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 By Reuters

Tunisia overwhelmed by 'optimal striker' Harry Kane in late loss to England

Recap all the key storylines from the fifth day of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Harry Kane followed up his first goal at a major competition for England with a stoppage-time winner to propel the Three Lions past Tunisia.
Steve McManaman explains the importance of England's win over Tunisia, and the FC crew rate Harry Kane's performance in his World Cup debut.
Harry Kane followed up his first goal at a major competition for England with a stoppage-time winner to propel the Three Lions past Tunisia.

Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul said his side's disciplined defensive formation was gradually worn down by a superior England team and their "optimal striker" Harry Kane after a late 2-1 defeat in their opening World Cup game on Monday.

England captain Kane scored twice including a stoppage-time winner to dash Tunisian hopes of good start in Group G.

"I think he was behind the victory of the English team. It was him who was always there at the right time. He is the optimal striker," Maaloul told reporters.

"The...

 By Reuters

England 'belief' carried us to World Cup win against Tunisia - Southgate

Steve McManaman explains the importance of England's win over Tunisia, and the FC crew rate Harry Kane's performance in his World Cup debut.
Harry Kane followed up his first goal at a major competition for England with a stoppage-time winner to propel the Three Lions past Tunisia.
Recap all the key storylines from the fifth day of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

VOLGOGRAD, Russia -- England manager Gareth Southgate hailed his team for their 'belief' in the game plan after Harry Kane headed home his second goal in stoppage time to seal a 2-1 win over Tunisia in their opening World Cup Group G match on Monday.

England made a superb start at the Volgograd Arena when Kane lashed the home from close range in the 11th minute, but the lead lasted only 24 minutes before Tunisia drew level from the penalty spot through Ferjani Sassi.

That was how it stayed as England...

England's feel-good factor after win vs. Tunisia could set stage for World Cup run

Harry Kane followed up his first goal at a major competition for England with a stoppage-time winner to propel the Three Lions past Tunisia.
Harry Kane followed up his first goal at a major competition for England with a stoppage-time winner to propel the Three Lions past Tunisia.
Steve McManaman explains the importance of England's win over Tunisia, and the FC crew rate Harry Kane's performance in his World Cup debut.

VOLGOGRAD, Russia -- England are now in uncharted territory; they are in a land of positivity and confidence after Harry Kane's dramatic late winner secured a 2-1 victory against Tunisia in Volgograd to ensure a dream start to Russia 2018.

OK, it is not quite virgin ground for England, but getting off to a winning start in a major tournament is something of a rarity for the 1966 World Cup winners.

Not since Germany 2006, when Sven-Goran Eriksson's team claimed a narrow 1-0 win against Paraguay...