Kane brace hands England win

Kane brace hands England win

Captain Harry Kane came to the rescue with two goals, the second a dramatic added on victor, as England began their World Cup Group G campaign with a stuttering 2-1 win over Tunisia, here Monday.

Kane stooped at the far post to turn in a header in the 91st minute just when it looked like England was going to extend its disappointing run in World Cup tournaments.

Tunisia hit back, however, after England had squandered numerous chances and made it 1-1 thanks to Ferjani Sassi's 35th-minute penalty.

England continue their Group G campaign against Panama on Sunday, before facing Belgium.

Harry Kane's stoppage-time victor ensured England began their World Cup campaign with a win after Tunisia threatened to snatch a point in Volgograd.

But England were unable to replicate their exciting attacking play from the first half after the break, with Southgate's men managing a solitary shot on target before their captain popped up with an injury-time victor - his second goal from three shots on target.

Neville, who played 85 internationals, said the youthful England squad would have found it hard to recover in Russian Federation were it not for the late victor. "And good teams score late".

"They need Harry Kane to hold the ball up, get involved and bring other players into the game".


"You go until the last second", Kane said, "and I'm absolutely buzzing".

Kane added: 'It's massive, it's a big part of it.

They will need to be better than this when they face stronger opponents, but you can not overstate the importance of belief and confidence for this England squad.

"I thought they were pretty ordinary", Dunphy said on RTE Sport.

The England captain was a constant menace in the Tunisian area and on another day, he might have won a couple of penalties as well as he was wrestled down to the ground twice with the VAR remaining silent.

"We created a lot of clear-cut chances in the first half, as many as I remember, but we have to learn to be ruthless with those". We have got everything here, so it's important because obviously we play again in four or five days'. Hopefully when they watch it back they can get it right for the next game. "There were a lot of decisions against us and maybe there was a bit of justice at the end".

Lineker tweeted the statistic on Tuesday, saying it was "astonishing for an opening group game" and putting it down to "the power of football and the World Cup".

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