England got fierce resistance from Tunisia in this fight. England were only able to ensure victory through late goals of Harry Kane during injury time in the second half.
England’s outstanding performance in the first 15 minutes of action. Using a 3-5-2 formation by relying on Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling on the front lines, the English attack really made Tunisia chase in early in the first half.
11 minutes walk England has been able to excel through Kane. The John Stones header welcomes Ashley Young’s corner kick from blocked goalkeeper Mouez Hassen, but unmarked Kane easily strikes the ball into the Tunis goal.
Tunisia actually never really threatened England’s goal until midway through the first half. However, a Kyle Walker blunder in the 33rd minute changed the course of the first round match.
Walker nudged Fakhreddine Ben Youssef inside the penalty box during a non-dangerous cross situation. Colombian referee Wilmar Roldan then gave a penalty for Tunisia.
Ferjani Sassi who became the executor of a Tunisian penalty managed to equalize in the 35th minute. Jordan Pickford’s goalkeeper actually guessed the direction of the ball to the right side of the goal, but failed to hold the ball that came with a swift. 1-1 score lasted until the end of the first half.
Tunisia played more boldly early in the second half. English games that are not as aggressive as early in the first half make Tunisia look to play comfortably. Even Tunisia is more neatly in building the attack from the bottom up to ten minutes second-half run.
After ten minutes early in the second half, England began to dominate control of the ball again. But, every effort of the British attack is always able to be broken Tunisia who appear solid on the back line.
Hardly a golden opportunity that happened in the second half. Southgate’s decision to include Marcus Rashford and Ruben Loftus-Cheek also briefly failed to see any positive results.
England’s crucial moment came in second-half injury time into the first minute. Kane managed to thrill the Tunis goal through a header after receiving feedback from Harry Maguire who continued Kieran Trippier corner.
Four minutes remaining after Kane’s goal could not be used Tunisia to score a counterweight. 2-1 score for England lasted until the fight was over.
Composition of players
Tunisia national team: Mouez Hassen (Farouk Ben Mustapha, 15 ‘); Dylan Bronn, Syam Ben Youssef, Yassine Meriah, Ali Maaloul; Ellyes Skhiri, Anice Badri, Ferjani Sassi; Fakhreddine Ben Youssef, Wahbi Khazri, Naim Sliti (Mohamed Ben Amor, 74 ‘).
England: Jordan Pickford; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire; Kieran Trippier, Dele Alli (Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 80 ‘), Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard (Eric Dier, 90’), Ashley Young; Raheem Sterling (Marcus Rashford, 68 ‘), Harry Kane.