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Alan Shearer CBE DL is an English football pundit and former professional player who played as a striker. Widely regarded as one of the best strikers of all time and one of the greatest players in Premier League history, he is the Premier League's record goalscorer with 260 goals. He was named Football Writers' Association Player of the Year in 1994 and won the PFA Player of the Year award in 1995. In 1996, he came third in both Ballon d'Or and FIFA World Player of the Year awards. In 2004, he was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world's greatest living players. Shearer was one of the first two players inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame in 2021.
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Newcastle 'battered' Man Utd team full of 'bad eggs'Match of the Day's Alan Shearer analyses Newcastle's dominance in wide areas against a Manchester United team with "too many bad eggs".
How Jesus was key to Arsenal's win over WolvesMatch of the Day's Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Danny Murphy discuss Gabriel Jesus' role in the Arsenal squad after their 2-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers.
When team-mates attack... each other!Alan Shearer recalls the infamous day when Newcastle team-mates Lee Bowyer and Kieron Dyer ended up at each other's throats, before both felt the wrath of then manager Graeme Souness.
Venables was an absolute coaching genius - ShearerSpeaking to BBC Breakfast, Alan Shearer pays tribute to his former England manager Terry Venables who has died aged 80.
Watch Venables' England at their best in Euro 96 win over NetherlandsRelive England's stunning performance against the Netherlands at Wembley in Euro 96, with Alan Shearer and Teddy Sheringham both scoring twice.
'It will take some beating' - Olise's goal of season contenderMatch of the Day's Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer discuss whether Crystal Palace winger Michael Olise has scored the goal of the season against Luton.
'I haven't just made the list, I've topped the list!'Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards discuss the Top 10 best first season stars in the Premier League, as they decide where to place Micah.
Were Carrick & Scholes underrated as a midfield duo?Match of the Day Top 10's Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards discuss the best Premier League midfield duos, and whether Michael Carrick and Paul Scholes were underrated.
'Palmer not the only Chelsea player to prove a point'Chelsea were fearless against Manchester City on Sunday but Cole Palmer's penalty to earn them a point was especially brave, says MOTD2 pundit Alan Shearer.
MOTD analysis: How 'magnificent' Palmer created vital Chelsea impactMatch of the Day 2-s Alan Shearer, Ian Wright and Mark Chapman analyse how ex-Manchester City player Cole Palmer has made an impact at Chelsea.
'The player everyone underrates' - Lineker on GiroudGary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards discuss one of Olivier Giroud's best assists as they question whether the striker deserves more credit.
'I went barging into his office' - Shearer on GullitRuud Gullit might have been one of the best Dutch players in Premier League history, but an incident from 24 years ago leaves him lower down on Alan Shearer's top 10 list.
'Please say you've put yourself at number one!'Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards discuss the best Premier League goals scored by defenders.
Who had the best front three in Premier League history?The MOTD Top 10 is back as Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards discuss the best Premier League front threes.
'Beating Man City great for Arsenal and title race'Only three points separate the Premier League top four which gives all of them hope, says MOTD2 pundit Alan Shearer.
'Haaland hardly had a kick' - How Arsenal stopped Man City playingMatch of the Day 2's Danny Murphy and Alan Shearer analyse how Arsenal prevented Manchester City from playing their usual game, and claimed a 1-0 win.
VAR recording 'chaotic' - ShearerSpeaking to BBC Breakfast, former England and Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer says the audio recording released by referees' body PGMOL is "chaotic".
Shearer & Richards on 'incomprehensible' VAR decisionsMatch of the Day pundits Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards discuss the controversial VAR decisions which ruled out Luis Diaz's goal and saw Curtis Jones sent off for Liverpool against..
From Van Persie to Bale - watch greatest Premier League volleysBBC Sport takes a look back at some of the most iconic volleys in Premier League history, featuring Alan Shearer, Robin van Persie and Gareth Bale.
Why we'll now see a different Richarlison - analysisMatch of the Day's Alan Shearer analyses Richarlison's performance off the bench for Tottenham against Sheffield United, explaining why a first home goal for the striker could revitalise the..
How Brighton picked apart new-look Man Utd - analysisMatch of the Day pundits Alan Shearer and Danny Murphy discuss how Brighton were able to exploit Manchester United's change in formation during their 3-1 win at Old Trafford.
New rules putting pressure on referees - Shearer on time wastingMatch of the Day 2's Alex Scott is joined by Alan Shearer and Micah Richards to discuss the new time wasting rules which have already led to two red cards in the Premier League.
How Klopp's changes transformed Liverpool - MOTD analysisWatch as Match of the Day 2's Alan Shearer analyses how Jurgen Klopp's substitutions helped 10-man Liverpool engineer an incredible 2-1 comeback victory over Newcastle.
