Kane scores late in England's 2-2 draw vs Scotland

Such lofty ambitions means all decisions have been made with the World Cup in Russian Federation in mind, even if Saturday's 2-2 draw at Scotland saw their lead at the top of Group F cut to just two points.

Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had given the Three Lions a seventieth minute lead from close range.

The striker scored in injury time to break Scottish hearts after a Leigh Griffiths double had put Scotland within seconds of a historic win and three vital World Cup qualifying points.

But Kane stunned the crowd two minutes into injury time when he volleyed home a ideal pass from Raheem Sterling, a goal that prevented what would have been England's first World Cup qualifying loss since a defeat to Ukraine in 2009.

It kept an unimpressive England on course for next summer's World Cup in Russian Federation and dealt a savage blow to Scotland's already dwindling chances, BBC reports.

It was only ever a question of how many goals Germany would score against San Marino at Grundig Stadium in Nuremberg.

"Our objective is to qualify and we're still top of the group".

"This is a tough place to come".

"I can't be annoyed", Strachan said.

"I felt we controlled the game for large parts and opened the scoring".

Andrew Robertson believes Scotland can finish their 2018 World Cup qualification campaign with the four wins they might well need to get to Russian Federation. It was like watching a heavyweight boxer against a middleweight.

The wall didn't jump for first free-kick that flew in before they jumped for the second one - but the ball went in between Eric Dier's and Chris Smalling's heads.

"We'll make some changes but I can't say how many until we've assessed everybody".

"It was great for me personally to lead the team out, a very, very proud moment and to get that goal at the end made it even more special", said the striker.

"It's one of those balls in between me and Charlie and it's at a good height that maybe Craiggy could have come out, but all three of us have got to look at ourselves that we could have done a bit better". "We know his mentality, we have worked with him for a long time, we know he wants to be one of the best in the world", added the England manager.

"It is a good point away from home".

"But we played a team with five at the back, tried to frustrate which is understandable from their point of view". In the marines, they are life and death situations and we took as much as we could from the game and stood up to be counted. "We've gave it away cheap and then it's went out wide".

Gordon said both England goals were "difficult" to deal with.

Scotland drew 2-2 with England after a heart-stopping end to a memorable game at Hampden Park.

  • Julie Sanders