The awkward moment Gary Lineker destroyed Alan Shearer on Match of the Day

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Alan Shearer must have known that he’d get some stick after Tottenham striker Harry Kane equalled his Premier League era record for goals in a calendar year on Saturday.

The Newcastle United legend - who has scored more goals than any other player in Premier League history - netted 36 goals back in 1995.

Kane, following his hat-trick against Burnley yesterday, now boasts the same number of goals but will break the record if he scores against Southampton on Boxing Day.

Shearer sent Kane a congratulatory tweet and said that he hopes that Kane breaks the record later this week.

Gary Lineker, however, couldn’t resist the chance to take a cheeky dig at Shearer on Twitter.

Posting a photo of Shearer smiling, Lineker tweeted: “Hattrick for @HKane and he equals @alanshearer’s Premier League record. Here’s a picture of Al pretending to be pleased for him.”

Lineker ends Shearer on MOTD and it was awkward

Later on Saturday evening, towards the end of Match of the Day, Lineker took a pop at Shearer for a completely different reason.

They two former pros were analysing Charlie Austin’s kick on Jonas Lossl when Lineker ended Shearer with the following comment: “Well, I don’t know what sort of player would ever kick anyone in the head, do you?”


Danny Murphy clearly didn’t get the reference - but Shearer most certainly did.

He sat there stony-faced and there was an awkward silence before Shearer said: “Move on.”


“Did you never do that?” Lineker said, knowing full well Shearer once kicked Neil Lennon in the head during a match. “Oh, yes you did!”

Watch the awkward moment here…

Twitter loved it

Meanwhile, here’s how Twitter reacted…

Video: Shearer v Lennon

In case you're not sure what incident Lineker was referring to, watch this...

Austin charged with violent conduct

Austin, by the way, has been charged with violent conduct and had until 5pm today to respond.

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