The goal struck a nerve on the Scots and they came out guns blazing in search of an equaliser.
“I have been involved with Scotland for 40 years now and I can not remember anyone hitting a better free-kick and then coming away and hitting an even better one“.
“Whatever you think about this group of players, I tell you one thing, you can’t question their personality, character, commitment”. To be 2-1 down in stoppage time, to get that goal is special. It was the first time Kane had captained England at the senior level.
“We knew it was going to be tough and credit to them for standing there and getting the two goals, but it was nice to not lose the game”.
England’s position at the top of Group F was weakened as Slovakia and Slovenia both won, but it left Hampden Park relieved to have kept its eight-year unbeaten run in tournament qualifying matches intact.
“To score that goal was great as it has been a while since I have scored for England“.
Tottenham Hotspur frontman Kane, who notched his sixth global goal, was delighted that his first experience of the England captaincy ended on a high note.
Lallana squandered a chance to extend England’s lead when he headed over and the visitors were punished in the 87th minute as Celtic striker Griffiths sent a free-kick arcing over the wall and inside the right-hand post.
“We have to keep the ball better, because we were (breaking) in a three-on-one attack”.
Montenegro and Denmark remain locked on points in the battle for second place after respective victories, 4-1 at home to Armenia and 3-1 in Kazakhstan. “Probably could have been defended a bit better, I haven’t seen it again, to be honest”, Berra told the BBC. I still talk, still shout in the same way.
“We still have a great chance. We have four games left and we could win all of them”.
“I should be absolutely delighted with two goals and man-of-the-match, walking in here with three points”. “The manner in which it comes about is obviously not how we would have liked, but if it was the other way around and we had scored at the death, it would have been a good point”.
Southgate reacted by sending on Oxlade-Chamberlain for Rashford in the 65th minute and five minutes later, the Arsenal man put England ahead.