It was his second close-range goal of the game, after tapping England ahead after 11 minutes. Tunisia moving the ball around really well here, England are having to work to cover the pitch and Tunisia are in the final third now. Belgium are leading Panama after Dries Mertens' superb volley. However they brought in Luiz Enrique as the head coach and he already have his authority with sacking some under performing players including Jordi Alba. Tunisia were very comfortable in their recently friendly with Spain, and I can almost see a Belgium or an England player getting sent off against them as they will frustrate them and are better than people think.
We got to the station to return to Avignon and a large number of English fans were there trying to leave Marseille. Kane again, at the back post, unmarked. Gareth Southgate had the second youngest squad in 2018 World Cup and he seems to continue in trusting youngsters as the move ahead after what was a rather successful World Cup campaign. The best player actually available. Tunisia might not have the calibre of player you'd normally see steaming around the Premier League but as a team they're very capable and actually really talented on the ball. England working their way forward in search of another goal before half time.
The ThreeLions won their opening game last night! For the whole process we've said keep going to the final whistle and think that showed tonight. If they had counter-attacked Spain just that little bit better and had a better final pass, then they would have upset them. He carries the ball forward quickly and pokes it ahead of Kane. Khazri walks off the pitch slooooooooowwwwwwwwwly to be replaced by Khalifa. This team is looking at things in a different way, trying to play in a different way. The four teams in Group G were , , and. England and Colombia were level on points before they played each other in their final match, each having defeated Tunisia and lost to Romania.
The trainers are on the field, but luckily it seems that both players will be able to continue on in this match. But at this stage, England simply do not have the players capable of taking a grip of the game and calming their teammates when they are losing momentum. The need you to hear this. The rebound fell to Stones but he snatched at it and the ball rolled wide before Trippier cleverly set Lingard through and although he flicked his shot past substitute goalkeeper Farouk Ben Mustapha it struck the outside of the post. Lingard, Jordan Henderson and Maguire wasted opportunities as England remained in total control until the 35th minute when Colombian referee Wilmar Roldan pointed to the penalty spot to allow Tunisia back into the game.
On this page you will find live streams of all England matches throughout their international campaigns. It appeared he hurt his shoulder when he ran into the post on an earlier corner kick. At the highest level, it is crucial to take chances when they arise and England failed to do that until Kane rescued them at the death with his stoppage-time header. Dele Alli is clutching his thigh and doing a bunch of stretching. Ultimately, England did not suffer the ultimate punishment of it costing them points, but they have certainly had an early warning.
Here's Young doing exactly that: During attacks in the final third, this means England have a heap of different runners all moving into similar positions - something incredibly difficult to defend against. With expectations dampened down for this tournament England head to Russia with a youthful side, lacking experience but possessing a clear identity shaped by Southgate. He's won a corner now. The violence in the city itself was far more of a consensual affair on the Monday, and if you were able to persuade a hotel to take you in, that was the safest place to sit it out. Much has changed on and off the pitch in the 20 years since, but England will again play Tunisia in their first match of a major tournament when the sides meet in Volgograd on Monday.
But Kane ensured that England got their Russia 2018 campaign off to the perfect start by heading in at the far post in the 90th minute -- a goal that earned a deserved win following a series of controversial incidents. Youssef Msakni is Tunisia's star player, the main creator and the usual source of goals. There's two more important games we need to go and pick up points now. If Nigeria had the ball on the right in a recent friendly , Ashley Young pushed high up the left side of the pitch, if Nigeria were on the left, Kieran Trippier pushed forward. A loss to Iceland in the last 16 of the 2016 European Championship was perhaps the ultimate embarrassment. Alli is in down the right! There were nearly 50 arrests.
How is that a free-kick to the goalkeeper? Prior to Tunisia's equaliser, England were utterly dominant but still gave their opponents hope with defensive lapses and an inability to capitalise on their period of dominance. Though it was a narrow result, the team looked good in the final third when it came to passing and creating chances. Lingard seemed to believe it would be an easy goal, but the trailing leg of the keeper Mouez Hassen blocks the ball on the goal line and sends it out for a corner kick. But Sterling's nipped in and the counter is on! I'm not sure that's intentional but it definitely hurt. We will have live links closer to the kickoff. Man of the Match - Kieran Trippier This was only the Tottenham full-back's eighth appearance in an England shirt, but he performed like a seasoned professional and was England's most creative outlet throughout. Kane came to the rescue in the end, but England need to be better than this if they have to have a chance of reaching the latter stages.
Indeed, there was only one genuine chance in the second half and Kane was alert to convert it, losing his marker and nodding home from three yards at the back post to sink the valiant Tunisians and spark England's World Cup campaign into life. Hello everyone and welcome to our live coverage of England vs Tunisia, a massive first appearance of the 2018 World Cup for Gareth Southgate's band of merry men. They, hopefully, removed a mental block in doing so. While England felt hard done by with Tunisia's penalty, Walker naively got himself into a very poor position. I'm always careful to use the word fans as it was the usual hardcore group of people you always find in any sort of trouble like that. There's a lack of composure and vision in midfield and it means creating chances has to be done in a different way. A sassy penalty by Sassi.
He links up with a trailing Dele Alli, but the ball takes an awkward bounce which forces Allie to try to regroup and recycle the ball back into the midfield. Who issues the rallying cry now? Maguire comes up for the set piece and attacks the header. Some on our train stated they had nowhere to stay but a park bench was better than risking further attacks in Marseille. Dele Alli saw a header deflected on to the woodwork, while Jesse Lingard suffered a similar fate as well as seeing Hassen somehow block another effort with an outstretched leg. It looks like Trippier and Young fancy it.