How 'sensational' Foden flourished in De Bruyne's absenceMatch of the pundits Alan Shearer and Danny Murphy lavish praise on Phil Foden after his performance in a more central role as Manchester City beat Newcastle 1-0.
Mac Allister red card decision was terrible - ShearerMatch of the Day pundit Alan Shearer says the decision to award Alexis Mac Allister a red card for his challenge on Ryan Christie was "terrible."
MOTD pundits amused by Hodgson's touchline clashMatch of the Day's Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards see the funny side as Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson clashes with Sheffield United's Max Lowe.
Shearer hails Tonali after 'perfect' Newcastle debutMatch of the Day's Alan Shearer says midfielder Sandro Tonali was "magnificent" on his Newcastle debut against Aston Villa.
'Newcastle need another miracle this season'Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer is not expecting Newcastle to repeat their top-four finish from last season, but feels Manchester City are still the team to beat at the top.
Man City have set the standard - how can Man Utd catch up?Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer says Manchester United will have to spend big this summer if they are to challenge Manchester City's supremacy.
'I'm inclined to swear' - Shearer on VAR penalty decisionWatch as BBC Sport's Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer, Peter Schmeichel and Micah Richards discuss the decision to award Manchester United a penalty for a Jack Grealish handball.
Match of the Day Top 10 podcast: FA Cup finalsGary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards discuss the greatest FA Cup finals in the latest Match of The Day: Top 10 podcast.
Shearer ignored in Premier League striker debateAs the MOTD Top 10 team discuss the best all-time Premier League strikeforce, Alan Shearer can't help but feel someone is being left out of the debate
How Gibbs-White 'encapsulated' Forest's seasonMatch of the Day pundits Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Jermaine Jenas analyse the role played by Morgan Gibbs-White as Nottingham Forest clinch Premier League safety with a 1-0 win over Arsenal.
Guardiola has 'reinvented the game' with 'relentless' Man CityMatch of the Day pundits Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Jermaine Jenas discuss Pep Guardiola's influence on the Premier League after Manchester City win their third successive title.
'Man City are two games away from immortality'Pep Guardiola's Manchester City are on the verge of writing their name into footballing history as they hunt the Treble, says Alan Shearer.
Match of the Day Top 10: Penalty takersGary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards rank the best 10 penalty takers to have graced the Premier League.
Lineker & Shearer share secret of scoring penaltiesGary Lineker and Alan Shearer share the secret to scoring penalties, as Gary looks back at his first two penalties for England.
How Gundogan took centre stage - ShearerMatch of the Day pundit Alan Shearer explains how Ilkay Gundogan took "centre stage" after scoring two goals and missing a penalty in Manchester City's 2-1 win over Leeds.
'Shearer should be concerned' - Kane closes in on recordOnly Alan Shearer stands in Harry Kane's way of the Premier League's goalscoring record after the Tottenham striker scores his 209th against Crystal Palace to surpass Wayne Rooney.
Fabregas or Silva - who was better?Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards struggle to pick between former Chelsea and Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas and ex-Manchester City maestro David Silva for pole position in the Top 10..
How 'hopeless' Spurs conceded three in 15 minutesMark Chapman, Alan Shearer and Leon Osman analyse Tottenham's defensive issues after their 4-3 defeat by Liverpool, in which they conceded three goals in the first 15 minutes.
A happy club again - but things about to get even better for NewcastleMatch of the Day pundit Alan Shearer is confident his old club Newcastle will secure a top-four finish and qualify for next season's Champions League.
Analysis: De Bruyne & Haaland 'bullied' Arsenal defenceMatch of the Day pundit Alan Shearer describes how Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland "bullied" Arsenal's central defenders in their 4-1 win over the Gunners.
Match of the Day Top 10: Premier League celebrationsGary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards rank the best Premier League celebrations in the latest episode of Match of the Day Top 10.
Harry Kane: Would going trophyless tarnish legacy?Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards discuss whether Harry Kane needs to win trophies to be considered a legend - or is breaking Premier League and England records enough?
I should've won the title with Everton - LinekerGary Lineker reveals his regret over not winning the league with Everton, as Alan Shearer and Micah Richards relive their own title-winning tales.
MOTD Top 10: Best French Premier League playersIn this instalment from series five of the Match of the Day Top 10, Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer & Micah Richards discuss French Premier League players.
'Worst decision I've ever made' - Richards' regretMicah Richards tells Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer about one of the "worst decisions" he ever made while at Manchester City.
How Haaland & De Bruyne fired 'breathtaking' Man City to winMatch of the Day's Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Danny Murphy discuss Erling Haaland and Kevin de Bruyne's influence in Manchester City's 4-1 victory over Southampton.
‘Onwards & upwards from here’ - Howe reignites NewcastleMatch of the Day pundit Alan Shearer says Eddie Howe has reignited Newcastle's bid for a top-four finish after their slow start to 2023.