Gareth Southgate hails Kane's equaliser as 'huge moment' for England

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"You have to expect the unexpected and we were 2-1 down from nowhere but we found another gear".

"We did that and it was a real quality finish under pressure to get the point".

Scotland's deep-lying 5-4-1 system starved England's creative players of space, but gradually cracks began to appear.

"I definitely didn't want to lose in my first game as skipper so to get that goal; it's a good day for us and obviously a very proud day for me as well".

Griffiths felt Scotland had done themselves proud, despite not being able to hold on for what would have been a famous win.

"These players will never throw in the towel and that goal was a significant moment because it shows the character we have in this team". "They keep coming back at you", he said.

The Tottenham Hotspur player's goal was a face-saver for England after Leigh Griffiths had struck twice for the home side in the final three minutes.

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"We proved that on our day we can match anybody".

The former Scotland and Manchester United midfielder said he was impressed with the physical presence of Gareth Southgate's young England side - and how his men coped with it.

"It was incredible at the end", he added. These guys are giants and they are playing at a different level to most of us and they kept coming back, with their strength and power and speed it is hard to deal with.

Gordon Strachan, Scotland's manager, spoke of "Scotland's best ever free-kick, then their second ever best free-kick".

"I thought we came into a hostile atmosphere and controlled the game completely, we should have been further ahead, but if you don't get the second goal, you run the risk of an equaliser at any point". "We'll have a look in more detail, but you've got to credit Leigh Griffiths with two outstanding strikes".

As always, Twitter had something to say about Hart's unusual choice of head-wear and well, we weren't disappointed.

"It still leaves us top and in a good position because qualifying is all that matters".

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