Tottenham Hotspur: Kane late strike rescues England at Hampden

England shipped two late Leigh Griffiths free-kicks in Saturday's 2018 World Cup qualifier at Hampden Park, only for new captain Harry Kane to rescue a point by volleying in a 93rd-minute equaliser. Deep into injury time, Livermore lofted a ball over the top of Scotland's defence for captain Kane to finish off and keep England three points clear of Slovenia atop Group F.

Kane, who was handed the captain's armband for the first time, said: "I would say that is probably the most special moment for me".

"In terms of the task that we have got, that bit can't be underestimated, but we have to hope there are some young players in the U-21s and U-20s who can add to that. I did not know whether the keeper was going to come, so when I saw him stay on his line. what a ball it was, and it was just a good side-foot into the net".

Robertson said: "If you look at the fixtures we have got, we are capable of beating them all if we can perform like that (against England)".

Speaking after the match, Kane said: "After that we are relatively happy with the draw".

"You can't get too disappointed about it", said the goalkeeper. I have a steady mind and I know my ambitions, I know what I want to do and this team has great ambition. I did not want to lose my first game as captain, that's for sure - especially against Scotland. We have a great point against a very good England side who no doubt will be going to the World Cup.

"When we went 2-1 down the lads could have been on their knees or heads in hands but we stuck our chests out, walked back to the centre circle and tried to get something from it". We gave it away cheap and it went out wide.

While another added: "England are nothing without you".

Three Lions substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looked to have set the visitors on course for a World Cup qualifying victory with a 70th-minute opener.

"I thought the boys put a great effort in, especially as some hadn't played for a long time and you could see we were getting a wee bit exhausted towards the end".

But with boss Gareth Southgate seemingly now keen to appoint a full-time captain - with the likes of Jordan Henderson and Gary Cahill also in the mix - 23-year-old Kane revealed his intention of taking the armband on a more regular basis.

'It was something I have always dreamed about as most kids do.

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

"So we've got to be a squad, have strength in depth, and we've got to have competition for places".

After leading Wolverhampton in goals in the 2013-14 season, he was sold to Celtic in January of 2014, where he has gone on to score 85 goals in only 143 appearances for the Glasgow club.

Vanessa Coleman

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