Kane scores late victor to sink Tunisia

Kane scores late victor to sink Tunisia

His first World Cup goal was followed by a brilliant second in stoppage time to win the game for England.

"I'm really proud. We did a lot of work on training field and were itching to play".

Two years ago, in England's disastrous Euros in France, Hodgson persisted with Kane taking corners, much to the bemusement of virtually everyone else bar England's manager; the fans, the media, England's players.

Neville said on ITV: "I think it's huge, with five minutes to go I was anxious, déjà vu, getting on that plane tonight, those young players, with only two of them starting in the World Cup before, waking up to what wouldn't be negative media but anxiety, nervousness".

Despite being on the back foot, Tunisia equalised through Ferjani Sassi's penalty after Kyle Walker was adjudged to have elbowed Fakhreddine Ben Youssef.

"We stayed patient, and didn't just throw the ball in the box".

There were bonuses elsewhere for Southgate, especially in the performance of Tottenham right-back Kieran Trippier, who gave a consummate performance as a defender but also going forward, where he was a constant threat in open play and set-pieces. "What pleased me was that we kept the control and composure", Southgate told reporters. Low expectations for this year's overhauled team were dispelled early in Russian Federation when Kane reacted quickly to score after John Stones' header was saved.

"If he didn't score in this game, we would be speaking about why Harry Kane can't score in major tournaments, but he has done it now and I'm delighted for him", stated Southgate.

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However, against the run of play in the 23rd minute, Iceland pushed forward through Birkir Bjarnason and Aron Gunnarsson. He just had a bad day but we know that he can give us the victory at any moment of the game.

As Kane's record of 15 goals in 25 games can be rightly lauded, Sterling has scored only twice in 39 internationals and has not scored in his past 21.

"A few corners, they were trying to grab, hold and stop us running".

They found one in the form of a header from Harry Kane, whose uncanny ability to find himself in the right place at the right time once again pushed his team beyond the brink. It shows good character to get on with it and that's what we've done.

Southgate said: "I think if it's a penalty at one end it has to be a penalty at the other".

England usually enters the FIFA World Cup as a favorite to make a deep run in the tournament, but that's not the case in 2018 in Russian Federation.

England will be heavily favoured against Panana next Sunday.

"Harry Maguire's potential is huge", said Southgate. The Three Lions dominated possession in the first half of the game and continued to create chances.

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