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Scotland versus England turned into Barcelona versus PSG part 2

The World Cup qualifier looked certain to end 1-0 to England... but a late Harry Kane goal saw it somehow finish 2-2

First things first – no-one was expecting an international match between England and Scotland with a Saturday 5pm kick-off two weeks after the season finished to be a classic.

But what the hell do we know?

England managed to salvage a 2-2 draw against Scotland with a last gasp Harry Kane equaliser, moments after Leigh Griffiths had scored two brilliant free-kicks in the space of two minutes.

It looked guaranteed that the Three Lions would take all three points in a 1-0 victory as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored a 70th minute goal to give Gareth Southgate’s side the lead.

However, carnage ensued as Griffiths bent in a brilliant 87th minute equaliser to send Hampden Park into raptures.

Leigh Griffiths, re-defining the phrase ‘lovely left foot’

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Leigh Griffiths, re-defining the phrase ‘lovely left foot’

Leigh Griffiths must be ridiculous in free-kick training

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Leigh Griffiths must be ridiculous in free-kick training

But that was just the start of the mayhem, as Griffiths stepped up in the 90th minute to bend in another world-class free-kick.

The turnaround sent shockwaves throughout England’s fanbase as they faced their first World Cup qualification group defeat.

But in the 93rd minute, the captain, leader and (future) legend Harry Kane latched onto the end of Raheem Sterling’s diagonal ball to volley home past Craig Gordon.

“Hello, yes is that the Ballon d’Or committee? I’d like to nominate someone.”

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“Hello, yes is that the Ballon d’Or committee? I’d like to nominate someone.”

The remarkable match means England remain top of Group F on 14 points from six matches, while Scotland lie fourth with eight points.

Football, even in the off-season, proving itself once again that there is truly nothing like it.

DREAM TEAM COMEDY – England and Scotland fans… we’re different but there’s one thing we’ve got in common