World Cup 2018: England beat Tunisia 2-1

World Cup 2018: England beat Tunisia 2-1
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Copyright REUTERS/Sergio Perez
By Jordan Jones
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Follow our live updates as England takes on Tunisia in the second game of Group G at the Volgograd Arena.


A stoppage-time winner from Harry Kane gave England a 2-1 victory over a stubborn Tunisian side in their opening World Cup Group G match on Monday.

Here are five things you need to know about the match:

Midges irritate players

There were swarms of flying insects affecting the game in Volvograd. Players could be seen trying to swat them away, affecting their concentration.

VAR opportunities missed

England were victims of VAR going against them. Kyle Walker was judged to have elbowed Ben Youssef. However, VAR wasn't used when Kane was wrestled to the ground on a number of corners.

A tale of two halves for England?

England came out with all guns blazing in the opening minutes of the first half. They had all the pace and opened the lead early on.

In the second half, they lacked any real cutting edge, with their chances were far and few.

Fortunately for them, Kane was there to save their blushes.

Sturdy Tunisian defending

In the early stages of the game Tunisia looked rocky, but after getting their goal back, they had a lot more organisation about themselves.

They will, however, rue leaving Kane unmarked at the near post for his winner.

Captain Kane stands up

Kane scored two goals on his World Cup debut. The most meaningful being his stoppage-time winner.

You can look back at how the match unfolded below: 

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