ENGLAND striker Harry Kane has praised Jesse Lingard for his strike against Croatia after it looked as though he had robbed the Tottenham ace of a goal.
The Manchester United star tapped home from a yard out to level the scoring against the World Cup runners-up after Kane got on the end of the ball.
Reuters3 Jesse Lingard equalised for England against Croatia in the 78th minute at Wembley
Reuters3 Harry Kane tucked home in the 85th minute after getting on the end of a Ben Chilwell free-kick
Fans immediately took to social media to suggest he had "stolen" a goal of Kane during the crucial clash at Wembley.
But thankfully for the Spurs striker, he got on the score sheet in the 85th minute to send England into the Uefa Nations League finals.
Kane was credited with a goal for Tottenham against Stoke last season following a successful appeal, despite appearing not to touch the ball.
Speaking to Sky Sports following the dramatic ending, Kane said: "It felt good. It’s been one of those spells for me personally where the keeper makes a save or the ball gets cleared off the line.
Jamie McPhilimey – The Sun3 Tottenham striker Kane celebrates with Lingard after his dramatic goal
This is how it feels to score the winner for @England at Wembley… 😀#ThreeLions #England 🦁🦁🦁 pic.twitter.com/Z8P89qjEJO
— Harry Kane (@HKane) November 18, 2018
"The lads stuck at it at 1-0 down. We showed character, we stayed calm and deserved to win. It feels good.
"We were disappointed we didn’t take our chances but in games like this against big teams you just have to stay calm and try to play.
"We were creating chances and thankfully Jesse got on the end of one and we really pushed off from there and got the second.
"We said after the World Cup of course it was a great summer but we want to keep progressing and get better. The only way to do that is to win games against big opposition.
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"We’ve finished the year strong and it feels good now. Our next meet up is in March so we’ll enjoy this one.
"It’s incredible. Obviously I’ve never seen it like this personally in an England shirt. To have the fans support it feels good. That’s what we want and we want to make everyone proud.
"I know they’ll enjoy that one and hopefully we see a few more celebrations away from here. We’re going to enjoy it so I hope the fans do too."