Harry Kane scored a brace, including a late winner as England secured a face-saving 2-1 win over Tunisia at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The Spurs striker bookended the scoring in a tight match at the Volgograd Arena to get the Three Lions level on points with Belgium who ran out 3-0 winners over Panama earlier in the day.
In a repeat of England’s opening World Cup clash 20 years ago when the World Cup was hosted in France, Kane gave Gareth Southgate’s men a dream start after 11 minutes by latching on the rebound after John Stones’ thumping header was saved by Tunisia goalkeeper Mouez Hassen.
The stretch proved costly for Hassen, who was subbed off four minutes later for Farouk Ben Mustapha, but the Tunisians weren’t fazed by the setback as they drew level in the 35 minute, Ferjani Sassi converting from the spot after a reckless foul by Kyle Walker.
Chances were few and far between in the second half as the Carthage Eagles contained sporadic attacks by England.
Harry Kane however made the difference for the Three Lions as he capitalised on loose defending from a set-piece to power in a header at the near post in stoppage time.