Leicester City picked up another point in their quest to secure Champions League football next season when they drew 1-1 with Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday evening, and after the match their supporters were full of praise for a senior man.
One player who has been key to most of the success the Foxes have had over recent seasons is goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, and he reminded those who usually frequent the King Power Stadium for their football fix just what he has to offer still.
Leicester ran into an Arsenal side who were on fire in the first half in particular, and they needed their reliable, experienced stopper to keep them in the game with a string of fine saves.
Schmeichel was beaten once in that opening period, but he ensured his team were still in with a chance of getting a result after the break with a number of stops, as the Foxes were made to whether a strong storm from the home team.
Those stops were made even more important in the second half when Jamie Vardy found the net late on, to secure what could yet be a valuable point for Leicester in their quest for Champions League action next term.
Given that the Foxes have not picked up as many positive results since lockdown as they would have liked, any points picked up are welcome, regardless of how good the performance may or may not have been.
Leicester fans were well aware of how reliant they were on their stalwart between the sticks when they reflected on the game after the final whistle.
Many of those Foxes supporters headed on to Twitter after the game to give their reaction to the draw, with Schmeichel coming in for special praise from a number of them.
Here are some of their posts:
- Wolverhampton inform Tottenham they need to pay £45m for Adama Traore
- Chelsea are yet to give up on their pursuit of Romelu Lukaku
- Signing both Jack Grealish and Harry Kane will not be financially viable for Manchester City
- Newcastle should consider swooping for Percy Tau
- Tammy Abraham’s salary demands proving to be stumbling block for West Ham