Southgate: I was really proud of the performance

Southgate: I was really proud of the performance

England's World Cup campaign has begun, and the excitement around the team is beginning to build. Gareth Southgate's side recorded a 2-1 victory over Tunisia on Monday night in their Group G opener, with Harry Kane getting the goals and winning the game with a header in stoppage time.

The last man to score twice for England in a World Cup match was 1986 Golden Boot victor Gary Lineker, against Cameroon in Italia 90. Ken scored the goal in the 11th minute to give England a 1-0 lead, but Tunisia equalized with the help of a controversial goal in the 35th minute.

Next up for England is Panama on Sunday, before they wrap up their Group G fixtures with a clash with Fifa's third-ranked team Belgium next Thursday.

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The England forward said he puts "no limits" on what he can achieve as a footballer as wants to be compared with the best players in the game.

But England will have their Tottenham stars to thank, with Kane scoring a brace and right-back Kieran Trippier putting in a performance that arguably could have earned the man of the match trophy - had it not been for Kane's brace.

"Poch texted me and after the game as well", Kane told reporters. "Harry Kane is the one guy they need the chances to fall for because he scores them". "Credit to the lads though, as we kept going and that's what these World Cup games are about - it is about going up until the last second and absolutely buzzing".

"For me, I struggled to get them off me".

"No matter what system we play, the important thing is when you are attacking you still have structure in your play".

He added: "I probably wouldn't have played Dele Alli in that [Tunisia] game and I wouldn't have been fussed about playing him against Panama".

"I think you just have to let the referees get on with it and let them take the decisions".

'Like I said, the celebrations... watching the celebrations back home, in the stadium, I have been part of that before when I was a kid watching football, so to see it and be part of it is wonderful'.

"If we were to get a draw it would have been an excellent result for us".

England continued to press and were made to pay for not converting a succession of chances when they conceded a soft penalty.

However hard it was to break through, the English attack achieved its most shots on target in the first half at a World Cup since 1966 - the only time the team won the trophy.

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