Sport Relief: Alan Shearer and Robbie Savage play in 57-hour five-a-side epic

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Image caption Robbie Savage scores the first goal 56 minutes into the marathon match

Robbie Savage and Alan Shearer have captained more than 50 matches in a 57-hour five-a-side game for Sport Relief.

The game, between BBC 5 live and Match of the Day, is being played in the snow and rain outside BBC MediaCityUK in Salford and ends on Saturday at 18:15.

Savage netted the first of 500 goals scored in the opening 24 hours.

All-time Premier League top goalscorer Shearer is captaining the Match of the Day team while ex-Wales player Savage leads the radio outfit.

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Shearer is putting in a 09:15-21:15 stint on Friday after Savage played for 12 hours on Thursday.

After a gruelling 720 minutes of football, Savage said he "went all out early on" because he was "trying impress everyone."

"Well for the first three or four hours I was running around like I did when I was in the youth team, but then I remembered I'm over 40 and my legs started to hurt."

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Image caption Shearer said it is "hard work" and "absolutely freezing" but "great fun"

Shearer said "It was like rolling back the years with the old celebration, it was good to be back scoring goals again."

McFly's Danny Jones said he was "knackered" after enduring 11 hours on the snowy overnight stint in Salford, but added "the energy is amazing, everyone is playing football so well."

The game has seen current and former professionals like Joe Hart, Adnan Januzaj and Kevin Kilbane getting involved as well as celebs like hip-hop legend Fatman Scoop.

Man United's winger Januzaj was not impressed with persistent foul play by Scoop and sent him off.

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Image caption Januzaj gave the only red card of the day to Fatman Scoop for persistent foul play

"Did you see what the guy did to me?" Scoop protested, adding: "The guy puts a red card on me. I don't know what a red card is. Then everyone tells me to get off!"

About 1,000 people will play 30 minutes alongside the pundits.

The 57-hour duration of the epic encounter has been chosen since it is the equivalent of a Premier League club's entire season.

Since 2002, Sport Relief has raised more than £262m for disadvantaged people in the UK and overseas.

Image caption BBC football pundits Robbie Savage and Alan Shearer in action on Match of the Day

Shearer v Savage:

Shearer, 45

Teams: Southampton (1988-92), Blackburn (1992-96), Newcastle (1996-2006)

Premier League appearances: 441

Premier League goals: 260 (all time-record scorer - Wayne Rooney is second, on 192)

Honours: Premier League winner (1994-95)

England caps: 63

England goals: 30

Played in the 1996 and 2000 European Championships and the 1998 World Cup

Savage, 41

Teams: Manchester United (1993-94), Crewe Alexandra (1994-97), Leicester City (1997-2002), Birmingham City (2002-05), Blackburn Rovers (2005-08), Derby County (2008-2011), Brighton & Hove Albion (loan in 2008)

League appearances: 537

League goals: 37

Honours: League Cup winner (1999-2000)

Wales caps: 39

Wales goals: 2

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