Captain Kane rescues England against Scotland

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"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".

England remain top of their qualifying pool, but Slovenia have trimmed their advantage to three points and Slovakia could cut it down to two if they win in Lithuania later in the day. We know how good this England side are.

"We got ourselves into decent positions, but could not finish".

Griffiths, 26, had never previously scored for Scotland and his goals drew rich praise from manager Gordon Strachan after a result that kept Scotland in fourth place in the pool. "We haven't managed to win, but given the narrative of the game, we've got to be pleased to take the point".

On a sun-kissed Glasgow afternoon, England took the lead in the 70th minute when substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's left-foot strike beat home goalkeeper Craig Gordon's flimsy attempt at a save.

"You have to somehow find another gear and now it is not a bad point away from home". I will look at the players and tell them you have to keep coming back and taking knocks like that. "It's annoying for them to do so much and nearly have a result that would have been one of the best ever".

"We have to be a team that are never beaten, maybe the clock runs out but you never, ever stop and today we have done that".


And it seems his kind words prompted a positive reaction from the world of social media, with one fan writing: "Dignity, well said Wayne, back soon".

Thoughts on Joe Hart's performance against Scotland on Saturday afternoon?

"I've also seen Scotland's best-ever free kick and then I've also seen Scotland's second-best-ever free kick".

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

"The objective is to qualify and we're top of the group".

"You try to protect yourself from the excitement but when we equalised I didn't, because that could have been my best result as a manger".

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