Twitter reacts as Harry Kane scores injury time winner in 2-1 win against Tunisia

Rishabh Gupta
|Published 18/06/2018

England played Tunisia in their first game of the World Cup 2018 tonight.

‘Football is coming home’, said the English when the team landed in Russia targeting World Cup glory this summer. England’s squad wasn’t as strong as those of tournament’s favourites, but the English fans had hopes. Because the team was, for the first time, selected more on the basis of merit rather than names.

England have had a similar story for every world cup. They go in with a lot of expectations, but rarely do perform to compliment them. In their first game against Tunisia in the World Cup this year, England were on the verge of repeating the same, until Harry Kane’s winning header changed the script in injury time.

“The Three Lions” started the first half on a highly positive note, with ten chances in 45 minute. Harry Kane opened the scoring for England. However, Tunisia were awarded a penalty a little before half time when Kyle Walker fouled Fakhreddine Ben Youssef inside the box. At the end of half time, the scoreline was level at 1-1.

Meanwhile, many people on social media did complain about the effectiveness of VAR when a heavy foul on Harry Kane in the 38th minute wasn’t noticed.

The second half was comparatively uneventful, as even when England dominated possession, they did little to threaten the Tunisian defence.

However, Harry Kane scored the injury time winner in the 91st minute to win the game for England.

Here are some tweets from the match.


 


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Rishabh Gupta

Rishabh Gupta

A sports enthusiast. Sports, I believe, is one of the few powers which help us grow, both as an individual and society. With each day, in the rich world of sports, I grow.

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