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Tottenham striker Harry Kane would love England captaincy

20 June 2017

"The first free-kick is careless, the second free-kick is a slip, so I'm not sure there's a lot we could have done about that".

"But everyone stood up to it". The real fireworks came in the closing minutes, as the two sides combined to score three goals in six minutes.

"It is about standing up and being counted and we did that today", he told reporters. "People have said that there is a lack of leaders in this team but I don't think that is the case", added Southgate.

Kane said that was possible for a team that were more than a match for their rivals.

"I thought he was extremely composed with the ball at his feet and his focus through the week, he's been one of the outstanding leaders in the group", said Southgate, whose side remain top of UEFA qualifying Group F.

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

"It is a good point away from home".

"I did not want to lose my first game as captain, especially against Scotland".

Pantomime booing of England's national anthem was followed by an impeccably observed silence for last weekend's London Bridge attacks - and then the theatrics began.

Meanwhile, Leigh Griffiths was left "gutted" following the draw, despite scoring a brace of free-kicks with his first goals in dark blue.

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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. But there was still time for Kane to get in on the act, arriving at the far post deep into stoppage time to equalise.

Griffiths, clutching his man-of-the-match champagne, admitted his second goal "probably" gave him his best feeling in football but said: "I am gutted".

"I might look back, at the moment that would have been the best one because of the difference of players and the standard we play - it's the biggest gap I've seen". "He talked to me".

Kane's last-gasp goal saved England from their first qualifying defeat since October 2009, but their lead in Group F is down to two points after Slovakia claimed victory in Slovenia.

Griffiths set up a great chance when he held the ball up and picked out Robertson 18 yards out. We played a team with four or five at the back. But we should never be beaten. Seriously, for decades that will haunt us. We were in control at 1-0 up and then all of a sudden 2-1 down and it looks as if you are going away losers. Subs: James McArthur (for Morrison, 45) 6, Ryan Fraser (for Snodgrass, 66) 5, Chris Martin on for Ikechi Anya (81) 5.

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With Gary Cahill and Joe Hart having captained England often in previous years, the odds seem stacked against Kane as he bids to become England captain - something he admits he'd like to do.

Tottenham striker Harry Kane would love England captaincy