England ran out 2-1 winners in their World Cup group opener against Tunisia on Monday evening, and a certain Tottenham player was at the heart of the action.

Harry Kane opened the scoring after 11 minutes, slotting home from close range after John Stones’ header was brilliantly saved.

A penalty gave Tunisia a way back into the game, and England arguably should have had a spot-kick of their own when Kane was brought down in the box.

But the Tottenham striker wasn’t to be silenced, popping up in injury time to head in the winner.

Kieran Trippier and Dele Alli also started, while Eric Dier was introduced as a late substitute. But how did England’s Spurs contingent get on?

Kieran Trippier, 7/10

Created six chances, more than any other player in a single game at the World Cup so far. Looked confident and creative down the right and his corner led to the winner. Didn’t have much to do defensively.

Dele Alli, 5/10

Full of intent in the opening stages, getting beyond Kane and causing plenty of problems for the Tunisia defence. However, a thigh strain midway through the first half completely killed his momentum. Stayed on until the 80th minute but was ineffective after the break.

Harry Kane, 8/10

Started sharply and grabbed the all-important opener. Became isolated for long spells, particularly in the second half, but his brilliance in front of goal shone through again in stoppage time to hand England all three points.

Eric Dier, N/A

Came on in the third minute of stoppage time. May not have even touched the ball.



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