Harry Kane hauled off on 74 minutes for England after dire performance in 0-0 draw vs Scots as stats show his struggle
18th June 2021

SKIPPER Harry Kane was hauled off after 74 minutes as he and England notched shocking stats in their goalless Euro 2020 draw with Scotland.

Kane had just TEN first-half touches, while the Three Lions failed to record a shot on target before the break at Wembley for the first time since a 0-0 friendly stalemate against Germany in November 2017.

And the last time England were so wayward in a first period during a competitive game at the home of football was SEVEN years ago.

Boss Gareth Southgate brought on Jack Grealish for Phil Foden and then Marcus Rashford for fellow striker Kane in a failed bid to break the tame deadlock.

And OptaJoe produced astonishing facts and figures as Southgate's subdued stars were matched by a lively Scotland side who were jubilant at picking up their first point in the group.

Kane told the BBC afterwards he readily accepted his substitution.

He said: "It's part of the game and to be fair it was the right decision.

"Scotland defended well and had some chances. It was a fair result.

"We have a big game now against the Czechs. We want to finish top."

England's nervy draw was in contrast to the stylish unity they showed in beating Croatia 1-0 just five days earlier.

And they are now second in Group D, ahead of Tuesday's clash with table-toppers the Czech Republic.

Only victory will make England group winners because the Czechs, equal with them on four points, have a superior goal difference.

Some fans on social media suggested Kane was not yet fully fit after his ankle injury.

And thee England team as a whole took a pasting.


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