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Kasper Schmeichel Drags Jamie Vardy Away From Interview To Celebrate FA Cup Win

Ryan Sidle


Kasper Schmeichel Drags Jamie Vardy Away From Interview To Celebrate FA Cup Win

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport/ESPN

Jamie Vardy was taken away from his post match interview with BT Sport by Kasper Schmeichel so he could join in Leicester City's FA Cup winning celebrations.

Schmeichel had a huge part to play in Leicester's win over Chelsea on Saturday night, as he made a couple of huge saves in the second half in the Foxes first ever FA Cup triumph.

The Dane was interviewed after the full time whistle, as the 2016 Premier League champions waited to pick up the trophy.

After finishing his own chat on television, the keeper had to stop Jamie Vardy having his own interview and dragged the striker off in order to join in the celebrations.

Five years ago the players gathered at Vardy's house when Spurs faced Chelsea, in the game that ended up crowning them champions of England.

The scenes instantly went down in history as cameras covered the players reaction at full time of the 2-2 draw and the 'Jamie Vardy's having a party' chant was born.

On Saturday, the players clearly knew that any celebrations couldn't begin in earnest until the 34-year-old, who has now played in every round of the competition, had joined them.

The game was absorbing from the start, as the two sides also battling for a top four spot in the league, looked to cancel each other out.

The pair were so even in the first half that neither side was able to get a shot on target in the opening 45 minutes.

It took until the 53rd minute until someone did register a shot on target, as Marcos Alonso's effort went straight at Schmeichel.

Youri Tielemans scored the only goal of the game 10 minutes later, with a goal befitting any final, which was the Foxes' first shot on target.

Schmeichel made his first big save when he got fingertips to Ben Chilwell's 78th minute header but better was to come. The 34-year-old dived to save Mason Mount's goal bound shout in the 87th minute when it looked certain to be the equaliser.

Chelsea then thought they had scored just a minute later when Chilwell's shot bounced of Wes Morgan and into the goal, but celebrations were cut short by VAR.

Celebrations were back on just minutes later when the final whistle sounded, but this time it was Leicester, Vardy and Schmeichel celebrating, and this time it stuck!

Topics: jamie vardy, Leicester City, Chelsea, Premier League, FA Cup, Kasper Schmeichel

Ryan Sidle
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