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Kasper Schmeichel’s trickery against Dwight Gayle was outrageously silky for a goalkeeper

Leicester's shot-stopper showed off his skills against the Newcastle forward

We’ve heard an awful lot about goalkeepers who are “good with their feet” since Pep Guardiola joined Manchester City last year. 

After all, the Spaniard brutally discarded Joe Hart in favour of Claudio Bravo last season, before snapping up Ederson over the summer.

And admitedlly, the Brazilian is good with his feet.

A man who knows what he wants

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A man who knows what he wants

Ball-playing ‘keepers are certainly in-vogue at the moment, thanks to the rise of sweepers such as Manuel Neuer and Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

And it looks like Leicester’s Kasper Schmeichel is starting to get in on the act too.


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The Danish shot-stopper – whose side were up against Newcastle this evening – showed he’s more than just a safe pair of hands with a wonderful little piece of skill to flat-foot Dwight Gayle.

Silky

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Silky

On the 27th minute – with the score locked at 1-1 – Schmeichel received an awkward back-pass from his defender Harry Maguire.

With Gayle rushing on, the goalie’s first touch was a little heavy, which invited the attacker to press him.

But in a split second, Schmeichel confidently lobbed the ball over the head of the attacker, controlled it and then neatly passed it back to Maguire.

Job done, and Gayle certainly looked a little sheepish with that. 

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Simple. 

Even his old man would proud of that one, don’t you think?

Taww!

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Taww!