Kane the hero as England open World Cup with a win

England clinched all three points in their opening game of the World Cup when captain Harry Kane heading home a winner in injury time.

England v Tunisia World Cup 2018
Harry Kane scored the winner for England in the dying moments of the game

Harry Kane’s injury-time winner for England ensured the Three Lions started off their campaign with a win, only the third time in the countries World Cup history.

The Spurs striker scored his second of the game to give Gareth Southgate’s young team the perfect start to World Cup 2018.

The Three Lions started off the better side by carving out chances at will in the opening minutes of the game. The Tunisians could not handle England’s runners from midfield who kept getting behind the backline with clever long balls over the top. But for some poor finishing, the Tunisians managed to hold on.

However, in the 11th minute of the match, England opened the scoring with Kane getting his first ever goal in World Cup football. A corner from the left was swung in perfectly onto the head of John Stones whos header could only be palmed back out by the Tunisia keeper straight onto the foot of Harry Kane.

Tunisia road their luck even further with Gareth Southgate’s men missing further chances to double their lead. How this game was still 1-0 was a mystery.

And in the 35 minute with their only attack of the first-half, Tunisia swung in a cross from the left only for Kyle Walker to stick out his left hand and block the run of the Tunisian attacker.

The ref pointed to spot with Sassi stepping up to coolly slot the ball past Jordan Pickford who managed to get some fingertips to the ball.

The second half was a game that lacked chances with the Tunisians sitting deep and happy for the draw. However, it seems Gareth Southgate has installed a never die attitude into his young lions who never gave up. And in the first minute of stoppage time, Kane finally found some empty space to head past the Tunisian keeper and claim all three points.

Next up for Gareth Southgate’s men will be Panama who lost 3-0 to Belgium in the afternoon kick-off. A win for England will surely secure a place in the last-sixteen.