Tunisia v England, 18 June 2018

Score2-1 to England
RefereeWilmar Roldán
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Group G
VenueVolgograd Arena, Volgograd
Attendance41,064
Kick-off: 9.00pm local (7.00pm BST) Tunisia v England was Match 14 of the FIFA World Cup 2018 Referee team: Referee: Wilmar Roldan (Colombia) Assistant Referee 1: Alexander Guzman (Colombia) Assistant Referee 2: Cristian de la Cruz (Colombia) Fourth Official: Ricardo Montero (Costa Rica) Reserve AR: Corey Rockwell (USA) VAR: Sandro Ricci (Brazil) This was the first time that England had won a World Cup finals game in regular time with a goal in the 90th minute. They won a game at the World Cup finals for the first time in eight years (versus Slovenia in Port Elizabeth in 2010) while Tunisia remained without a win at the World Cup finals since 1978 (versus Mexico in Rosario). This was the first meeting since their opening group game of the 1998 World Cup. England won 2-0 with goals from Alan Shearer and Paul Scholes in Marseille. Gareth Southgate was a member of the England team. The only other previous meeting was a friendly in June 1990 in Tunis. Abdelhamed Hergal gave the hosts the lead before Bobby Robson’s Italia 90 bound Three Lions replied through Steve Bull. The Carthage Eagles had now only kept one clean sheet in their 13 games at the World Cup finals. Harry Kane had now scored in all seven games he had started as England's captain. He scored the winning goal in the first minute of added time at the end of the game. This was the first time that England had scored more than one goal in their last ten games at the World Cup finals since a 2-2 draw against Sweden in 2006 in Köln. England's starting line-up in their opening game had never all previously started an England game together before for their ninth consecutive World Cup finals. The last time was as defending holders in Mexico in 1970. At kick-off, England's starting line-up had a combined total of 248 caps; their lowest at an international tournament since 7 June 1962 versus Bulgaria in the World Cup in Chile (246 caps). Harry Kane became the first player to score two goals on his World Cup finals debut for England since Bryan Robson against France in 1982. The England catain also became the first player to score against two different goalkeepers in a game at the World Cup finals since Uruguay's Diego Forlan against South Africa in 2010. Eight penalties had now been awarded in the first 14 games of this World Cup finals. The eighth penalty of Brazil 2014 was awarded in the 25th game, in South Africa 2010 in the 35th game and in Germany 2006 in the 40th game. Ferjani Sassi's penalty was the first spot-kick scored against England in regular time in a World Cup game since Gabriel Batistuta for Argentina in 1998. No red cards had now been shown in the first 14 games of this World Cup finals; the most from the start of a World Cup finals since 1986 when Canada's Mike Sweeney was sent-off in the 15th game against Hungary.

1  Tunisia

Manager: Nabil Maaloul

2  England

Manager: Gareth Southgate

Goals:

Ferjani Sassi penalty 35 P

Goals:

Harry Kane 11 G
Harry Kane 90 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Mouez Hassen
Defender Syam Ben Youssef
Defender Dylan Bronn
Defender Ali Maâloul
Defender/Midfielder Yassine Meriah
Midfielder Ferjani Sassi
Midfielder Ellyes Skhiri
Midfielder Naïm Sliti
Midfielder/Forward Fakhredine Ben Youssef
Forward Anice Badri
Forward Wahbi Khazri (captain)

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford
Defender Harry Maguire
Defender John Stones
Defender Kyle Walker
Defender/Midfielder Kieran Trippier
Defender/Midfielder/Forward Ashley Young
Midfielder Dele Alli
Midfielder Jordan Henderson
Midfielder/Forward Jesse Lingard
Midfielder/Forward Raheem Sterling
Forward Harry Kane (captain)

Substitutions:

Farouk Ben Mustapha for Mouez Hassen 16
Mohamed Ben Amor for Naïm Sliti 74
Saber Khalifa for Wahbi Khazri 85

Substitutions:

Marcus Rashford for Raheem Sterling 68
Ruben Loftus-Cheek for Dele Alli 80
Eric Dier for Jesse Lingard 90

Cards:

Cards:

Kyle Walker 33 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Farouk Ben Mustapha
Goalkeeper Aymen Mathlouthi
Defender Rami Bedoui
Defender Yohan Benalouane
Defender Oussema Haddadi
Defender Hamdi Nagguez
Midfielder Mohamed Ben Amor
Midfielder Ghailene Chaalali
Midfielder Ahmed Khalil
Midfielder Saîf-Eddine Khaoui
Midfielder Bassem Srarfi
Forward Saber Khalifa

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Jack Butland
Goalkeeper Nick Pope
Defender/Centre back Gary Cahill
Defender/Midfielder Trent Alexander-Arnold
Defender/Midfielder Eric Dier
Defender/Midfielder Phil Jones
Defender/Midfielder Danny Rose
Midfielder Fabian Delph
Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Midfielder/Forward Marcus Rashford
Forward Jamie Vardy
Forward Danny Welbeck