Breaking the norm that had Germany lose their opening game and held back Argentina to a draw, England defeated Tunisia in their opening match.
England started their World Cup campaign with a fighting 2-1 victory over Tunisia on Monday night.
Team England Captain Harry Kane scored a brace in the closing moment of the match to clinch victory for his team. After his early 11th minute lead was negated by Ferjani Sassi’s goal from spot kick in the 35 minute, Kane scored the winner in the stoppage time to give England the three points.
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Kane scored his second goal of the game with a clever header as Gareth Southgate’s side recorded England’s first win in the opening game of a major tournament since they beat Paraguay in 2006 world Cup.
England had created various openings for themselves in the game, but could not get success and their offensive play allowed Tunisia to score the equaliser through Fejanni Sassi’s penalty after Kyle Walker was penalised for an elbow on Fekhreddine Ben Youssef.
Tunisia dug in to frustrate England in the second half. Had it not been for the Kane show, England would have been in the same boat as Argentina.
England will play Panama, who lost 3-0 to Belgium, in their next Group-G game on Sunday.
In another Group-G match, Belgium thrashed Panama 3-0. The Red Devil’s creativity and power proved too much for World Cup debutants Panama as the Group G favourites overcame the heroics of goalkeeper Jaime Penedo and a massed defence to run out 3-0 winners on Monday.
It took a wonderful dipping volley from Dries Mertens on the right hand edge of the area just after half time to break the deadlock. Hazard laid the ball off to Kevin Du Bryune, who flipped a diagonal ball with the outside of his foot through for lurking Lukaku to head home in the 69th minute. The Manchester Untied star made it 3-0 in the 75th, latching on to a through pass from Hazard and chipping over Penedo.