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Tactics: How can Tunisia beat England?

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 By Reuters

Tunisia overwhelmed by 'optimal striker' Harry Kane in late loss to England

Recap all the key storylines from the fifth day of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Harry Kane followed up his first goal at a major competition for England with a stoppage-time winner to propel the Three Lions past Tunisia.
Steve McManaman explains the importance of England's win over Tunisia, and the FC crew rate Harry Kane's performance in his World Cup debut.
Harry Kane followed up his first goal at a major competition for England with a stoppage-time winner to propel the Three Lions past Tunisia.

Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul said his side's disciplined defensive formation was gradually worn down by a superior England team and their "optimal striker" Harry Kane after a late 2-1 defeat in their opening World Cup game on Monday.

England captain Kane scored twice including a stoppage-time winner to dash Tunisian hopes of good start in Group G.

"I think he was behind the victory of the English team. It was him who was always there at the right time. He is the optimal striker," Maaloul told reporters.

"The...

Khazri, Sliti absent as Tunisia fall to late England loss

Tunisia followed in the footsteps of Egypt and Morocco by suffering late World Cup opening-game heartbreak as they began their campaign with a 2-1 defeat by England in Krasnodar on Monday.

As expected, the Carthage Eagles were resolute and resilient, and thought they'd escaped with a point until Harry Kane's 91st-minute intervention denied them the chance to take Africa's first point of the tournament so far.

Positives

Tunisia rode out the early storm, as they were exposed from the off, and the...