2018 World Cup: Tunisia 1-2 England - As it happened

2018 World Cup: Tunisia 1-2 England - As it happened
epa06819666 Jordan Henderson (R) of England and Wahbi Khazri of Tunisia in action during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group G preliminary round soccer match between Tunisia and England in Volgograd, Russia, 18 June 2018.

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Monday Jun 18, 2018. 21:45

Welcome to LIVE coverage of the 2018 World Cup Group G match between Tunisia and England from the Volgograd Arena in Russia.


Tunisia: Hassen, S. Ben Youssef, Meriah, Maaloul, Sassi, Sliti, Skhiri, Bronn, Khazri, Badri, F. Ben Youssef.
England: Pickford, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Young, Trippier, Henderson, Alli, Lingard, Sterling, Kane.

Commentary (press F5 to refresh)

1' - The match is underway.

5' - Tunisia goalkeeper Hassen is down with an injury, gets lengthy treatment, but looks just fine to continue.

10' - England are doing most of the attacking so far with Tunisia forced to sit back and defend.

11' - GOAL! Tunisia 0-1 England. Harry Kane hands the Three Lions the lead from the rebound.

15' - Tunisia sub: Mustapha IN, Hassen OUT

20' - The Carthage Eagles defence which is marshaled by S.Ben Youssef is underpressure.

25' - Tunisia launch a rare attack and Sassi unleashes a long range shot which goes wide of the target.

30' - It is still 1-0 to England as we reach the half-hour mark.

33' - PENALTY for Tunisia as Walker fouls F.Ben Youssef in the box.

35' - GOAL! Tunisia 1-1 England. Sassi beats keeper Pickford from the spot-kick. 

40' - England are now pushing forward in numbers as they look to restore their lead with the half-time break fast approaching.

45' - CLOSE! England attacker Lingard is just too unfortunate as his effort hits the upfront with Mustapha well beaten on the stroke of half-time.

HALF-TIME: Tunisia 1-1 England.

46' - The second-half is underway.

50' - Tunisia are looking to keep possession in the England half, but they are struggling to penetrate the Three Lions defence thus far.

55' - Mustapha makes a comfortable save from England defender Maguire's header as the Three Lions look to restore their lead.

60' - It remains 1-1 here in Moscow with England having dominated the second-half thus far.

65' - Pressure is mounting on the Carthage Eagles backline with Lingard causing havoc for the Tunisia defence with his movement upfront.

68' - England sub: Rashford IN, Sterling OUT.

70' - England attacking midfielder Alli is ruled offside as Tunisia surivive a scare.  Tunisia are yet to test Pickford in the second-half.

73' - Tunisia sub: Ben Amor IN, Sliti OUT.

75' - The Carthage Lions are happy to sit back and launch quick counter-attacks in the closing stages of this encounter.

80' - England sub: Loftus-Cheek IN, Alli OUT.

85' - England are doing most of the attacking, but they can't open the Tunisia defence as Lingard's cross is punched away by Mustapha.

85' - Tunisia sub: Khalifa IN, Khazri OUT.

90' - The fourth official has added four minutes.

91' - GOAL! Tunisia 1-2 England. Kane pounces in the blind spot and he heads home to restore the Three Lions' lead.

92' - England sub: Dier IN, Lingard OUT.

FULL-TIME: Tunisia 1-2 England.

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