Match of the Day to make history with first ever father-son punditry team in shake-up to regular cast | The Sun

IAN WRIGHT and Shaun Wright-Phillips are set to make Match of the Day history this weekend.

The duo will become the first-ever father-son punditry team on Saturday night's instalment of the long-running footie show.

An excerpt of a BBC statement read: "Ian Wright and Shaun Wright-Phillips will become the first father and son punditry team to appear on Match of the Day on Saturday.

"Arsenal legend Wright, a regular pundit on the show, will be joined by son Wright-Phillips, who had two spells with Manchester City.

"The pair will join Gary Lineker in the studio to review highlights from Saturday's Premier League fixtures."

There will no doubt be plenty of banter between father and son – who regularly trade jibes with one another on social media.


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Wright-Phillips brutally trolled his old man after Arsenal's 4-1 defeat to Manchester City last month.

The former City star tweeted: "Hi @IanWright how's things?

"Just checking… Hope you're okay, dad."

Wright-Phillip's tweet was put to Ian during MOTD by host Gary Lineker.

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Arsenal's former all-time leading goalscorer said of his son: "He's so annoying!

"I taught him how to wee this boy… he still can't reach the toilet now!"

Lineker couldn't help but see the funny side and replied: "He's certainly taking the wee now!'"

Wright-Phillips lit up the Premier League with Manchester City, Chelsea and QPR before leaving for the MLS in 2015 and retiring four years later.

Brother Bradley also played in the Prem for City but spent the bulk of his career in the MLS before retiring last March.

And Shaun recently admitted he reckons his old man lamented neither one of them playing for Arsenal.

The 41-year-old told Four Four Two: "I’d imagine that if you asked him now, he’d say yes. It would’ve been a nice story to tell.

"But I think he was just happy with what we achieved. We made our own paths.

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"I played the way I wanted to, by enjoying watching a lot of wingers and attacking football when I was growing up; my brother liked watching people score goals, and you can see that with what he did in MLS.

"We didn’t listen to much of the talk on the outside."

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