Harry Kane cherishes 'special' England equaliser against Scotland

"It's not often they come off".

"It was like watching a heavyweight boxer against a middleweight". The manager told me just before training on Friday.

Hart was slated for his contribution to Leigh Griffiths' double free-kick, as well as a moment of madness that involved a back-pass.

"This was one of the best stadiums I've ever played in". It was just phenomenal.

Harry Kane was left beaming after scoring a dramatic equaliser in his first game as captain to earn England a 2-2 World Cup qualifying draw against Scotland on Saturday. "Sometimes in global football, surprises happen and that was nearly the case at Hampden". But there was still time for Kane to get in on the act, arriving at the far post deep into stoppage time to equalise.

"It (the goal) is definitely up at the top, it was a special day", Kane said on ITV1.

Germany's five point lead atop Group C was maintained as Stuart Dallas scored two minutes into injury time to give Northern Ireland a 1-0 win over Azerbaijan in Baku.

"To get the goal was special".

England's first chance arrived after 17 minutes when Harry Kane blazed the ball over the bar.

He added: "We said we had to expect the unexpected".

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"We managed to find, somehow, another goal, another gear, and it's not a bad point away from home now". Tom Heaton has had an outstanding season and we've got to make sure people feel involved. 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.

A sparky opening had filtered out throughout the first 45 minutes apart from Kane's chances. "We think he can challenge for the number one spot going forward".

For Southgate's stoppage-time
saviour Harry Kane, however, the unusual choice of bonding session was a
key factor in their ability to overturn Scotland's 2-1 lead in such dramatic
circumstances. "It's not three points but it could be a massive point in the end", he said.

"We've come into a hostile atmosphere; we've controlled the game completely".

The Tottenham Hotspur striker described that as "the most special moment" of his global career, as he complemented captaining the worldwide side for the first time with that key late goal, and thereby showed exactly the type of leadership Gareth Southgate had asked for in the build-up.

"To go behind 2-1 out of the blue like that, I think we didn't control the game or put it away".

Midfielder Amin Younes claimed his first goal for Germany before the break, and there were more cheers after it when Shkodran Mustafi scored two minutes into the second half. "It got us back into contention and if we can perform like we did in that match, then we will certainly cause England a few problems".

"We don't beat England very much", said the Scotland great.

"We're disappointed, but we've got to be proud of ourselves as well".

The draw leaves England three points clear at the top of Group F and still on course to reach the finals in Russian Federation next year, while Scotland sit in fourth spot three points behind second-placed Slovenia.

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