England jubilate as Kane’s stoppage-time winner sinks Tunisia

Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane scored twice in a 2-1 victory against Tunisia to help England get off to a good start at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia on Monday night.

Kane sparked up jubilations at the Volgograd Stadium in the 91st minute when he scored the winner to seal the victory for the Three Lions.

The England captain opened the scoring early in the first half when he tapped in a rebound from goalkeeper Mouez Hassen, who later went off injured.

Tunisia leveled on 35 minutes as Ferjani Sassi equalised from the penalty spot after Kyle Walker was penalised for an elbow on Fakhreddine Ben Youssef.

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Both teams, England especially, missed a host of chances to take the lead before Kane headed in Harry Maguire’s flick to complete a 4th African defeat at the 2018 World Cup.

Kane, voted man of the match, tweeted moments after the victory: “What a feeling to score a winner for @England at the @FIFAWorldCup. Loved it! No less than we deserved. 🦁🦁🦁 #ThreeLions #ENG #WorldCup.”

The win was England’s first in the opening game of a major tournament since they beat Paraguay in the 2006 World Cup.

As it stands in Group G, England are behind Belgium who thrashed Panama 3-0 earlier on Monday, while Tunisia sit on third spot – above panama.

Tunisia will battle Belgium next, as England take on Panama.

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