Kane silences Scotland's celebration with late leveller for England

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Graeme Souness calls on the Scottish Football Association to hand Gordon Strachan a new deal as he remains the best candidate to continue leading the national side.

"The end for me is a significant moment because the character of the team has to come through in these moments", said England manager Gareth Southgate, whose side face France in a friendly in Paris on Tuesday.

"We are disappointed but we have got to be proud of ourselves".

Lithuania, who on Saturday lost 2-1 at home to Slovakia, will be Scotland's opponents on 1 September, three days before Strachan's side host bottom side Malta. It's special. It could be a big point for us.

In a boring game at Hampden Park, Gareth Southgate's side looked set to claim three points following Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's 70th-minute strike. "It's annoying for them to do so much and have a result that could have been one of the best results ever".

Scotland then finish the qualification campaign at home to Slovakia and away to Slovenia.

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"We should have been further ahead - if you don't get the second goal, you run the risk of an equaliser at some point". These guys are giants, they play at a different level to most of us, and they kept coming back. I've shared the leadership around and that has been important for us as a team. And they keep coming back again.

"We got ourselves into decent positions and didn't quite finish but the objective's to qualify and we still sit top of the group".

Joe Hart said an emotional farewell to Torino two weeks ago, and must be thinking his England starting place is next on the list of goodbyes.

"Whatever anybody thinks about us as a group of players, one thing you can't question is their personality, character and commitment".

Strachan added: "I saw Scotland's best ever free kick and then I see Scotland's second-best free kick, and then I have a noise that I have never heard anything like before. We'll have a look in more detail, but you've got to credit Leigh Griffiths with two outstanding strikes".

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