Rashford 'happy and buzzing' after Tunisia win

Danny Rose England

Harry Kane celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between Tunisia and England at Volgograd Arena on June 18, 2018.

TRT World's Lance Santos has more.

"For him I am personally delighted but I know the pride he will feel in leading his country to victory tonight will be the biggest for him", said Southgate. Good teams score late goals - if you dominate the ball like that the opposition tire. Yet on that corner in injury time, he found space at the far post to place a flawless header between Farouk Ben Mustapha (who replaced an injured Hassen in goal in the first half) and his post.

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. Above all, England have to find a way of getting Kane involved more, but now they can celebrate.

Next up for Tunisia is Belgium on Saturday, while England takes on Panama on Sunday.

"OOOFT! Over 21 million of you watched the @BBCSport coverage of England v Tunisia".

"But hopefully this will lead to higher levels of concentration in the coming games".

Meanwhile, Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney thanked the England players for his 76th birthday present with a post on Instagram.

A cricket score had looked on the cards early on as England ran the North Africans ragged.

Tunisia got a way back into the match when Walker put his arm across Ben Youssef, an infringement that saw the award of a penalty.

England continued to look the better side but were dealt a major blow ten minutes from half time, when Kyle Walker's lackadaisical defending gifted Tunisia a penalty, which was subsequently dispatched by Ferjani Sassi.

It was a remarkable World Cup debut for Kane, who bore the added pressure of the captain's armband and the weight of a nation on his 24-year-old shoulders.

England had penalty claims of their own turned down before struggling to maintain their intensity after halftime.

England should have had three or four more in the opening half-hour as they laid siege to the Tunisian goal but chances were spurned either through lucky saves or poor finishing, notably by Jesse Lingard, who got his legs in a tangle with the goal at his mercy.

He scored both, the second in breathless fashion with a clever, composed, far-post header as the clock ticked past 90 minutes to give England a precious 2-1 win.

Alan Shearer, BBC Sport: "The only disappointing thing was that we created so many chances [in the first half] but only took one of them".

Related:

  • [Breaking] Reports of several injured following shooting in Swedish city of Malmo

    [Breaking] Reports of several injured following shooting in Swedish city of Malmo

    Police said a dozen shots were fired but no arrests have been made and they are looking for a dark vehicle . Officials said the crime appears to be linked to organized or gang crime, not terrorism.
    At least 5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol flips

    At least 5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol flips

    The staff gave her books and toys - but they weren't allowed to pick her up, to hold her or hug her to try to calm her. He says the SUV with immigrants inside ran off the road during the chase, caught gravel, causing it to roll over.

    Fire forces Saudi Arabia World Cup team plane to land

    Uruguay beat a 48-year curse of failing to win a World Cup finals opener on Friday, but needed an 89th-minute header to do so. He added: 'I have a lot of confidence in the team I'm going to put out tomorrow, they have a lot of experience.
  • Maddow breaks down reading report on child separations at border

    Maddow breaks down reading report on child separations at border

    What I was trying to do - when I suddenly couldn't say/do anything - was read this lede.,' she said. "Sorry. That's [it] for tonight", seguining into Lawrence O'Donnell's program.
    Portugal boss Santos wary of under-pressure Morocco

    Portugal boss Santos wary of under-pressure Morocco

    Iran showed they can be dogged in their win over Morocco , although they will be going up against a much better opponent here. Pepe, the Portuguese centre-half, was more open about the wonderful first game of his teammate.
    Toxic Plant That Can Cause Blindness Found In Pennsylvania

    Toxic Plant That Can Cause Blindness Found In Pennsylvania

    The plant species, which belongs to the carrot family, not just poses a threat to the skin but also impacts the environment. If you think you've been burned by a reaction after coming into contact with giant hogweed, see a physician immediately.
  • Kolarov screamer secures victory for Serbia

    Kolarov screamer secures victory for Serbia

    So, in the office bet365 have set a ratio of 1.95 for the win of Golden lilies, and on the success of Costa Rica to 4.75. The Eagles saw out the remainder of the match without too much incident to move into the driving seat in Group E.
    Alonso and Toyota win le Mans

    Alonso and Toyota win le Mans

    To finally see the vehicle crossing the line was really special. "We had to be really focused until the chequered flag". A two-time Monaco Grand Prix victor , Alonso is now eyeing to win the Indianapolis 500 to take all three crowns.
    Cristiano Ronaldo's bust at Madeira airport has been quietly replaced

    Cristiano Ronaldo's bust at Madeira airport has been quietly replaced

    The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of stlucianewsonline.com, its sponsors or advertisers. That's right, the Cristiano Ronaldo sculpture at Madeira Islands airport is no more.
  • Kane wants to be 'best in the world'

    Kane wants to be 'best in the world'

    And it was a former Blade in Harry Maguire who headed the ball down to Kane from the corner to set up the iconic goal. This was not the first time that Virat Kohli and Harry Kane have exchanged pleasantries on the social media.

    President Trump Argues There's No Alternative to Family Separation Policy

    The images are striking: More than 2,000 children, separated from their parents and housed in cages, camps and a former Walmart. While the fate of the Dreamers festered and the petition drive fizzled, the child separation issue exploded.
    Trump grumbles that North Korea deal not earning wide praise

    Trump grumbles that North Korea deal not earning wide praise

    The official acknowledged, however, it was still not certain how that was going to happen. But as of Friday, no remains have been repatriated from North Korea since 2007.

Comments

Other news