- Harry Kane scored a game-winning goal in stoppage time to help England defeat Tunisia in its first 2018 World Cup match.
- The goal came as England hopes to erase a string of recent poor performances in international tournaments.
- Across England, fans erupted at the sight of Kane’s crucial goal, and began sharing their reaction videos across Twitter.
Harry Kane played hero to his country on Monday, scoring a stoppage-time game-winning goal against Tunisia to start England off on the right foot at the 2018 World Cup.
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England came into this World Cup with hopes of erasing the ghosts of some past international tournaments that saw the team to disappointing finishes. On Monday, it looked as though the Three Lions were in for yet another nightmare year – after a blistering start that seemed to promise a dominant win, England was stuck with the match knotted 1-1 heading into the final minutes.
Thankfully, Kane headed in a stoppage-time goal to give England three points in victory and set the team up well to advance out of the group stage.
With the entire country watching on the edge of its collective seat, it’s no shock that crowds of English fans erupted in joy when Kane sent the game-winner into the back of the net.
The @England Twitter account posted a video of some fans celebrating the moment and encouraged others to do the same, leading to fans across the country sharing their ecstatic reactions.
You can check out some of the best ones below.
— England (@England) June 18, 2018
At Wembley us going mental… come on England ???????????????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/w7zEX3Mifw
— Liam Edwards (@Ed_7991) June 18, 2018
From Portman Road ???? pic.twitter.com/MyMKWa7uXp
— Cameron (@lawseyitfc) June 18, 2018
Newcastle fanzone pic.twitter.com/Hg6HqcoV4d
— aky (@J0EATKINSON) June 18, 2018
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 18, 2018
England will continue its push for the World Cup on Sunday, June 24 against Panama, with a win likely coming close to securing the team a spot in the knockout round.
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