Kane is the England hero with late winner

Harry Kane came to England's rescue in Volgograd as the Three Lions captain grabbed a late winner for a 2-1 victory against Tunisia.

Kane had given Gareth Southgate's side a dream start with an 11th-minute opener, to the delight of punters who backed England down to 9-20 favouritism before kick-off.

But Kyle Walker was penalised for a foul on Fakhreddine Ben Youssef when it appeared the Tunisian striker ran into the Manchester City defender's arm and Ferjani Sassi netted the resulting spot-kick.

England had two excellent appeals for penalties turned down and it looked as if the Three Lions would have to be content with a 1-1 draw.

But Kane was on hand to convert a Harry Maguire header at the far post to give England three precious Group G points.

Southgate's side are 2-11 to win their next game against Panama on Sunday in Nizhny Novgorod and are 1-40 to qualify for the last 16.

The Panamanians were beaten 3-0 by Belgium and Sweden beat South Korea 1-0, so this was the first day in Russia that all the favourites claimed three points.

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Levante v Sevilla

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  • Six of the past 11 meetings have finished in draws
Expert verdict
Sevilla have a shaky record at Levante, winning on just one of their last six trips, and this could be an awkward encounter as the visitors look to bounce back from successive La Liga matches.There was some respite in the form of an easy Europa League victory over Standard Liege, although this is a quick turnaround from that fixture and Levante held Valencia to a point in their last home game.

 

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