2018 FIFA WC: Harry Kane scores last gasp goal as England overcome Tunisia 2-1

Volgograd, Russia (PANA) - Africa's fourth representative in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia fell to a last minute goal as Tunisia lost 1-2 to England in their Day 1 Group G match played on Monday at the Volgograd Arena.

As the clock ticked past 90 minutes and there were four minutes of time added on to be played, Harry Kane headed in the winner for England and share the top spot with Belgium who earlier in the day thrashed Panama 3-0.

When the match started, England’s early pressure yielded dividend when they went ahead in the 12th minute through Kane.

Ashley Young floated a corner into the Tunisian penalty box and John Stone headed powerfully towards goal but goalkeeper Mouez Hassen stretched full length to his left to punch the ball away.

However, the rebound fell graciously to the feet of the England captain who stabbed it into the net from a few meters out.

The Tunisian goalkeeper apparently injured his shoulder in the process and was replaced by Farouk ben Mustapha.

Tunisia came into the game and were rewarded with a penalty in the 35th minute when Kyle Walker committed a foul in the England penalty box. Ferjani Sassi expertly scored from the spot.

England piled on the pressure in the second half and after a series of near misses were rewarded with the last gasp goal.

The result means four of Africa's five teams that have played so far (Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria and Tunisia) have failed to win their Day 1 group matches.  Senegal is the last African team yet to play.
-0- PANA VAO 18June2018

18 june 2018 20:10:44




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