The BEST Episodes of Match of the Day 2
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 9, 2020
Network: BBC Two
Match of the Day 2 (otherwise known as MOTD2) is a football highlights programme shown on BBC Two in the United Kingdom. It was created in 2004 when the BBC regained the right to broadcast Premier League highlights. Broadcast on Sunday evenings, usually later than 10 p.m., it is advertised as a "light-hearted look at the Premier League's action", referring to its more fan focused presentational style than the Saturday night version. Launched with an anchor of Adrian Chiles and analysis from two pundits. Adrian Chiles became popular in this role. In 2010 he was replaced by Colin Murray who left Channel 5 to take up the position at the beginning of the 2010/11 season and to also host the BBC World Cup coverage in 2010.
#1 - MOTD2 - 14th February 2016
Season 2015 - Episode 24 - Aired Feb 14, 2016
Highlights and analysis of the day's three crucial Premier League matches. Arsenal's meeting with Leicester and Manchester City's game with Tottenham could both have major implications on the title race. The reverse fixtures earlier in the season generated a total of 12 goals as the Gunners ran out 5-2 winners at the King Power Stadium, whilst Tottenham thrashed Manchester City 4-1. The day's other game saw relegation-threatened Aston Villa face Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool.
#2 - MOTD2 - 19th March 2017
Season 2016 - Episode 28 - Aired Mar 19, 2017
Mark Chapman introduces the best action and reaction from Sunday's three Premier League matches. The pick of the day's games is Liverpool's clash with Manchester City as the Reds look to complete the league double over their top-four rivals for a second successive campaign. In the day's early kick-off, Middlesbrough host Manchester United, who scored two late goals to snatch a 2-1 victory when the teams met at Old Trafford on New Year's Eve. Elsewhere, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino faces his old side Southampton at White Hart Lane.
#3 - MOTD2 - 22nd January 2017
Season 2016 - Episode 20 - Aired Jan 22, 2017
Mark Chapman presents highlights from the day's three Premier League matches. Chelsea have won nine out of their 10 league games at home this season and will aim to continue their impressive form against relegation-threatened Hull. Elsewhere, Burnley face a trip to Arsenal as they look to avenge their controversial injury-time defeat to the Gunners in October. In the day's early kick-off, reigning champions Leicester are away to Southampton.
#4 - MOTD2 - 11th September 2016
Season 2016 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 11, 2016
Mark Chapman presents highlights of the Premier League game between Swansea and Chelsea. This match pits Swansea's Italian manager Francesco Guidolin against compatriot Antonio Conte, who took over as Chelsea boss after guiding Italy to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016. Conte has recruited players such as N'Golo Kante and Michy Batshuayi as he looks to strengthen a Chelsea side which finished a lowly tenth last season. The Swans won this fixture 1-0 last term thanks to a volley from Gylfi Sigurdsson, with the Icelandic midfielder earning the Welsh side their first league win against the Blues since 1981. There is also a chance to see all the goals and major incidents from Saturday's eight games.
#5 - MOTD2 - 6th November 2016
Season 2016 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 6, 2016
Mark Chapman presents highlights from today's five Premier League matches. An exciting day of football begins with a mouth-watering north London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham. Spurs may have only won one match at the Emirates Stadium since it opened ten years ago, but they have started this season brilliantly. Liverpool have also begun this campaign in top form, they welcome to Anfield a Watford side who will draw on memories of their famous 3-0 victory over the Reds last season. The day's other matches see Hull host Southampton, Manchester United travel to play Swansea and champions Leicester in action against West Brom. Plus a chance to see the goals and major incidents from Saturday's Premier League fixtures.
#6 - MOTD2 - 11th December 2016
Season 2016 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 11, 2016
Mark Chapman introduces highlights from the day's four Premier League matches, including Manchester United v Tottenham, Liverpool v West Ham, Chelsea v West Brom and Southampton v Middlesbrough.
