But it wasn't to be as Kane took advantage of Scotland's poor defending to tuck home with seconds remaining on the clock.
As for Scotland, they now find themselves in fourth place in Group F, six points behind leaders England and in serious danger of missing out on a major finals once again.
And the former Celtic boss was clearly frustrated as he flung a bottle during an X-rated tantrum. I think there is great potential, there is a desire on their part, they are showing pride in playing for the shirt but of course we have an enormous journey to go on to match teams who have already won World Cups and European Championships with players who are Champions League winners regularly and used to playing in the highest games.
"We've got to have a mentality that we're never beaten and we showed that at the end".
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"We did that and it was a real quality finish under pressure to get the point".
"And that's what was so good about Griff, to put the work he put in, and then to have a free-kick when you are exhausted at the end of the game and be able to execute it, was phenomenal".
"You have to expect the unexpected and we were 2-1 down from nowhere but we found another gear".
Lithuania, who on Saturday lost 2-1 at home to Slovakia, will be Scotland's opponents on 1 September, three days before Strachan's side host bottom side Malta.
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"We can go in against what is deemed a very good team and match them in every department and almost beat them". You can't do any more than they did.
"It is fundamental to being a top team but it is only one step in that direction, we can still improve in all areas, we all know that, but nevertheless it is a significant moment I think", he said.
"I was looking to do the exact same with the second free-kick".
"Not only did we discuss how we wanted to play but we discussed how we needed to be if events turned against us".
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I know that a lot of the pundits wrote us off before the season. "And he is one of the outstanding players we had in the season". Sir John Madejski says he fully expects Jaap Stam to continue as Reading manager next season.
"We got ourselves into decent positions and didn't quite finish but the objective's to qualify and we still sit top of the group". "It's about getting the most out of the players you've got and he does that".