Arsenal in the previous two matches at the Emirates. The Gunners once again edged Spurs to clinch Champions League qualification last season, so Andre Villas-Boas' side will be out for revenge. The day's other game sees West Brom take on a Swansea side who were on Europa League duty in midweek. Mark and guests will also look back at the goals from yesterday's seven matches.

September 15th, 2013
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#11 - September 15th, 2013

Match of the Day 2 - Season 2013 - Episode 4

Mark Chapman introduces highlights of the day's Premier League clash between Southampton and West Ham at St Mary's Stadium. The hosts had a decent season last time around, and have newly-capped England striker Rickie Lambert to thank for much of their success in recent years. West Ham have a similarly burly target man in Andy Carroll, and both of them are likely to be battling for the same place in Roy Hodgson's England squad over the coming season. Mark and guests also look back at the goals from Saturday's eight games.

September 29th, 2013
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#12 - September 29th, 2013

Match of the Day 2 - Season 2013 - Episode 6

Highlights and analysis of the day's two Premier League fixtures, as Sunderland host Liverpool and Stoke welcome Norwich. Sunderland head coach Paulo Di Canio brought in 14 players over the summer and is already under pressure after failing to win a Premier League game in August. Conversely, Liverpool made a superb start to the season, including victory over champions Manchester United. Stoke made a promising start to the season under new manager Mark Hughes, but after tough fixtures against Manchester City and Arsenal they will welcome the visit of Norwich, who have never won at the Britannia Stadium in eight attempts. Plus all the goals from Saturday's games and a light-hearted look at some of the weekend's more unusual moments.

October 6th, 2013
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#13 - October 6th, 2013

Match of the Day 2 - Season 2013 - Episode 7

Mark Chapman presents highlights from all four of Sunday's Premier League fixtures. Jose Mourinho's Chelsea head to Norwich in one of two early kick-offs, while Southampton welcome Swansea in the other clash. Tottenham then entertain West Ham without a key man from last year's 3-1 win in the corresponding fixture - the world's most expensive footballer, Gareth Bale, recently departed to Real Madrid for £85.3 million. Their north London rivals Arsenal are also in action on a busy afternoon for the capital's sides, with the Gunners travelling to West Brom. Plus all the goals from Saturday's games, as well as a light-hearted look at some of the weekend's more unusual moments.

October 20th, 2013
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#14 - October 20th, 2013

Match of the Day 2 - Season 2013 - Episode 8

Mark Chapman introduces highlights of the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur at Villa Park. The home side are looking to make amends for their 4-0 defeat to Spurs in the League Cup third round last month. Goals from Paulinho, Nacer Chadli and a brace from Jermain Defoe gave the visitors a comfortable win, although the hosts were controversially denied a clear-cut penalty early in the second half. Tottenham also won 4-0 on their last Premier League visit to Villa Park, with Gareth Bale scoring a hat-trick. The Welshman has since left White Hart Lane to join Real Madrid, but the Londoners have reinvested the proceeds from his sale, purchasing exciting talents such as Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela. So despite Bale's departure, Andre Villas-Boas' side have high hopes of breaking into the top four this season. Mark and guests also look back at the goals from Saturday's eight matches.

October 27th, 2013
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#15 - October 27th, 2013

Match of the Day 2 - Season 2013 - Episode 9

Mark Chapman presents highlights from a busy day of Premier League action. With Jose Mourinho having replaced Manuel Pellegrini as Real Madrid manager, the two now do battle in the Premier League, with Mourinho's Chelsea hosting Pellegrini's Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. Sunderland meet Newcastle in the Tyne-Wear derby at the Stadium of Light, with the Black Cats desperate for points after a wretched start to the season. Tottenham's form has been encouraging so far in this campaign, and the London side were aiming to rack up another three points against newly-promoted Hull City. The day's other fixture pits Swansea against West Ham at the Liberty Stadium.

November 3rd, 2013
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#16 - November 3rd, 2013

Match of the Day 2 - Season 2013 - Episode 10

Mark Chapman presents highlights from the Premier League, plus a look back at Saturday's goals. While the fixture list might be relatively quiet, with just two games, the day's action is sure to be explosive with South Wales rivals Cardiff and Swansea going head-to-head. The clash at the Cardiff City Stadium is the first-ever top-flight meeting of the two sides. Elsewhere Everton take on Tottenham in what is, if last season is anything to go by, sure to be an equally entertaining encounter. Two stoppage-time goals earned the Toffees a last-gasp 2-1 victory last term, and new Everton boss Roberto Martinez will be after more of the same as he looks to build on his side's impressive start to this campaign.

November 10th, 2013
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#17 - November 10th, 2013

Match of the Day 2 - Season 2013 - Episode 11

Mark Chapman presents highlights from a busy day of Premier League action, as Arsenal travel to champions Manchester United for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement. The Gunners are looking to halt a four-game losing league streak at Old Trafford. Manchester City make the trip to the Stadium of Light, something of a bogey ground for City following 1-0 defeats on each of their last three visits. Newcastle are in London to take on Tottenham, while Swansea host Stoke in the day's other games.