Published: Sun, June 11, 2017
Economy | By Guillermo Lane

Kane equaliser a "huge moment" for young England team - Southgate


However, after guiding Scotland to the brink of a famous victory over England on Saturday evening - only denied from doing so by a Harry Kane goal in the third minute of added time - Souness believes that Strachan remains the right man for the job.

Gary Neville says England did not play well in the 2-2 draw with Scotland and Gareth Southgate will be "quietly delighted" with the result.

However, Strachan said he was "too exhausted to think about where we are, I just want to go home".

"Overall the objective is to qualify and we are top of the group".

"Because the difference of where the players play and the standard we were playing against, the gulf was probably the biggest gap I have seen for a wee while in big games which I have won".

The 23-year-old said: "It looked like we're going to win the game and all of a sudden, it looks like we're going to lose".

Strachan also hailed his team's character as fourth-placed Scotland missed the chance to inflict a first Hampden defeat on England since 1985 while dropping two Group F points.

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But after March's last-gasp 1-0 win over Slovenia, this was another display to nourish hope of a first major tournament appearance since the 1998 World Cup. "It is annoying for them to do so much and have a result that could have been one of the best results ever".

"To do what they did was phenomenal".

"But you cant switch off against this England side, because they will punish you and that is what they did in the end". Scotland have not beaten England since 1999. "Scotland is no easy place to come".

Raheem Sterling launched a diagonal ball from deep on the left and Kane lost his marker to side-foot volley past Scotland keeper Craig Gordon.

But Scotland posed a threat on the break, Andrew Robertson spurning a sight of goal by slicing over from Griffiths's cut-back and Stuart Armstrong curling off-target.

"It is a special day", said Tottenham Hotspur striker Kane, whose side had taken the lead through Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the 70th minute.

"I'm sure he'll be disappointed to concede any goal".

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