Harry Kane proud of scoring key goal for England while being captain

Gordon Strachan's side appeared to have stolen victory from the jaws of defeat when a quickfire brace of Leigh Griffiths free kicks saw them come from behind to lead England late on at Hampden Park, only for Harry Kane to score even later and rescue a point for the visitors. That goalkeeping situation, we need to give players an opportunity, game time.

Gareth Southgate says the England Under-20 team have "raised the bar" for the rest of the national setup after their World Cup triumph.

"Personally, I picked up a lot about leadership from the time we spent with the Marines".

"I don't think it was tougher than what we expected because we always expect to have tough games, especially against your rivals".

But in a breathless denouement, Tottenham Hotspur striker Kane dispatched a deep cross at the back post to preserve England's unbeaten record in Group F and deny Scotland a first win over their oldest rivals since 1999.

"It was quite emotional to be made skipper".

"There's no one else", Southgate said when asked about the apparent dearth of exactly the kind of controlling - and creative - central midfielder England require to guide games like this raucous World Cup qualifier away to Scotland to a more positive conclusion. Scotland got two goals from nowhere but we still managed to get a point. On the most basic level, it was significant that he scored at all: that was his first worldwide goal in over a year (although he has missed games through injury), and he spoke this week about how his tally for England isn't what it could be, particularly in comparison to his record with Spurs. I play with Hugo Lloris and again he's totally different, calm, you respect him'. As I recall, they didn't have much going for them that day.

"We have got leaders in the team, it is just that I was wearing the armband". He was referring specifically to goals at tournaments, but the 93rd minute of a game against Scotland that England were losing probably qualifies as a "big moment" too.

"I actually get excited when it's time to get together with them".

"The Celtic players now are at the stage where it is a great learning curve for them".

"You have short-term objectives in winning individual games but in the background a lot of the work we're doing is to start to prepare us for the finals". Germany take a stroll Forward Sandro Wagner scored a hat-trick, his first goals for Germany, to lead the world champions to a predictably comfortable 7-0 stroll against minnows San Marino on Saturday. We could sit here all night and talk about things that we have to do to make us better as a group. "For all of the players, we've competition for places, so we want as many people in every position playing at a high level", Southgate said.

'I've said before I'd love to be England captain. He gave me the armband on Saturday and I went out there and gave it my best.

  • Julie Sanders