Revolution

World Cup Day 5: England with a late Harry Kane winner

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Kane delivers for England: England had a fast start, pressuring Tunisia's high-playing back four and coming close to score twice in one sequence during the first five minutes. It wasn't until the 11th minute that Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane buried the rebound of John Stones' header for his first World Cup goal, and England was ahead, deservedly so, 1-0. Tunisia then had to sub Mouez Hassan, its goalkeeper, off in the 14th minute with a shoulder injury in favor of second-choice keeper Farouk Ben Mustapha. But just after the half-hour mark, Manchester City defender Kyle Walker decked Tunisia's Ben Youssef with an armbar in the box, and that led to Ferjani Sassi's 35th-minute penalty strike, leveling the match at 1-1. The Three Lions would continue controlling the run of play and had chances, but in typical England fashion, lacked a finish in a major competition ... until Kane's swinging header at the back post barely a minute into second-half stoppage time gave England a 2-1 winner -- and to rob Tunisia of a deserved draw.

A "New" England? You're having a laugh: This was supposed to be different, right? They changed the Old Guard out, put in some of the Premier League's bright, young stars, gave them the usual unconscionable expectations by the oppressive British media, and the result was