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Daniel Iversen proves he has a big future at Leicester after FA Cup heroics

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Daniel Iversen proves he has a big future at Leicester after FA Cup heroics

Daniel Iversen saved a penalty against Fulham.

Daniel Iversen sent a message to Leicester City last weekend; he has a big future at the club.

The young goalkeeper is currently out on loan at Oldham Athletic, where he has been very impressive so far.

And he added to his reputation with a stunning performance against Premier League side Fulham to help Oldham to an FA Cup upset.

In the Third Round of the FA Cup, Iversen’s Oldham travelled down to London to take on Claudio Ranieri’s Fulham.

It was the biggest game of the towering youngster’s career, considering his loan stint at Oldham is his first taste of senior football.

The 21-year-old did not let the occasion faze him, though, and turned out to be the hero.


With the scores level at 1-1, Fulham were handed a late penalty, which reliable striker Aleksandar Mitrovic stepped up to take.

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The Serbian hit his penalty with conviction but Iversen leapt magnificently to his left to palm it away for a corner.

Oldham then went down the other end and secured a late winner thanks to another loan star, Callum Lang.

Iversen’s heroics further underlined just how important he can be for Leicester in replacing Kasper Schmeichel.

The Denmark under-21 international is the natural successor for Schmeichel for both club and country.

Iversen has kept 12 clean sheets in 30 games this season and continues to improve.

With Danny Ward and Iversen on their books, Leicester’s future between the sticks looks safe when 32-year-old Schmeichel hangs up his gloves.

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