Published: Thu, June 21, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Kane relief as last-gasp England escape with Tunisia win

Kane relief as last-gasp England escape with Tunisia win

England captain Harry Kane declared his arrival on soccer's biggest stage when he scored twice, including a stoppage-time victor, in a dramatic 2-1 victory over Tunisiaas his team launched their World Cup campaign on Monday. "Things went against us but that happens in World Cups - you have tough moments in games".

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England's players later thought they deserved a similar call when Kane was brought down in the opposite penalty area, but the referee disagreed.

England is one of the deepest teams in the tournament and are just a level above Tunisia here.

"I definitely didn't expect the manager to drop him against Slovenia and as soon as we all saw that we knew that that gaffer was not somebody to be messed around with", said Rose.

Twice in the first half, Kane was restrained by Tunisia defenders on a pair of corners only for Colombian referee Wilmar Roldan to wave play on, so the Tottenham striker thought it was only fair that he get the chance to score the victor.

"It was him who was always there at the right time and he is the optimum striker and scorer".

"We've done it for a while [had good resilience] since the gaffer has been here - he's instilled it into us".

England's Dele Alli takes the kick off, Volgograd Arena, Volgograd, Russia, June 18, 2018.

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"Walker's body should be facing the other way, where the cross has come from and he should open himself up so he can see the Tunisia player as well".

The Spurs man, England's captain, scored twice in the match, his first after 11 minutes and his second after 91, and is a live contender in the Golden Boot betting.

Their breakthrough came in controversial circumstances on 35 minutes, when Kyle Walker was adjudged to have elbowed Fakhreddine Ben Youssef in the box.

Robinson was part of the England side in 2006 which bowed out on penalties to Portugal, however the 38-year old reflected on his own feelings in Germany ahead of Englands opener against Paraguay.

Tunisia looked more comfortable as they sat back in defence, only to be undone by Kane's late salvo.

Mouez Hassen was caught by Lingard in the fifth minute but remained on the field and even pulled off a fine save - clawing away Stones' header from Ashley Young's corner - before Kane scored. "At the end the pressure built and built". Maybe a bit of justice at the end.

Belgium sent a statement to their Group G rivals after they thumped Panama 3-0 in the earlier kick-off to move to the summit of the pool.

Recent friendlies wins over Nigeria and Costa Rica show that this young English squad isn't completely off the rails.

"I'm so proud of the lads", Kane said.

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