Harry Kane was England’s hero as he scored a late winner in a dramatic 2-1 victory over Tunisia.
Gareth Southgate’s man flew out of the blocks and tested Tunisia’s defence with a number of early attacks before Kane opened the scoring in the 11th minute of the Group G clash.
While the Three Lions continued to pin Tunisia’s defence back, the opposition was next to find the net after Kyle Walker fouled inside the penalty area.
Ferjani Sassi scored the resulting spot-kick and the sides went into the break with the scoreline at 1-1.
Tunisia dropped increasingly deeper as the second-half progressed and Kane broke Tunisian hearts with a brilliant header in the 91st minute.
Kane’s double means he immediately overtakes Wayne Rooney’s tally for goals in the tournament, with the former Manchester United star only managing one World Cup goal in his career.
Asked about England’s win, Kane told BBC Sport: “It’s massive. I’m so proud of the lads. ‘It was tough but we played really well and could have scored a few more. Credit to the lads. You go until last second. Absolutely buzzing.
Tottenham striker praised the attitude of his England team-mates since Southgate took over the reins as manager.
“We’ve done for a while since gaffer has been here, good togetherness. ‘Everyone, all the staff included, will be delighted and we’ll get on that plane happy tonight.”