Leicester City's Kasper Schmeichel takes after father with stunning overhead goal

Kasper Schmeichel for Leicester City

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel netted a stunning overhead goal in training, reminiscent of one scored by his father for Manchester United.

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel proved the ability to score spectacular overhead goals runs in the family, with a stunning effort in pre-season training.

Schmiechel’s father, Manchester United legend Peter, scored 13 times in his career and once famously netted a similar last-minute effort against Wimbledon in 1997, only to see it ruled out for offside.

The Leicester keeper came close to opening his professional account last season, grabbing a last-gasp equaliser in March’s 1-1 draw with Yeovil when he headed home from a corner, but would later see his goal accredited to striker Chris Wood.

Schmeichel was an ever-present for the Foxes in their 2013-14 Championship-winning campaign, keeping 17 clean sheets, while also earning a place on the league’s team of the season.

A pivotal player for the club since signing from Leeds United in June 2011, the 27-year-old had been linked with a move to Arsenal earlier this summer but quashed questions surrounding his future when he signed a new deal with the club last month until 2018.

Having previously made eight Premier League appearances for Manchester City from 2007 to 2008, before departing for Notts County in August 2009, Schmeichel will hoping his return to the top-flight will prove more prosperous this time around, as he bids to help his side keep well clear of relegation.

Leicester know now though that, should the team needs a late equaliser at the death to salvage a result, the Danish international could prove a useful weapon.

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