LEIGH GRIFFITHS’S FREE KICKS NOT ENOUGH TO SAVE SCOTLAND FROM THE ENGLISH

Griffiths’s two well curled free kicks against England did not save Scotland because of Captain Harry Kane late equalizer.

Substitute Oxlade-Chamberlain game England the lead with an assist from Stuart Armstrong with the left foot shot from the center of the box to the center of the goal at the 70 minutes.

Leigh Griffiths successfully curled a free kick with his left foot into the back of the net by the 87 minutes and three minutes later he notched a goal that put them in charge of the game with similar fee kick.

Tottenham Hotspurs striker nullified Griffiths’s goal just in the six yard box with a memorable volley at the added time to level the scores for England.

Inspite of the draw England still tops Group F with 14 points from six games, as Slovenia is second with 11 points. Despondent Scotland is at the bottom of the table with eight points.

England manager Gareth Southgate speaking to ITV believed they should have won the match however the quality of free kicks from Griffiths denied them.

“It’s a game we should win but two moments of brilliant quality from Leigh Griffiths turned it on its head. We have to have a mentality that we are never beaten and we showed that at the end” said Southgate.

Meanwhile according defender Gary Cahill one point from a game wasn’t what they came from however admitted football results don’t surprise.

“It was a crazy last six minutes and obviously it was not ideal for us. One point is not what we wanted but nothing in football surprises me” commented Cahill.

Scotland striker Griffiths acknowledged his side was resilient and in his own words this is what he had to say;

“It was a tough ask to get back into the game from 1-0 down but we showed what we are about, great resilience but you can’t switch off.”

Additional, the 27 – year – old Celtic strike said he does a lot of free kick exercise no wonder the results. He as well said, they could win their remaining four games to remain relevant.

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