Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths 'gutted' after England's last-gasp leveller

"Sometimes in worldwide football surprises happen and that was the case".

A tense Group F encounter burst into life in the closing stages as Leigh Griffiths scored two late free-kicks to put Scotland into a 2-1 lead after Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had opened the scoring.

GERMANY ran up an expected goal avalanche in thrashing San Marino 7-0 as Harry Kane celebrated his first start as England captain with a late equalizer to deny Scotland on Saturday.

Kane, who was handed the captain's armband for the first time, said: "I would say that is probably the most special moment for me. So to score that goal was a special feeling for me", said the striker.

"The first one has come through a lot of bodies", he said. Now we have more massive games but all winnable games and we will give it our all.

"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".

"They've got to try and win now while we've got to concentrate on us and try to win the next couple of games to qualify".

"This is a tough place to come".

'I know what I want to do and this team has great ambition.

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

"I didn't want to lose my first game as a captain, especially against Scotland". Rooney was not selected by Southgate for this particular global break, and there are questions as to how long before Rooney decides to hang up his England boots for good.

"If we are as committed as we were today, we can get the three points". "They did have the bulk of possession, which you expect them to do - they're a good team, their players play at a high, high level". "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 just tried to take as much as we could from what they told us into our game and I think we stood up and were counted". Even as I was doing well with my club he was giving me a little phone call or text to say "things could change for you as you play more and get bigger".

England manager Gareth Southgate praised the Three Lions' never-say-die attitude as they rescued a point from the jaws of defeat against Scotland on Saturday.

"We didn't drop our heads when the second went in". We train every day, but unfortunately it was his training that paid off on the day.

"It was a insane end to the game and that's global football for you".

"We should never gotten into that position with the amount of quality in our side".

"The challenge is how do we become the best team in the world?"

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

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