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World Cup on Betfair: Late drama as Scotland and England play out 799/1 stalemate

Gordon Strachan's Scotland were just seconds away from a famous victory over England
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A dramatic end to Scotland's World Cup Qualifier with England meant that some huge prices were matched on the Betfair Exchange, and some short odds were busted in the Match Odds market. Mike Norman has the details...


"But Gordon Strachan's men couldn't hold out for the famous victory, with Kane's late equaliser rewarding those who backed the 2-2 draw at the massive odds of [800.0]."

England required a stoppage time Harry Kane volley to save their blushes as they were held to a 2-2 draw against Scotland in dramatic fashion at Hampden Park on Saturday afternoon.

Following a goalless first half the chances of this all-British World Cup Qualifier lighting up the early evening seemed extremely unlikely, but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - who had only been on the pitch just a few minutes - gave Gareth Southgate's men a slender lead midway through the second half.

England looked like closing out the game, and in doing so recording their 10th consecutive clean sheet in international qualifiers, but Scotland striker Leigh Griffiths had other ideas.

The 26-year-old scored a stunning 25-yard free-kick with just minutes of the game remaining to bring the scores level, and incredibly, just moments later, repeated the feat by curling home another superb free-kick on the stroke of full-time.

At this point Scotland were trading as low as [1.04] to win the match having been matched at a high of [410.0] In Play.

But Gordon Strachan's men couldn't hold out for the famous victory, with Kane's late equaliser rewarding those who backed the 2-2 draw at the massive odds of [800.0].

The Three Lions remain in control of the Group F, but their lead at the top of the table has been trimmed to three points following Slovenia's 2-0 victory over Malta, though they still remain strong favourites at [1.14] to top the group.

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