​Twitter often gets Gary Lineker into a spot of bother. Last season, the former Spurs and England striker was left red-faced after he tweeted that he would present the first Match of the Day programme of the new season in his underwear if Leicester City won the Premier League title. 


They did, and he duly carried through with his word. 


Now, Lineker has been left eating his words once again after another post that ended up coming back to bite him in the back side. 


On Sunday afternoon, Liverpool were 2-0 and cruising against Bournemouth after making an impressive start to the match at the Vitality Stadium. Sadio Mane struck the opener before Divock Origi's fantastic second, prompting Lineker to tweet the following:

"When did 2-0 up become a dangerous score? Hear it so often now. Would like to know percentage of games lost from there? Suspect not high," he tweeted.

However, Lineker was left to rue another hasty tweet after Bournemouth came back from 3-1 (in other words, a two-goal lead) to win the match 4-3. 


Despite the embarrassment once more, we think it's unlikely to deter the presenter from curbing his forthright ways on Twitter.


In 1061 previous Premier League games in which a team has led 2-0 at half-time, only 2.1% of the sides leading went on to lose the game. Stats are a dangerous game. Football is a beautiful one. And wholly unpredictable too. 


In the world of social media, there's nowhere to hide if you get something wrong - especially if you're name is Gary Lineker.