VIDEO: Kasper Schmeichel Replicates Father Peter With Incredible Save (Leeds-Arsenal)

Downward headers are easy for the Schmeichel clan.

He may have ended up on the losing side last night, but Kasper Schmeichel can be justifiably pleased with his display against a rampant Arsenal side, and there was one moment early in the first half of Leeds' 3-1 defeat to Arsenal that had football fans reminiscing about his father Peter.

Just 10 minutes into the match, with Arsenal already 1-0 up thanks to a Samir Nasri goal, Marouane Chamakh was presented with a free header from a free kick.

The Moroccan striker did everything right, heading the ball down only to see Schmeichel reach across his goal and palm the ball away. The Leeds keeper was then quick enough to gobble up a rebound effort to keep his side in the tie.

So impressed was Chamakh with the save that he went to congratulate Schmeichel once the ball had left the hands of the Leeds custodian.

Kasper Schmeichel's excellent save from Marouane Chamakh is on this video.

Now, Kasper has had to live with comparisons with his father Peter Schmeichel, the former Manchester United great, for some time and the save last night is reminiscent of one produced by the Old Trafford legend in 1996.

Rated as one of the greatest saves ever, Schmeichel kept out a Rene Wagner header in a Champions League match in 1996 that is still talked about today.

Similarly, the ball hurtled down towards the goal-line from a header with the legendary keeper chucking his giant frame at the ball and sensationally turning it up-and-over the bar.

Peter Schmeichel's sensational save v Rapid Vienna is on the video below.

Related links: Highlights of Leeds 1 - Arsenal 3.

A 101gg article last month on the greatest saves ever following Craig Gordon's heroics.

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