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Ian Wright Pays Brilliant Tribute To DMX On Match Of The Day

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Ian Wright Pays Brilliant Tribute To DMX On Match Of The Day

Ian Wright paid a brilliant tribute to DMX on Match of the Day, following the legendary rapper's sad death on Friday night.

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The American rapper suffered a heart attack earlier in the week and sadly passed away aged 50, with family by his side having been on life support.

On Saturday there was a surprise tribute to the former actor, real name Earl Simmons, as Wright was analysing Leeds United's excellent win over Manchester City.

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Gary Lineker rattled off some impressive stats from Leeds performance and then asked the former Arsenal striker how Marcelo Biesla's side had won.

Wright paraphrased 'Something new... Stop, drop, shut 'em down, open up shop' from DMX's song Ruff Ryders' Anthem, saying, "They stopped them, dropped them, opened up the shop on them, to be honest," a reference Lineker enjoyed.

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It really was an impressive performance from Leeds on Saturday afternoon, as they shocked the league leaders despite playing much of the match with 10 men.

The visitors took a surprise lead through Stuart Dallas just three minutes before half time, but disaster struck even closer to the break.

Liam Cooper was controversially sent off in injury time at the end of the first half, leaving Bielsa's side with a whole half to hold on.

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Pep Guardiola brought on Ilkay Gundogan and Phil Foden as they chased the game and it paid off just two minutes after Foden's arrival, as Ferran Torres equalised.

The league leaders then went for a winner but in injury time Dallas incredibly scored again on the break, to earn a famous win.

Featured Image Credit: PA/BBC

Topics: Manchester City, Gary Lineker, Match of the Day, Football, Ian Wright, Leeds United

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