Harry Kane becomes England's hero with two goals at the World Cup

Lynette Rowe
June 20, 2018

England were made to work hard by Tunisia in their World Cup opener but a late Harry Kane victor ensured they got off to a winning start. But despite the apparent inconsistencies from the referee, it was Kane who had the last laugh when latching onto Harry Maguire's flick-on.

Southgate will be relying on the likes of Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane and Manchester City's Raheem Sterling to get the goals in this fixture, while Marcus Rashford and Jamie Vardy could come on from the bench if necessary.

Get the latest World Cup news updates. It didn't take him long. John Stones leapt up and headed towards the net, but somehow Tunisian goalkeeper Mouez Hassen pulled off a David Seaman-esque save, which then, nearly harshly, fell at the feet of Kane, who tapped the ball home. It costs them two goals and the match. Sleep is probably the most important one of them.

A dream start for Harry, the prince who wants to become king.

Certainly a nail-biter of a match for England fans!

"I'm absolutely buzzing!" exclaimed Kane.

But I guess that's part of just dealing whatever comes your way and the team coped with it well.

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England dominated the game and got off to a quick start in Volgograd as the striker opened his account after just 11 minutes.

Gareth Southgate's men begun brightly, their three-at-the-back system giving them a platform to move up the pitch quicker than the Tunisians could handle, and deservedly went ahead after 10 minutes.

"The crucial thing is taking the chances in this tournament".

First Jordan Henderson's lofted first-time pass released Dele Alli and when the ball eventually broke to Jesse Lingard he saw his shot from six yards saved by the outstretched left boot of Mouez Hassen in the Tunisia goal.

England came out victorious against Tunisia in the Group G fixture of the FIFA World Cup in Volgograd Arena, Russia. "The first-time they play a good team with that defence, I think they'll get eaten alive". But as players it's hard - all we can do is get on with the game and it's down to the officials. Kane delivered. He is the story.

"We recovered from a really harsh (penalty) decision and kept our composure, which pleased me", Southgate told reporters after the match. You never know how it will go. We'll get onto the plane happy tonight. Above all, England have to find a way of getting Kane involved more, but now they can celebrate.

Trippier is indeed the embodiment of the Southgate era, an indication that club form does matter over the mere name of the club and that there are chances to be seized, and lost.

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