Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane proved to be the matchwinner for England once again as he scored a brace, including a last gasp strike, to help the Three Lions to a 2-1 win over Tunisia in their opening match at the ongoing World Cup in Russia.
The England captain produced a close range finish on 11 minutes to give his side the lead before Ferjani Sassi equalised from the spot for the Tunisians following the award of a penalty via the much talked about Video Assistant Referees (VAR) Technology as both sides settled for a 1-1 result at halftime.
Sassi’s goal was the first scored by any African team in Russia.
Tunisia kept Gareth Southgate’s team at bay for much of the second half until the Africans suffered a brief lapse in concentration from a corner kick which was punished by Harry Kane in added time to give England the points in the Group F clash.
Harry Kane has now scored 10 goals in the last eight games for the 1966 World Cup winners, while African teams have now conceded five goals to set pieces out of the six goals conceded.
England go second behind group leaders Belgium while Tunisia occupy third spot after the first round of games.