#7 - MOTD2 - 7th February 2016
Season 2015 - Episode 23 - Aired Feb 7, 2016
Jason Mohammad introduces action from Sunday's two Premier League matches, plus all the goals from Saturday's games. The lunchtime kick-off sees Arsenal travel to the south coast to face Bournemouth. The Cherries have exceeded expectations in their first-ever season in the top flight, yet still desperately need points in their battle to avoid the drop. Arsene Wenger's team began the year top of the table but there is a lot of work to be done before they can claim a first Premier League title for more than a decade. Chelsea and Manchester United have thwarted Arsenal on many occasions since The Gunners' last league success, but both clubs are struggling this season. The teams face each other at Stamford Bridge, with United looking for a first win in six meetings against the Blues.
#8 - 24th August, 2008
Season 2008 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 24, 2008
#9 - MOTD2 - 22nd March 2015
Season 2014 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 22, 2015
Mark Chapman introduces highlights of the day's three Premier League fixtures, in which Liverpool and Manchester United renew their rivalry at Anfield, while long-time leaders Chelsea head to Hull and relegation-threatened QPR host Everton. Hull had only beaten Chelsea once in 90 years prior to this fixture, and never in the Premier League. Chelsea were 2-0 winners in the reverse fixture, which was marred by two Chelsea players being booked for diving and Gary Cahill lucky not to be sent off for a second yellow card after taking a tumble to try and win a penalty. At Anfield, the two most successful clubs in the English game faced each other in a game that had ramifications for their pursuit of Champions League qualification. The previous two meetings, both at Old Trafford, ended 3-0, with Manchester United avenging last season's home defeat with a comprehensive victory in December. Queen's Park Rangers will hope to end a string of defeats, including the previous weekend's collapse against Crystal Palace, as they host Everton at Loftus Road. There's also a chance to see all the goals and major incidents from Saturday's seven matches.
#10 - MOTD2 - 10th May 2015
Season 2014 - Episode 30 - Aired May 10, 2015
Mark Chapman presents highlights of the day's two Premier League fixtures. Chelsea have set the Premier League pace for much of the season, and in this programme they face a Liverpool side that narrowly missed out on the title 12 months ago. Victory for the Blues at Stamford Bridge against the Merseysiders would see Jose Mourinho's side complete a second straight league double over them. The day's other game sees champions Manchester City host struggling QPR. The clubs drew 2-2 at Loftus Road earlier this season - Sergio Aguero scored both of City's goals after they had twice trailed. There is also a chance to see all the goals from the previous day's top-flight games.
#11 - MOTD2 - 17th May 2015
Season 2014 - Episode 31 - Aired May 17, 2015
Mark Chapman introduces highlights from the day's two Premier League fixtures. The early match sees Swansea welcome Manchester City to the Liberty Stadium. The Swans have enjoyed a good first full season under manager Garry Monk and will want to end it strongly against Manuel Pellegrini's City side, whose form has tailed off badly after Christmas. It took Manchester United a while to adapt to new manager Louis van Gaal's methods, but since Christmas they have enjoyed an excellent run of form. Arsenal are the day's visitors to Old Trafford, a ground at which they beat the Red Devils in the FA Cup in March thanks to a goal from former United striker Danny Welbeck. There is also a chance to see all the goals from Saturday's top-flight games.
#12 - MOTD2 - 9th August 2015
Season 2015 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 9, 2015
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.
#13 - MOTD2 - 16th August 2015
Season 2015 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 16, 2015
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.
#14 - MOTD2 - 27th September 2015
Season 2015 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 27, 2015
Highlights and analysis of the day's Premier League match, plus a round-up of the weekend's earlier action, introduced by Mark Chapman. Newly promoted Watford entertain Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road in what is the first ever top-flight meeting between the two clubs. The last time they faced each other was at Wembley in a dramatic Championship play-off final in 2013, which Palace won in extra time thanks to a Kevin Phillips penalty.
#15 - MOTD2 - 25th October 2015
Season 2015 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 25, 2015
Highlights and analysis of the day's three Premier League matches plus a round-up of the weekend's earlier action, introduced by Mark Chapman. Manchester United hosted neighbours Manchester City looking to secure local bragging rights and steal a march in the fledgling title race. United won 4-2 at Old Trafford last season to end a four-game losing streak to City. The north east derby between Sunderland and Newcastle took on added significance with both clubs starting the season poorly. The Black Cats went into the game having won each of the last five league meetings between the sides. The day's other matches saw Bournemouth host Tottenham and Liverpool entertain Southampton.
