Kane's dramatic stoppage-time goal gives England win over Tunisia

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Not after Kane got England off to a flawless start with an 11th-minute tap in.

They were level from the spot, as Kyle Walker caught Ben Youssef with his elbow.

Having dominated proceedings following Kane's 11th-minute opener, England began to run out of ideas after Fenjani Sassi's 33rd-minute penalty had given the Tunisians an unexpected lifeline.

England captain Harry Kane scored twice including a stoppage-time victor as he led his side to a last-gasp 2-1 win over Tunisia in their opening World Cup match on Monday.

Maguire nodded on a corner to the far post and Kane was there to glance home, to the delight of all connected to England.

Gareth Southgate could hardly have wished for a better start to this Group G clash in Volgograd, where his side capped a start displaying skill, verve and energy with an early goal from their captain. Despite the result, their sloppiness before will concern Southgate.


Hello good evening and welcome to the last game of the day at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation. When you have very tall players it is very hard to counter them. With fellow African teams Morocco, Nigeria and Egypt all losing their opening games in Russia, Maaloul conceded that Tunisia were feeling the heat.

Jesse Lingard hit the post in between those controversial incidents but chances dried up in a testing second half before Kane's stoppage-time heroics won it for England.

It's clear they have a very literal game-changer in Kane, but until the rest of the squad start performing their own jobs with the same efficacy, this England team risks collapsing in similar circumstance to previous squads. But after the break, Kane was once again grappled and shoved to the ground with neither the referee nor VAR taking action.

Holding, shirt-tugging and grappling at set-pieces has become an increasing problem in the game in recent years, and one that Federation Internationale de Football Association has attempted to eradicate.

Still, it was sufficient to wrap up the three points thanks to a late intervention from Kane, but Belgium will nevertheless look at England's struggles with some amount of glee.

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