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England Snatch A Point In Scotland

England Snatch A Point In Scotland

But Harry Kane struck deep into added time to snatch a draw for England, ensuring they remain top of Group F and on course to qualify for next year's World Cup in Russian Federation.

In a scrappy encounter in Glasgow, substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had put Southgate's side ahead with 20 minutes remaining, before Leigh Griffiths intervened with his first two goals for the hosts - both brilliant set-piece strikes in the final few minutes.

England were trailing 2-1 at Hampden Park as two late free-kicks from Leigh Griffiths had put them on course for a shock defeat, the first in 35 qualifying matches.

"I have been involved with Scotland for 40 years now and I can not remember anyone hitting a better free-kick and then coming away and hitting an even better one". When we went 2-1 down a couple of lads could have been on their knees or heads in hands being gutted but we stuck our chests out, walked back to the centre circle and tried to get something from it.

"The end for me is a significant moment because the character of the team has to come through in these moments", said England manager Gareth Southgate, whose side face France in a friendly in Paris on Tuesday. It has been a while since I've scored for England and it was special.

The 23-year-old said: "It looked like we're going to win the game and all of a sudden, it looks like we're going to lose. We did that and it was a real quality finish under pressure to get the point".

Griffiths, 26, had never previously scored for Scotland and his goals drew rich praise from manager Gordon Strachan after a result that kept Scotland in fourth place in the pool.

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Harry Kane's stint as captain of England is not yet finished. Griffiths' profile south of the border, where he had an underwhelming spell at Wolves earlier in his career, is certainly much higher now and Kane chose to accentuate the positives of his contribution rather than examine England goalkeeper Joe Hart's failure to keep them out. "It is about standing up and being counted and we did that today", he told reporters.

Kane's goal was the Tottenham Hotspur striker's sixth in 18 global appearances and came at the end of his first game under Southgate, after injuries had kept him out of England's six previous matches.

"But we played a team with five at the back, tried to frustrate which is understandable from their point of view". That's what we've got to show.

"We have four games left and four very winnable games and as long as we take the performances from the last two games we will give ourselves a great chance".

And he admitted they were special strikes that nearly robbed him of his special day in a "crazy" final few minutes.

"On our day we can match anybody".

"It had to go wide, then we have to stop the cross and then we have to deal with the cross".


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