Scotland 2-2 England

If we had kept the ball better going towards their goal we might have nicked the three points, but you can’t switch off against this England side with guys like Harry Kane up top.In a tiresome game at Hampden Park, Gareth Southgate’s side looked set to claim three points following Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s 70th-minute strike.Scotland were heartbroken, as they almost stole three points off England until Harry Kane’s stoppage-time equaliser. Northern Ireland stayed five points behind Germany in second place after an stoppage time goal by Stuart Dallas gave them a 1-0 win in Azerbaijan.Southgate said: “People have said to me there were a lack of leaders in the team and I don’t see that to be the case”.England were certainly strong in the way that they recovered, however the Three Lions will be disappointed with the result considering that they would have expected to win. I have a steady mind and I know my ambitions, I know what I want to do and this team has great ambition.”I felt we controlled the game for large parts and eventually opened the scoring with about 20 minutes left”. I can not remember anyone hitting a better free-kick and hitting another one straight after.”Two moments of brilliant quality from them turn it on its head in seconds but we should never be beaten”.But there was still time for England to snatch a point when, moments after Gordon produced a good save to deny Dier levelling from a free-kick, Kane was left unmarked in the area to volley a Raheem Sterling cross from the left into the net from close range.The questions around us centre on character, centre on the ability to withstand things that go against you and that is what we have to show.Harry Kane has set his sights on becoming the permanent England captain after his heroics against Scotland.”The first free-kick was careless, the second (given away) was a slip, so I am not sure there is a lot we could have done about that”.”It is annoying for them – I can’t be annoyed”. “I think it is clear that our record is three knockout wins in 25 years so we now have a young team emerging, a 19- and a 21-year-old in the front line today, they haven’t played many matches like this”.Asked what the national team boss said in the dressing room, Berra said: ” He just said that if we had won it would maybe have been the greatest moment of his career.”We’re in stoppage time, 2-1 down – to get that goal was special”.The draw means England’s cushion at the top of Group F has been narrowed to two points, but there remains confidence within the group that it is a matter of when rather than if they qualify for the World Cup.Griffiths set up a great chance when he held the ball up and picked out Robertson 18 yards out.