#16 - MOTD2 - 8th November 2015
Season 2015 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 8, 2015
Mark Chapman presents highlights of the day's three Premier League matches - the north London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham, Liverpool against Crystal Palace and Aston Villa versus Manchester City. Arsenal have already beaten Spurs once this season, knocking them out of the League Cup in September, and the Gunners have lost just one of their last 26 home games against Tottenham in all competitions.
#17 - MOTD2 - 22nd November 2015
Season 2015 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 22, 2015
Mark Chapman presents highlights of Sunday's sole Premier League match as London rivals Tottenham and West Ham meet at White Hart Lane. The Hammers will be looking to continue an excellent record away from home this season that has seen them win at Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City. And having lost just once to Tottenham in their last five meetings in all competitions, Slaven Bilic's side will go into the game full of confidence. There is also a recap of all the goals and major incidents from Saturday's matches.
#18 - MOTD2 - 10th January 2016 (FA Cup)
Season 2015 - Episode 19 - Aired Jan 10, 2016
Highlights from the weekend's FA Cup third round matches. Tottenham face Leicester City, Chelsea play Scunthorpe United and Swansea travel to Oxford United.
#19 - MOTD2 - 17th January 2016
Season 2015 - Episode 20 - Aired Jan 17, 2016
Mark Chapman introduces highlights of Liverpool's clash with Manchester United and Arsenal's trip to Stoke. The meeting at Anfield between England's two most successful clubs is the latest in a fixture dating back more than 120 years. Manchester United have won the last three, including a 3-1 victory in September which was memorable for Christian Benteke's overhead kick and a stunning debut goal by Anthony Martial. Title hopefuls Arsenal have traditionally struggled at Stoke, only winning once in seven attempts in the Premier League. Stoke have already beaten Chelsea and Manchester City at the Britannia this season to underline their top-10 credentials.
#20 - MOTD2 - 24th January 2016
Season 2015 - Episode 21 - Aired Jan 24, 2016
Mark Chapman presents highlights of Sunday's Premier League matches, with Arsenal hosting Chelsea and Swansea City travelling to Everton. Chelsea beat Arsenal 2-0 in September, but that win has proved a rare bright spot in a disappointing season for the Blues, whose poor league form eventually cost manager Jose Mourinho his job. Things have gone more smoothly for long-serving Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, with the outstanding form of midfield playmaker Mesut Ozil helping the Gunners reach the new year top of the table - and hopeful of a first league title since 2004. Everton will also be hopeful of a strong end to the season, with the attacking talents of Romelu Lukaku, Gerard Deulofeu and Ross Barkley giving them a real cutting edge. However, the Toffees have lacked consistency and will be keen to capitalise against a Swansea side who have faded after a good start to the campaign. There is also a chance to see all the goals and major incidents from Saturday's games.
#21 - MOTD2 - 21st February 2016 (FA Cup)
Season 2015 - Episode 25 - Aired Feb 21, 2016
Highlights from Sunday's fifth-round FA Cup ties, featuring Blackburn v West Ham, Tottenham v Crystal Palace and Chelsea v Man City.
#22 - MOTD2 - 28th February 2016
Season 2015 - Episode 27 - Aired Feb 28, 2016
Highlights and analysis of the day's two Premier League matches. Manchester United entertained Arsenal at Old Trafford, looking to bounce back from the 3-0 defeat they suffered at the hands of the Gunners in October's reverse fixture. High-flying Tottenham faced struggling Swansea in the day's other match, with both sides needing points to help them fulfil their ambitions at either end of the table.
#23 - MOTD2 - 22nd February 2016 (FA Cup)
Season 2015 - Episode 26 - Aired Feb 22, 2016
#24 - MOTD2 - 19th December 2016
Season 2016 - Episode 16 - Aired Dec 19, 2016
Mark Chapman introduces action from the Merseyside derby. There are also highlights from Sunday's three Premier League matches, featuring a mouthwatering clash between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium, the south coast derby between Bournemouth and Southampton, and Burnley's trip to high-flying Tottenham.
#25 - MOTD2 - 12th July 2020
Season 2019 - Episode 30 - Aired Jul 12, 2020
Highlights and talking points from the day's four Premier League matches, including the London derby between Tottenham and Arsenal. Bournemouth against Leicester, Wolves v Everton and Crystal Palace's trip to Aston Villa complete the day's action.