Rashford 'happy and buzzing' after Tunisia win

What England must get right on and off the pitch to beat Tunisia

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.

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"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".

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