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Opinion: Kasper Schmeichel made his father proud again

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If the Premier League title from a few years back wasn’t enough, Kasper Schmeichel just made his father even prouder tonight. 

We already knew that Kasper Schmeichel made hi father proud a few years back when Leicester City won the Premier League, it happened again tonight.

The Danish goalkeeper didn’t expect to have another fantastic start of the season as it happened back then, but it appears that the Foxes are off to a brilliant start.

With 18 points in the season so far, Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City is currently in second place of the Premier League table only 5 points behind Liverpool.

But today’s match was historic for many reasons, we will start with the striking similarities Kasper has with his father.

Peter Schmeichel is arguably one of the best goalkeepers in Premier League history, he lived through Sir Alex Ferguson’s golden era at Manchester United during the ’90s decade and he had many magical nights.

This man even won the coveted treble in 1999 before he decided to retire from the Red Devils, but he had many more magical nights in this club.

One of those evenings came in 1995 against Ipswich Town, it happened at Old Trafford and his son matched a record he conquered on that same evening.

We love it when historic moments like this happen, it gives us a better chance to appreciate them. 

During that evening, the Red Devils won 9-0 with five goals from Andy Cole. This was an all-time Premier League record that nobody believed could be repeated again.

After this historic night, only Wigan Athletic conceded 9 goals in 2009 against Tottenham Hotspur after Jermain Defoe scored five goals again.

Peter Schmeichel was part of the team that kept this record until this evening when his son emulated his father.

Kasper got front row tickets to the only other time we’ve experienced this result, only this time it was even more surprising for a reason.

Leicester City was visiting Southampton tonight unline Manchester United, who played as a local against Ipswich Town back in 1995.

This marks yet another reason for Peter Schmeichel to be convinced that his son is worthy to bear his last name, the Leicester City star is doing everything right with the Foxes.

The season is still very young, but Brendan Rodgers’ squad is proving they maybe weren’t a one-season wonder and they will become a headache for all the other Top 6 Premier League clubs.

Unlike the other two results where a team allowed 9 goals, this time we got two different hat-tricks instead of five goals from a single player.

Jamie Vardy got three and Ayoze Perez got another three to help the Foxes get this devastating win. 

Leicester City’s tribute to their late owner. 

This result also comes as an unexpected homage right in time, Leicester City didn’t plan this but they certainly welcome it.

Next weekend will be exactly one year after their former owner, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, tragically passed away.

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a year since that tragedy struck Leicester City, this result is a fitting way to remember the former owner for all the Foxes’ family.

It’s too soon to tell if this squad has what it takes to fight for the title again this season, but they sure are doing everything they can to honor their former owner.

The fight for the Premier League will continue on Saturday and Sunday with several interesting games, but this fixture already got interesting after this match at St. Mary’s Stadium.

We can also tell you that Kasper Schmeichel won’t forget this night for the rest of his days, and his father won’t either.

History was made in Southampton this evening, and Leicester City was right in the middle of it while it happened. 

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