Despite Lineker's personal performance, Tottenham finished this final pre-Premier League season in 15th place. It became known during the case that the article had actually been ghost-written by a journalist at the Sunday Telegraph following a telephone interview with Lineker. On Tuesday it is 25 years since the start of the Premier League. Lineker was equally talented at both football and cricket. Birmingham City Council leader Ian Ward confirmed the move this morning, Sir Alex Ferguson's message to Ruud van Nistelrooy after he swore at ex-Man Utd boss, Sir Alex Ferguson named Dutchman Ruud van Nistelrooy on his bench for the 2006 Carling Cup final - a decision the then Manchester United striker didn't agree with, Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick says his 'life unraveled' when his dog got hit by a car in front of him, Supervet star Noel Fitzpatrick has opened up on the 'traumatic' moment his terrier Keira was run over in front of his eyes. Having had that constantly thrown at me for years, I thought, ‘Why wouldn’t I?’ My kids are all grown up now, they’re all in their twenties.” He describes it as “a really, really positive experience”. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. Gary Lineker was about to move to Japan when he appeared as a guest on the first Match of the Day of the Premier League era in 1992. Walker added: "We didn't want to take any chances so we have a Victoria Sponge on standby just in case. Lineker scored three hat-tricks for Everton; at home to Birmingham City in a 4–1 league win on 31 August 1985, at home to Manchester City in a 4–0 home win on 11 February 1986, and then in the penultimate league game of the season on 3 May 1986, when they kept their title hopes alive with a 6–1 home win over Southampton. On his final league appearance, he scored twice in a 3–1 home win over West Ham United whose own title hopes had just disappeared. Match Of The Day presenter Gary Lineker on allegations of bias at the BBC, the Keir Starmer impact and taking in a refugee.  Lineker posted "The treatment by some towards these young refugees is hideously racist and utterly heartless. Jenas, who is also a co-host on BBC Radio 5 Live’s 606 phone-in, is understood to be keen to move into the presenting chair on a permanent basis. The corporation has come under fire in recent years for its gender pay gap as well as the excessive salaries its top talent receives.  He has one brother, Wayne, who is two years his junior. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. In the semi-final he scored twice in a 3–1 win over North London rivals Arsenal.. The BBC has been under great scrutiny in recent months, with accusations of bias from both sides of the political spectrum and calls to abolish the licence fee, which would threaten its existence. Lineker and Michelle have four sons; George, Harry, Tobias and Angus. Lineker made his Barcelona debut against Racing Santander, scoring twice. He was recently given the opportunity to present when he was announced as one of the hosts of the BBC’s new MOTDx show, which is aimed at a younger audience.