England fans go absolutely insane after Harry Kane scores last-gasp victor

Bessie Dean
June 19, 2018

Harry Kane scored a dramatic late victor for England against Tunisia in the Three Lions' World Cup opener.

Tunisia equalized in the 35th when Ferjani Sassi converted a penalty, shooting beyond the diving Jordan Pickford.

However, missed chances from Jesse Lingard, who was guilty of wasting a number of opportunities, and Dele Alli meant that England's lead remained slender.

England won the opening match of a major tournament for the first time since 2006 as they beat Tunisia 2-1 in Russian Federation.

England's talisman and captain put them ahead in the 11th minute of Monday's clash in Volgograd, but Tunisia levelled in contentious fashion.

Farouk Ben Mustapha replaced Hassen and handled a couple of long shots before Tunisia slowly came back into the contest.

But in the first minute of injury time they made the mistake of leaving Kane unmarked in the box for the second time and he took advantage by heading home at the far post to ensure England start the tournament with a deserved, if unconvincing, win.

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When Walker's flailing arm caught Fakhreddine Ben Youssef, a penalty was awarded and Sassi slotted it in to equalize.

As England plays their first World Cup match today against Tunisia, fans will notice Wayne Rooney, an important fixture of English soccer, missing from the action.

In the second half, Trippier's importance grew with Young finding himself out of form both in attack and defence, as the United man struggled to create and gave away unnecessary fouls in advanced positions. I feel very happy for the England boys because if they hadn't have gotten there, the next couple of days would have been bad for them.

Kane - who else? - popped up to break Tunisian hearts and the reaction of those in the BBC Sport studio was priceless.

Tunisia are making quite the surge in the world rankings, however I think this is one of the easier picks in the opening round of matches.

Southgate believes England's players are as prepared, focused and ready as they can be for their eagerly anticipated World Cup opener.

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