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Kane silences Scotland's celebration with late leveller

19 June 2017

"So to score that goal was a special feeling for me", said the striker.

"But the second one we had the ball on the counter and we've lost it and we weren't set up to defend".

It kept an unimpressive England on course for next summer's World Cup in Russian Federation and dealt a savage blow to Scotland's already dwindling chances, BBC reports.

That timely intervention, just moments after two free-kicks by Leigh Griffiths had taken Scotland to the verge of a first win in this fixture in 17 years, maintained England's unbeaten qualifying campaign at the top of Group F.

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They visitors were close to taking the lead after 27 minutes when Craig Gordon headed the ball clear and Harry Kane lobbed him but Kieran Tierney was on the line to save Scotland's blushes.

In Glasgow, Kane marked his first match as captain with an equalizer three minutes into injury time in a match between old enemies that burst into life in the dying moments. "They were heavyweight boxers, we were middleweight".

Kane ruthlessly finished Raheem Sterling's superb cross to deny Scotland a historic win but said being told he was captain was the most special moment.

"I can't be annoyed", Strachan said.

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Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain opened the scoring for Gareth Southgate's England team before a brace from Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths appeared to put the Scottish on course for a shock victory. I was just trying to do my best for the team. We've got to take the finish. "It's probably a similar scenario to October, where Jordan Henderson captained the team in the first game and was starting the second".

"This was one of the best stadiums I've ever played in. We knew it was going to be tough away from home, worldwide qualifier, Scotland are doing everything to stay in the World Cup".

"I don't think Scotland are far off", he said. "I don't think there's anything Joe Hart could have done about them and you have to give credit where it is due".

England vs Scotland went from a bang average game of football to absolute madness In the space of eight minutes. "The most important thing was trying to get the three points". It looked like we would go on and win the game at that stage, but out of nowhere they score two freekicks. "And, if we play like that, we've got a great chance".

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"You have short-term objectives in winning individual games but in the background a lot of the work we're doing is to start to prepare us for the finals".