Harry Kane’s stoppage-time winner guaranteed England began their World Cup crusade with triumph after Tunisia debilitated to grab a point in Volgograd.
Kane scored his second goal of the amusement with a cunning header as Gareth Southgate’s side recorded England’s first win in the opening round of a noteworthy competition since they beat Paraguay in the 2006 World Cup.
Britain’s commander gave them the reward they merited for a splendid begin by turning in the opener in the eleventh moment after Tunisia manager Mouez Hassen, who went off injured in the primary half, pawed out John Stones’ header.
Britain ran Tunisia worn out in that spell however were rebuffed for missing a large group of chances when Ferjani Sassi evened out from the punishment spot against the pursue of play Kyle Walker was punished for an elbow on Fakhreddine Ben Youssef.
Tunisia dove in to baffle England in the second half, yet Kane was the match-victor with a late header from Harry Maguire’s flick, justice being done after referee Wilmar Roldan and the video assistance official (VAR) had neglected to spot him being wrestled to the ground twice in the punishment region.
Britain play Panama, who lost 3-0 to Belgium prior on Monday, in their next Group G match on Sunday, which commences at 13:00 BST and will be demonstrated live on the BBC.