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Kane's 85th-minute winner sees England secure Nations League Finals spot

England rallied from a second-half deficit to defeat Croatia at Wembley in a repeat of the summer’s World Cup semi-final.

Harry Kane stretches out to score against Croatia at Wembley.
Harry Kane stretches out to score against Croatia at Wembley.

HARRY KANE SCORED an 85th-minute winner as England fought back from a goal down to beat Croatia 2-1 and secure a place in the Nations League Finals.

A repeat of the 2018 World Cup semi-final seemed set to end in heartbreak for England again when they fell behind to Andrej Kramaric’s deflected strike in the 54th minute.

However, substitute Jesse Lingard poked home a close-range equaliser with 12 minutes remaining, setting up a frantic finish as qualification was suddenly up for grabs again.

Captain Kane completed the turnaround, the striker overcoming a mixed performance in front of goal by poking home Ben Chilwell’s cross from England’s left flank.

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