Marcus Rashford and Harry Kane must play together - Paul Merson

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The Scots, missing from the World Cup since 1998, will be guaranteed second place in Europe's Group F and a potential place in the play-offs if they beat Slovenia on Sunday.

England's fans were not so much angry at their team's limp display as bored, with some sections of the home support more interested in paper aeroplanes, which were being thrown towards the pitch.

Never ones to do things the easy way, even when Ireland's group destiny is in their hands, they'll need a bit of help to make the playoffs.

Hart conceded that it was hard for the England supporters at Wembley as the team misfired, but it could not detract from his delight at qualification.

If they do not win their final game against Ecuador the Argentinians will fail to qualify for the first time since 1970.

England have been in impressive form in their World Cup qualifying campaign.

The in-form Kane had been quiet throughout a listless Three Lions performance but nudged home Kyle Walker's low cross to break the deadlock in the third minute of added time at the end of the second half.

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Harry Kane has scored 13 times in seven games for both club and country throughout September to silence his critics following a goalless August for Tottenham.

In the end it was left to Harry Kane to bag another big goal, in the 94th minute, for the victor.

"They might not have the numbers, but when they put 16 or 17 together, they've got a right good side".

"England have qualified for a World Cup and that is a big deal".

Southgate is looking to build that winning feeling against Lithuania - the final competitive match before the World Cup finals, albeit the qualifier is a dead rubber.

Wales' players celebrate after the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification football match between Georgia and Wales in Tbilisi on October 6, 2017.

Croatia host fifth-placed Finland, while Iceland, who made their major tournament debut at Euro 2016, visit Turkey as Ukraine travel to bottom side Kosovo.