England’s 2018 World Cup campaign got off to a strong start on Monday night with a 2-1 win over Tunisia. The Three Lions began the encounter with a blaze of speed and creativity, resulting in Harry Kane scoring a rebound from a corner in the 11th minute.
But that momentum was stifled soon after when, in the 33rd minute, referee Wilmar Roldan awarded an incredibly dubious penalty as Kyle Walker moved his arm towards a Tunisia player, who subsequently flopped to the floor like a suffocating fish.
England took a while to regain their composure but finished the first half with a handful of decent chances, including an effort from Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard that made contact with the post.
Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier continued to be a threat down the right-hand side, his deliveries resulting in six England chances, and Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling remained a busy nuisance if not a hugely productive one.
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Overall, the Three Lions’ second-half performance was far less inspiring, but a minute into stoppage time, England found the winner that their hard work deserved when Kane reacted quickest in the box once again – this time pouncing on Harry Maguire’s flick to the far post.
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So, England fans, who impressed you most against Tunisia? Was it brace-bagger Kane, Lingard who often drove forward from midfield, Sterling or his City team-mate John Stones, who looked tidy in defence?
Let us know by taking part below and giving each England player a performance rating out of ten…