Gareth Southgate's side looked utterly bereft of ideas until skipper Kane converted Kyle Walker's inviting cross to score his 14th goal in nine games for club and country. It is a work in progress and when I was given the job the aim was to qualify for the World Cup."Record-breaking Lewandowski Scotland kept alive their hopes of reaching the finals for the first time since 1998 after a last-gasp 1-0 victory at home to Slovakia.It is the sixth time in succession England have qualified for the World Cup, but after making such heavy work of defeating Slovenia, they are unlikely to give the game's super-powers many sleepless nights."It's not a relief, I always thought we’d achieve the objective (of qualifying)," said Southgate."Tonight highlighted where we are. Martin Skrtel's own goal, just a minute from the end of normal time in Glasgow, leaves Scotland second in Group F, two points ahead of Slovakia and three in front of Slovenia ahead of Sunday's trip to Ljubljana.
(When Exodus’s cast was announced, a controversy blew up around the lead actors’ whiteness, although any visible racial differences are all but wiped out by sackfuls of bronzer and director of photography Dariusz Wolski, who slathers the entire cast in grey-gold light.) In theory, Bale is a natural choice for Moses: he has the intensity and the conviction, and even his name implies sustained religious suffering.
You think of Gloucester’s words in Lear as he stumbles blindly towards his son: “As flies to wanton boys, are we to th’ gods / They kill us for their sport.” A civilisation will crumble on the roll of these dice.