Scotland 2 England 2: Kane Rescues Point Amid Late Drama
Scotland 2 England 2: Kane rescues point amid late drama
Stand-in captain Harry Kane struck deep into injury time as England rescued a 2-2 draw in a dramatic finale to Saturday’s World Cup qualifying contest against old rivals Scotland.
It looked as though the Three Lions were on course for a routine three points when substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was the beneficiary of poor goalkeeping from Craig Gordon with 20 minutes remaining.
However, Hampden Park erupted in the 87th minute when Leigh Griffiths curled home a 25-yard free-kick for his first international goal, before lightning struck twice in the final minute of normal time as another set-piece from the Celtic star put Scotland on the brink of a famous Group F victory.
The drama was not finished, though, as Kane – wearing the armband in place of the absent Wayne Rooney – met Raheem Sterling’s swinging cross to silence the home fans.
A draw means Gareth Southgate’s men have left the chasing pack an opportunity to gain ground, with Slovenia three points back in second, while Slovakia will close within two by beating Lithuania.