Harry Kane becomes England's hero with two goals at the World Cup

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VAR has been a prominent topic at the 2018 World Cup as football continues to acclimate to its use in such high-profile cases, though FIFA backed all of its earlier uses in Russian Federation in what's been a largely successful first use at a finals.

Unfortunately we can not embed gifs which show the incident, but if you do search one out via Twitter (there are plenty available) you will see that the Stones push is just before Kane was actually fouled (not the initial contact).

The Colombian referee had an infamous reputation heading into the Russian Federation finals following his track record officiating past matches, and a spate of curious decisions drew derision from England fans.

"I thought they were pretty ordinary", Dunphy said on RTE Sport.

For Harry Kane, who scored both of England's goals, they clearly were.

The camaraderie among England's 23-man squad had been highlighted a number of times in the build-up to Russian Federation 2018 and Henderson reckons it was this comradeship which helped get them over the line in Volgograd.

Alan Shearer lauded Harry Kane for scoring his first goals in a major tournament after his brace helped England get their World Cup off to a winning start against Tunisia.

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Didn't do much except for picking the ball out of the net after Tunisia scored a penalty in the first half.

They paid the price when the North Africans were rightly awarded a penalty before the break.

"I'll have to get myself one of those Russian dolls", he said. Kane was hardly used in link-up play, losing the ball twice and managing only six passes in the first 45 minutes. The equaliser boosted Tunisia as they upped the ante and maintained the composure at the back to not concede until the 89th minute.

Monday evening's game in Volgograd, which was decided by captain Harry Kane's injury-time header, had a 69.2 percent audience share at its peak, beating last month's royal wedding.

England came out victorious against Tunisia in the Group G fixture of the FIFA World Cup in Volgograd Arena, Russia. Gareth Southgate had other thoughts and made a decision to pair Raheem Sterling with Harry Kane up front. It's a massive win, and I'm so proud of the lads.

After the break, England struggled to maintain the intensity of the opening period and Tunisia looked more comfortable as they contained their opponents' attack until Kane's victor.

Going into the Panama game, England aren't chasing the points. We kept going. It's a World Cup, you go to the last second. We've got to recover well, we've got to prepare well and we've got to play as well, if not better, in the second game to win that. "Even though the clock was running down, we stayed patient and waited for opportunities", said the coach, whose team join Belgium in claiming maximum points from their first game in the section.

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