Wales scored an historic victory over England this morning as Robbie Savage saw off Alan Shearer to claim a new world record during a battle between the two Premier League football legends at Wembley Stadium.
Former Leicester City midfielder and Wales international Savage pipped fellow Match of the Day pundit and ex-England striker Shearer to the new record title for Most Seats Sat On In One minute at the iconic stadium in London.
Savage beat his former rival by just one seat during the tense showdown, having managed to squat down on 86 seats in 60 seconds to Shearer’s 85.
After winning this morning’s mini-battle, Robbie tweeted: “I'm a World Record holder! 86 seats in one minute. Only another 15,000 odd to go #backsides”
The record attempt forms part of the pair’s Battle of the Backsides challenge for charity Sport Relief, which has seen the two ex-pros race to be the first to sit on half the seats at Wembley Stadium - a brutal 45,000 seats each.
Alan and Robbie are hoping to raise a lifesaving sum of cash to help change the lives of vulnerable people in the UK and around the world.
Currently on day four of the challenge, the pair have so far squatted and slid over 30,000 seats each at the stadium, with Alan currently leading by 614 seats at the time of writing.
Speaking this morning as the pair prepared to take to the seats, Alan said: “Robbie moans, he doesn’t do any training whatsoever! When we’re trying to sit down for dinner we do it for half an hour, and we need a bit of help to get up. I’m at an age now where it’s hard for me. I’m coming up to 44 now, I’m getting too old for all of this high-intensity training.
“It’s ridiculously hard. And very, very, very sore. We’ve done almost 30,000 now, it’s incredible hard on every part of your body – not just your backside!”
The end is finally in sight for the pair, with less than 48 hours to go until the end of their mammoth challenge.
While Alan may have missed out on a world record this morning, he didn’t leave the session empty handed, however, as he was awarded a Guinness World Records title of his own for ‘most goals scored in the Premier League’.
Alan was recognised for his still unbroken goal scoring tally of 260 notched up between 1992 and 2006 while playing for Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United.
- * If you’re in the UK and would like to support Alan and Robbie in their tough challenge, as well as to be in with the chance to win some amazing prizes, you can enter the Battle of the Backsides competition at www.sportrelief.com/backsides. Each competition entry costs £5, and the whole £5 goes to Sport Relief. Incredible prizes up for grabs include tickets to see England play at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, two centre court tickets to Wimbledon 2 nd round or tickets to One Direction on their UK tour.
Fans can follow all the action from Wembley with regular updates on BBC Radio 5 live and bbc.co.uk/backsides.