Harry Kane’s last-gasp goal was enough to give England all three points in their opening group game against Tunisia in Volgograd.
It seemed as it if it was going to be a tale of familiarity for England as the two sides were locked even heading towards the 90th minute until Harry Kane was able to flick a header past Ben Mustapha in the Tunisian goal.
Harry Kane grabbed England’s opener on the 11th minute after Stones’ initial header was saved by Hassen. Tunisia managed to get an equaliser after securing a contentious penalty when it appeared that Walker elbowed Ben Youssef in the box, Ferjani Sassi managed to squeeze his penalty past Pickford who got a hand to it.
England started the first half with a spring in their step as they looked to get behind the Tunisian defence straight away.
The quadrant of Lingard, Alli, Sterling and Kane looked impressive, and had chances in the first half. Lingard playing in his first international tournament was guilty of missing England’s best chance of the half as he side-footed an effort wide of the Tunisian goal.
It appeared that England were on their way to disappointment in their opening game, as favourites Brazil did yesterday until Kane stepped up and tucked away a header in the 91st minute, fully justifying his choice for captain.
England will face Panama in their next group game on Sunday at the Nizhny Novgorod stadium in Moscow.