Kane to the rescue as England beat Tunisia

Tunisia vs. England - 6/18/18 World Cup Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

But in the first minute of injury time they made the mistake of leaving Kane unmarked in the box for the second time and he took advantage by heading home at the far post to ensure England start the tournament with a deserved, if unconvincing, win. I think England rolls to an easy tournament opening win on Monday, so I'll back the Three Lions with a -1.5 handicap.

Not after Kane got England off to a ideal start with an 11th-minute tap-in.

Trent Alexander-Arnold was an unused substitute for Gareth Southgate's men in Russian Federation.

Monday night saw England's most inexperienced World Cup lineup, in terms of combined appearances, since 1962 and it showed as they nearly fluffed their lines against Tunisia. "We kept our shape and "H" has done it again", he said, referring to Kane's double strike.

After a scoreless run at the 2016 European Championship, Kane is finally showing the predatory instinct in front of goal that has served Tottenham so well.

Ineffective performances by Raheem Sterling and Dele Alli also hampered England, but Kane delivered when it mattered and Southgate's team can now prepare for a place in the knockout rounds. For all the placidness and togetherness within the group, Southgate has added persistence and doggedness.

The last gasp goal saved England's blushes in a game where they squandered a number of chances to pull away from their North African opponents. Low expectations for this year's overhauled team were dispelled early in Russian Federation when Kane reacted quickly to score after John Stones' header was saved.

England were dominating but struggling to create anything of note.

Gareth Southgate's men were pegged back after Harry Kane turned home for an early lead when referee Wilmar Rondon punished Walker's challenge on Fakhreddine Ben Youssef.

It's clear they have a very literal game-changer in Kane, but until the rest of the squad start performing their own jobs with the same efficacy, this England team risks collapsing in similar circumstance to previous squads.

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.

Related News:

  • Trump says his agreement with North Korea will be good for China

    Trump says his agreement with North Korea will be good for China

    The summit is also meaningful in that the USA recognized the North as an equal dialogue partner, he said. Around 8 a.m. on Friday, Trump tweeted that the morning talk show was on the White House front lawn.
    Antarctic ice sheet mass loss has increased

    Antarctic ice sheet mass loss has increased

    Sea level rise is a threat to cities from NY to Shanghai as well as low-lying nations from the Pacific Ocean to the Netherlands. Strong compliance with the Paris Agreement is one way of helping control the speed of the melting of the Antarctic ice sheet.

    Taxi ploughs into Moscow crowd

    State Department on Friday updated its travel advice on Russian Federation , saying terrorist groups were plotting attacks. Russian authorities have promised to host a safe World Cup tournament, which is taking place in 11 cities until 15 July.
  • Merkel's government frays as migrant row festers in Germany

    Merkel's government frays as migrant row festers in Germany

    As a compromise, the CDU proposes turning away at the border migrants who have already applied for asylum and been rejected. The CSU fears anti-immigration sentiment could bring to an end its decades-old domination of Bavaria's government.
    Inside the former Walmart holding 1,500 immigrant children in Texas

    Inside the former Walmart holding 1,500 immigrant children in Texas

    The US government has separated almost 2,000 minors from their parents at the border over a six-week period this spring. The Trump administration has warned that they're coming across the border to make mayhem in the United States .
    Troubled Germany Look To Make A Statement Against Experienced Mexico

    Troubled Germany Look To Make A Statement Against Experienced Mexico

    For Loew, "we played badly", gave the Mexicans too much space, lost too many balls and rushed chances under pressure. They hadn't lost an opening game since the then-West Germany succumbed 2-1 to Algeria in 1982.
  • Heat advisory issued for St. Louis metro this weekend

    Heat advisory issued for St. Louis metro this weekend

    Moisture will continue flowing northward, in fact even more moisture will be available for storms through Sunday and Monday . Temperatures will stay mild through the night with a steady wind out of the south gusting up to 25 miles per hour at times.
    Coutinho cracker cancelled out by Zuber strike as Switzerland hold Brazil

    Coutinho cracker cancelled out by Zuber strike as Switzerland hold Brazil

    But Switzerland more than held its own, keeping the ball on nearly even terms until Brazil got desperate near the end. Paulinho passed up a glorious chance when his scuffed effort from close range was turned behind by Yann Sommer.
    European Central Bank  calls halt to quantitative easing, despite 'soft' euro

    European Central Bank calls halt to quantitative easing, despite 'soft' euro

    The central bank said that "uncertainties regarding the prospects for the German economy are considerably greater than they were". The rate of inflation is expected to be 1.7% in 2018, up from the 1.4% predicted previously due to higher oil prices.
  • Former Trump Campaign Manager Jailed Over Witness Tampering Charges

    Former Trump Campaign Manager Jailed Over Witness Tampering Charges

    Cohen, like Manafort, was the target of an Federal Bureau of Investigation raid that some legal analysts considered heavy-handed. This week, prosecutors submitted as evidence a four-page memo that Manafort wrote to Yanukovych detailing his campaign.
    Two Kansas City Sheriff's Deputies Dead Following Shooting

    Two Kansas City Sheriff's Deputies Dead Following Shooting

    Gov Jeff Colyer was briefed on the incident as he arrived to a congressional forum hosted by the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. Sunday in front of City Hall, 701 North 7th St.in downtown Kansas City, Kan . "This is a courthouse building, there is video".
    Beyoncé and Jay-Z drop surprise album 'Everything Is Love' on Tidal

    Beyoncé and Jay-Z drop surprise album 'Everything Is Love' on Tidal

    It also serves as the first new music from Beyoncé since her career-defining LP, Lemonade , which was released in April 2016. The superstars also dropped a music video for the nine-track project's lead single, "Apes-t".


Most liked

Only college players expected to attend National Basketball Association draft
Porter only played in three games for Missouri as a freshman last season because of back surgery. The Knicks, along with the Kings and several other teams, were planning on attending.

Samsung announces faster Chromebook Plus V2, coming to Best Buy soon
There are stereo speakers built in to the Chromebook Plus V2 , and the curved cap keyboard can withstand spills up to 60cc. Chromebook Plus V2 will be available starting this month at Best Buy for $499.

Almost 2000 minors split from parents at border in 6 weeks
He said that border agents and administration should "use their conscience", while policymakers should do some "soul searching". Collins also called on her colleagues in Washington to take up legislation to address immigration reform and border security.

Odemwingie Berates Super Eagles’ Performance Against Croatia
Nigeria have brought the competition's youngest squad to Russian Federation and at times the experience gap showed. Mandzukic dives to meet a right-wing corner, but his header comes off Etebo and flies into the bottom corner.