Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths 'gutted' after England's last-gasp leveller

Kane ends international drought to rescue England in dramatic finale with Scotland

Kane ends international drought to rescue England in dramatic finale with Scotland

Scotland turned the game on its head though, as Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths scored two free kicks from an nearly identical position within three minutes of each other.

Kane, who was handed the captaincy for the first time by Gareth Southgate, proved to be the hero for England but might have scored with the best chance of the first half when he collected Craig Gordon's poor header and lobbed him from 30 yards.

But Kane volleyed in Raheem Sterling's cross four minutes into added time to preserve England's unbeaten record and keep them three points clear at the top of Group F.

"When we went 2-1 down a few lads could have been on their knees or had their hands in their heads".

"But everyone stood up to it". They dug deep and found a goal out of nothing, really, so that's what it's about.

"To do what they did, people can talk about ability and this and that, but you cannot do more than they did".

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

"[The goal] is definitely up at the top, it was a special day", Kane said on ITV.

Now they prepare to face France in tomorrow's friendly in Paris, for which Joe Hart - who is more vulnerable than ever as the first-choice goalkeeper with Jack Butland fit again - has been replaced in a pre-planned decision. That's what we have got to show - we have to be a team that are never beaten.

Germany's Sandro Wagner, right, celebrates his goal at 2:0 with Lars Stindl during the World Cup qualifier Group C soccer match between Germany and San Marino at the Stadion Nuernberg in Nuremberg, Germany, Saturday June 10, 2017.

"When we went away with the Marines, we spoke about being ready for any situation", said Kane.

"Griffiths to score the goals he did after the work he put in that's taking drive to a new level".

The Young Lions beat Venezuela 1-0 in the final in South Korea thanks to a goal from Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

"I was looking to do the exact same with the second free-kick. We wanted to come here and win, but given the narrative of the game we have got to be pleased in the end to take a point". I am not someone who gets too irate or too low.

"We knew it was going to be tough away from home, global qualifier, Scotland are doing everything to stay in the World Cup".

"We got ourselves into decent positions, but could not finish". Seriously, for decades that will haunt us.

"Of course, we studied his free-kicks beforehand, but you have to say well done sometimes and that was certainly the case on Saturday".

"He led the line brilliantly, and when big Chris Martin came on he made a difference as well".

Kane ended a 575-minute run without a goal for England.

Referee: P Tagliavento (Italy).

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