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Harry Kane's equaliser 'huge moment' for England - Gareth Southgate

May 20 2018, 05:13 | Van Peters

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had broken the deadlock after 70 minutes before two Leigh Griffiths free-kicks put the Scots on the brink of victory.

England did that with captain Harry Kane's 93rd-minute equaliser and it is understandable that Southgate focused on the comeback.

The Tottenham Hotspur striker described that as "the most special moment" of his worldwide career, as he complemented captaining the global side for the first time with that key late goal, and thereby showed exactly the type of leadership Gareth Southgate had asked for in the build-up.

However, Kane - wearing the captain's armband on the night - hit back in stoppage time to rescue a draw for the visitors and keep them two points clear at the top of World Cup qualifying Group F. "I've shared the leadership around and I think that's important". "I was trying to get a good contact on it and side-footed into the net", he told ITV.

SCOTLAND manager Gordon Strachan said he was proud of his players after they were just seconds away from a historic win over the "old enemy" England in a World Cup qualifier at Hampden Park.

Andrew Robertson believes Scotland can finish their 2018 World Cup qualification campaign with the four wins they might well need to get to Russian Federation.

"But we played a team with five at the back, tried to frustrate which is understandable from their point of view".

"It was a insane end to the game and that's worldwide football for you".

"We've got to have a mentality that we're never beaten and we showed that at the end". You can't do any more than they did.

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Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored the only goal as Paul Simpson's side defeated Venezuela 1-0 in South Korea, earning England their first World Cup win since 1966.

"But Harry Kane does what Harry Kane does best by scoring right at the death and costing us the three points".

"I think you saw both teams going down with cramp", the England boss said at Hampden Park.

"And that's what was so good about Griff, to put the work he put in, and then to have a free-kick when you are exhausted at the end of the game and be able to execute it, was phenomenal".

"When I first came into the England squad, Wazza [Rooney] was great with me".

"It's a day personally I'll never forget and a great stadium to do it in". 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.

"I'm really pleased with the level of training and we'll have to transfer that into the game", said Southgate, as per the BBC.

"We have four games left and we could win all of them".

"We look at opposition set plays before every game and we knew Griffiths had a great free-kick on him", added Kane.

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