England manager Gareth Southgate says he substituted Harry Kane against Scotland because of a lack of runs in behind.

Kane struggled to make an impact as England laboured to a goalless draw with a highly motivated Scotland side.

The Three Lions captain had just three shots and barely had a touch in the Scotland penalty area, leading to his departure in the 74th minute.

As seen below, after the game Southgate told ITV why Kane was removed for Marcus Rashford.

“I just felt that we needed a few more runs in behind,” said Southgate.

“We felt Marcus would give us that energy and we’ve got to try and get the win at that point. We have to make these decisions based on what we see.”

Our view? Kane didn’t play well but taking him off when you need a goal is a questionable move.

What do you think? Did Southgate make the right decision? Let us know in the comments section below.



  1. Awful decision!
    How does Kane do anything when he receives no passes or crosses. He’s criticised for dropping short and looking for the ball. But when he stays up top, he gets given no service.
    Sterling should have been subbed much earlier.

  2. What a load of bollocks. Southgate subbed off Foden who was the only England player who recognised the movement of Kane dropping creating space for midfield to run into. We have a gun but no bullets

  3. Kane has carried spurs this full year the guy is fcuked n the Erickson thing as well as they r both close close pals I’m Scottish we should of won last nite n im fuming we didn’t beat chance we will ever get to beat the super stars of England why England went with 2 holding mid I don’t know


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