Harry Kane marked his World Cup debut with a stoppage-time winner, as England made hard work of overcoming Tunisia 2-1. It takes them at the second position in Group G with Belgium at the top.
A controversial penalty appeared set to earn Tunisia a draw against England.
Three Lions talisman and the captain put them ahead in the 11th minute. But Tunisia levelled in contentious fashion.
The referee Wilmar Roldan pointed to the spot when Kyle Walker caught Fakhreddine Ben Youssef with his arm. Ferjani Sassi levelled with an unconvincing penalty. He became the first African player to score in this FIFA World Cup 2018.
England wasted numerous opportunities before that leveller but will have been unimpressed by Roldan’s performance after that.
Gareth Southgate’s men appeared to run out of ideas in the second half. While Tunisia seemingly set to see out what would have been an unexpected draw.
But in the first minute of injury time, they made the mistake of leaving Kane unmarked in the box for the second time. This time, he took the advantage by heading home at the far post to ensure the Lions start the tournament with a win.
Kane has scored in each of his last four games for England, his best run for the Three Lions. The youngest captain has done it in style for England this time.
FT: England 2-1 Tunisia
Kane 11′, 90+1′ | Sassi 35′ (pen)