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Leigh Griffiths sends Tartan Army into dreamland before agonising late Kane equaliser

Leigh Griffiths

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths was left gutted after Scotland drew 2-2 with England despite scoring twice within the space of five minutes from set pieces to send the Tartan Army into dreamland.
Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain opened the scoring for England on the 70th minute mark, after coming on as a substitute minutes earlier, but Griffiths curled in two superb set-pieces in the 87th and 90th minutes.

 

But with a victory minutes away, England skipper Harry Kane equalised in injury time to send Scotland’s dreams crashing back down to earth and spare England’s blushes.

With four games remaining of the qualification campaign and Scotland six points behind England, the Tartan Army’s hopes of going to Russia are still alive.

 

Speaking after the game, Griffiths said: “I am gutted. I should be absolutely delighted with two goals and man of the match, walking in here with three points.

“But one lapse of concentration has cost us in the end and instead of getting three points we got one. I was looking to do the exact same with the second free-kick.

“I was away celebrating before the ball hit the back of the net. I knew if I got it round the wall it was in. But Harry Kane does what Harry Kane does best by scoring right at the death and costing us the three points.

“But I don’t want to talk about being low. We have a great point against a very good England side who no doubt will be going to the World Cup.

“We still have a great chance. We have four games left and four very winnable games and as long as we take the performances from the last two games we will give ourselves a great chance.”

 

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