England fans go wild after Harry Kane’s late winning goal against Tunisia

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England fans go wild after Harry Kane’s late winning goal against Tunisia

England came to Russian Federation determined to put behind them the disappointment of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil when they failed to win a game and went out at the first hurdle. He's able to do what Martin's just showed us in terms of sitting back.

Kyle Walker swung a lazy arm across Fakhreddine Ben Youssef who fell as if poleaxed and Colombian referee Wilmar Roldan pointed to the spot, with his decision being upheld by the VAR.

The Colombian referee had an infamous reputation heading into the Russian Federation finals following his track record officiating past matches, and a spate of curious decisions drew derision from England fans. "We kept fighting and got the late goal and a big win", England midfielder Jordan Henderson said. Harry Kane got the key goals, and he is a world-class player.

Kane soared high to meet the ball and guide it past the Tunisia keeper for the win after a Ferjani Sassi penalty had cancelled out Harry Kane's 11th minute opener.

"We had some of them in our eyes and some of them in our mouth". The lads will have gone in the dressing room buzzing and he needs to sit them down and watch it.

"I was maybe a bit disappointed by that", Kane said. Think about four years ago when Liverpool almost won the league under Brendan Rodgers...he was a box-to-box midfield player and Steven Gerrard was sitting in there.

"We have huge pressure given that we represent Africa, we represent the Arab world, and we represent 12 million Tunisians", said Maaloul, whose team will also face third ranked Belgium and Panama during the group stage.

From a Trippier corner, a glancing header from Harry Maguire found the skipper at the back post and Kane cleverly nodded home to give England a winning start.

England's players later thought they deserved the same verdict when Kane was grappled to the ground twice by Tunisians on either side of the halftime break.

Kane's Tottenham team-mate Dele Alli is an injury doubt for England's second match against Panama on Sunday - but Merson believes he should not play, even if he is fit.

Neville said on ITV Sport: "With five minutes to go I was anxious thinking deja vu, thinking getting on that plane tonight those young players with only two who have started in a World Cup, waking up in the morning to what wouldn't have been negative media, but an anxiety and nervousness".

The Liverpool skipper said: "We can be friends off the field but when you're on the field it's important that you're fighting for your mate next to you".

"They [Tunisia] were highly disciplined in terms of our tactics and very strong up to 90 minutes before we conceded the second goal".

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