England have a new prince - and his name is Harry

England's Harry Maguire Gary Cahill Eric Dier and Kieran Trippier prepare for the Tunisia match in St Petersburg before flying to Volgograd on Sunday

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

Harry Kane said he hopes World Cup officiating will improve after rescuing England with two goals in a last-gasp 2-1 victory over a physical Tunisia side early yesterday.

Kane had put England ahead in the 11th minute of the Group G game when Tunisia keeper Mouez Hassen could only palm a strong header by John Stones on to the foot of the striker. Tunisia seemed promising in the first half with midfielder Ferjani Sassi scoring in the 35th minute.

"We have huge pressure given that we represent Africa, we represent the Arab world, and we represent 12 million Tunisians", said Maaloul, whose team will also face third ranked Belgium and Panama during the group stage.

Kane's goal prompted nine of the England team to leave the field of play, meaning if Trippier had done the same Tunisia could have hit the Three Lions on the break. Kane now has doubled the World Cup goals tally of England's record scorer Wayne Rooney, who played in the 2006, 2010 and 2014 tournaments.

"We recovered from a really harsh (penalty) decision and kept our composure, which pleased me", Southgate told reporters after the match.

Gareth Southgate's charges recorded three points thanks to a brilliant brace from captain Harry Kane who bagged a stoppage time victor, sending the country into a state of euphoria.

Ultimately, England won anyway but the failure to not award them a penalty could have been a game-changing situation - for all the wrong reasons. Even if you win 1-0 and are luckless or a couple of outstanding saves by the goalie keep you out, you still beat them well and create the opportunities throughout the game.

"No matter what system we play, the important thing is when you are attacking you still have structure in your play".

Kane refused to criticise any of his team-mates and explained that Volgograd was an exceptionally hard venue to play at, given the amount of insects interfering with the players' vision.

'Like I said, the celebrations... watching the celebrations back home, in the stadium, I have been part of that before when I was a kid watching football, so to see it and be part of it is fantastic'.

"I would thank all my players for the defensive attitude". Southgate will be keen to ensure such a key player is 100% fit for the Panama game on Sunday. "There were a lot of decisions against us and maybe there was a bit of justice at the end".

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