Tunisia 1-2 England: A marvelous Kane double brings victory to Three Lions but only just

Incredibly wasteful England manage to secure a late victory thanks to a double from captain Harry Kane. 2018 World Cup 1-2 Ferjani Sassi (35' PEN) Harry Kane (11', 90') Match Events 3' Lingard and Sterling miss golden chances Lingard almost gets England off and running as he latches on to Alli's cutback. However, Hassen sticks out a leg and turns the ball past the post. 

England break through Alli and he offloads to Lingard in the left inside channel. He cuts the ball back to Sterling, but the winger is offside as he connects in the box. 11' GOAL! Tunisia 0-1 England (Harry Kane) Kane has a dream start to the tournament as he taps home from close range to put his team ahead. Young floated his cross into the middle for Stones to attack. The defender powered an effort towards the top corner.

Hassen made a fine save, but Kane was there to pounce on the rebound to convert. 14' Tunisia keeper Hassen goes off injured Hassan appeared to aggravate his injury when denying Stones' header. Ben Mustapha comes on to replace the injured Hassen.

Mathlouthi started the last game against Spain, but now seems to be third choice. 18' CHANCE! Henderson's shot saved Henderson gathers on the edge of the box and fires at goal on the half-volley, but Ben Mustapha gets down to make the save. 24' WHAT A CHANCE missed by Lingard! Young floats a dangerous cross to the back post where Lingard is unmarked. The midfielder has an age to figure out what to do with his effort, only to scuff his strike at goal. 35' Penalty Goal! Tunisia 1-1 England (Sassi) PENALTY TO TUNISIA! Fakhreddine Ben Youssef goes down under the arm of Walker and the referee points to the spot. Sassi holds his composure from the spot as he fires his effort beyond the reach of Pickford into the bottom corner.

 Walker is punished for his mistake and Tunisia notch the equaliser. 44' OFF THE POST! Lingard almost scores Lingard makes a brilliant run into the right inside channel to latch on to Trippier's ball over the top. He knocks the ball past Ben Mustapha, but it strikes the wrong side of the post before heading wide.

 69' CHANCE! Trippier's shot wide out Trippier goes for goal as he curls his effort over the wall towards the bottom corner. However, Ben Mustapha watches the ball sail comfortably wide. 

78' CHANCE! Young's shot over the bar Alli is tripped on the edge of the box and it hands England a free-kick in a dangerous position. Young bends the ball over the wall, but he lifts his strike sails over the bar. 90' GOAL! Tunisia 1-2 England (Kane) 91' GOAL! Tunisia 1-2 England (H. Kane)

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