Gary Lineker makes Match of the Day pledge in wake of latest Leicester win

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Gary Lineker took to Twitter to express his delight at Leicester City's 2-1 victory over Chelsea and made quite the proclamation in the process.

Goals from Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez helped the Foxes to a memorable win over Jose Mourinho's team, who struck late through Loic Remy but could not find an equaliser against a dominant Leicester side.

It was a result that saw Claudio Ranieri's team return to the league summit and would have been all the sweeter for the Italian given that he was sacked as manager of Roman Abramovich's team back in 2004.


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In the immediate aftermath of the result, however, Lineker made as bold a pledge as you are likely to see on social media, after tweeting out that he would present the first episode of next season's run of Match of the Day in just his pants, should Leicester go on to win the Premier League.

The Foxes are currently two points clear of Arsenal at the summit of the table with Manchester City a point further back in third.

And while the majority of neutrals would relish a shock Leicester City title success, the idea of witnessing Lineker on screen and in his unmentionables could prove too much to bear.

Lineker is not the only member of the BBC Sport staff to have a soft spot for the Foxes either with fellow pundit and presenter Robbie Savage speaking in similarly glowing terms about his former club this term.

But with 22 games of the Premier League season remaining, it's fair to say that Ranieri's team still have some way to go before the idea of Lineker in his pants becomes anything other than a rather unsavoury pipedream!

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