The 2 Match of the Day stars and ex-England internationals usually poke enjoyable on the different’s trophy haul and this time it was Lineker who had the higher hand within the debate
Former England star Gary Lineker was fast to snort at Alan Shearer’s expense over the very fact his fellow Match of the Day co-star and ex-Three Lions striker has by no means lifted the FA Cup.
It has lengthy been a operating joke between the pair that each boast trophies of their respective collections that the opposite doesn’t. Whereas Lineker by no means received the primary division with any of his sides, Shearer lifted the Premier League whereas at Blackburn – however an FA Cup at all times managed to evade the Newcastle legend.
Lineker, then again, lifted the oldest competitors in soccer whereas at Tottenham Hotspur in the course of the 1990/91 marketing campaign. Shearer reached the ultimate of the FA Cup twice with Newcastle in 1998 and 1999 in opposition to Arsenal and Manchester United however fell quick on each events.
Forward of this yr’s FA Cup ultimate between Chelsea and Liverpool on Saturday, Lineker addressed the void in Shearer’s trophy cupboard by catching a fast video of the previous Southampton star sitting alongside the piece of silverware.
“There it’s look, that little magnificence,” Lineker proudly declared. “This is the cup you received” he barked at Shearer whereas holding a small plastic espresso cup in his colleague’s path.
In response, the Premier League’s report goal-scorer may do little greater than life earlier than crudely replying with a middle-fingered gesture to let Lineker know precisely what he considered the joke.
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The pair are each masking what guarantees to be probably the most evenly contested FA Cup finals in latest reminiscence as Jurgen Klopp’s Reds tackle Thomas Tuchel’s Blues – although they are going to really be taking part in in yellow.
It’s thought to stem from superstition, Chelsea have had wretched latest luck beneath the Wembley arch having misplaced the final two FA Cup finals alongside the Carabao Cup ultimate earlier this season – additionally in opposition to Liverpool.
All of these matches had been contested whereas Chelsea had been donning their iconic Blue residence equipment so the goal is to finish that run of dismal kind on the most important stage by switching to their yellow away equipment. The strip in query is identical one Tuchel’s males wore to beat Crystal Palace at Wembley on this season’s semi-final.
Chelsea have worn yellow in an FA Cup ultimate earlier than – again in 2009 after they clashed with one other Merseyside-based outfit in Everton beneath the long-lasting Wembley arch. It proved to be successful because the Blues got here from behind to beat the Toffees 2-1 to carry the trophy for what was then the membership’s fifth FA Cup triumph.