Two-goal captain Harry Kane pounced during second-half injury-time to hand England a 2-1 victory against Tunisia when their Group G-commitments at World Cup 2018 began on Monday.
The Three Lions burst into life from the off at Volgograd Arena and deservedly went ahead on 11 minutes when Tottenham striker Kane followed up Manchester City centre-back John Stones’ superbly saved header.
Gareth Southgate’s men appeared to be coasting towards victory only for a controversial penalty conceded by fellow City defender Kyle Walker for a block on Al Ettifaq attacker Fakhreddine Ben Youssef to force the leveller. Al Nassr midfielder Ferjani Sassi did the rest from 12 yards on 35 minutes.
A valuable win appeared to be evading England, before Kane headed in Leicester City defender Harry Maguire’s flick from another corner at the death.
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