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Peter Schmeichel points out striking similarities between his first PL title and Kasper's

The Danish pair both became champions of England at the same age thanks to dropped points by their nearest rivals.

LEICESTER CITY GOALKEEPER Kasper Schmeichel followed in his father’s footsteps last night by winning the Premier League title thanks to Tottenham’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea.

The Danish international has had to live in the shadow of dad Peter his entire career, but, at 29 years of age, the former Manchester City and Leeds United stopper joins the elite group of players to be crowned a champion in England’s top flight.

The Schmeichels are the second father and son duo to do so in the Premier League era after Ian Wright and Shaun Wright-Phillips, while Peter pointed out a number of similarities between his first title win and Kasper’s achievement on Twitter last night.

After joining Man United from Brondby, the great Dane helped the Red Devils to their first league success in 26 years thanks to 22 clean sheets during thte 1992/1993 season.

Yesterday 23 years ago, Peter was the same age as Kasper is now when United’s rivals Aston Villa lost 1-0 to Oldham to hand Alex Ferguson’s side the title.

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