It just had to be him! Harry Kane pulled England out of a right old mess as the Tottenham striker scored a late header to give the Three Lions a win in their opening World Cup fixture against Tunisia.
The Spurs man had opened the scoring in the 11th minute and there were expectations that the European side would pummel Tunisia after the first goal.
However, previous misgivings of England came to the fore as the side didn’t put away the African team and then Kyle Walker was penalised for a bit of a swing in the box when there was little danger.
A penalty was awarded to Tunisia which Ferjani Sassi coolly slotted past Jordan Pickford. Try as they might, England could not find a way past the Tunisian defence and when it all looked gloomy for the Three Lions, Kane peeled away from a corner and expertly headed home the goal in the 91st minute.
Twitter, expectedly so, went crazy after the game and here are some of the best reactions to the man wonder’s match-saving goal
Wow. I have never ever loved a Spurs player as much as Harry Kane. I genuinely feared he wouldn’t score at all this World Cup (unbelievably pessimistic, I know) and he only goes and bags a brace to bring football home. Never ever disrespect this 🐐 again. pic.twitter.com/agXp2gEe2z
— Simply (@Simply_Spurs) June 19, 2018
Harry Kane and Kieran Trippier outstanding for England tonight. All set for the usual stuff after this – but also thought Jordan Henderson did really well too.
— Phil McNulty (@philmcnulty) June 18, 2018
One season wonder ✅
Two season wonder ✅
Three season wonder ✅
Needs to do it in big games ✅
Needs to do it in the CL ✅
Needs to do it at the WC ✅
Harry Kane is World Class. He will break all English goalscoring records and is our only chance of winning the World Cup.
— Ashley Watts (@AshWatts93) June 18, 2018
Wash away the blood, but we still see the sin, nod it onto Kane and he will head it in (head it in)
— Jasper Harmer (@harmer_jasper) June 18, 2018
Harry Kane came up big 💪 pic.twitter.com/VBYKDtZox4
— B/R Football (@brfootball) June 18, 2018
Harry Kane has more World Cup goals in 90 minutes than Wayne Rooney managed in his entire career. pic.twitter.com/uSjsGx7RHG
— bet365 (@bet365) June 18, 2018
Harry Kane really about to bring football home
— World Cup Out (@BasedChasen) June 18, 2018
Tunisian defenders marking Harry Kane at corners pic.twitter.com/hki585MBMe
— Olaf Falafel (@OFalafel) June 18, 2018
Me, going to sleep tonight knowing Harry Kane plays for my club pic.twitter.com/EZ3fyntxVo
— Becky (@becksthfc) June 18, 2018
Harry Kane’s last minute winner. Limbs everywhere 🙌
— FourFourTwo ⚽️ (@FourFourTwo) June 18, 2018
Harry Kane has now scored 48 goals in 54 games for club and country in 2017-18
— Tim Nichols (@TimNicholsDM) June 18, 2018
What we’ve learned tonight……
The 3 behind Kane are raw, inconsistent and lazy!
Rose has to start instead of Young!
And we better hope Kane gets at least 1 chance a game or we’ve had it!
— Tom pope (@tompope11) June 18, 2018
“Ronaldo’s hat-trick put me under pressure in the race for the golden boot”.
The Perfect Attitude. pic.twitter.com/J1dAdPKh1k
— FIFA World Cup (@WorIdCupUpdates) June 18, 2018
no shame to be gay for Kane.
— Woop (@Gomlar26) June 18, 2018
💪🏼 England’s youngest captain in World Cup history
🙌🏼 England’s first EVER 90+ minute winner in regular time in World Cup history.
🦁 1st England player to score a World Cup brace in 28 years.
🖐 2 different goalkeepers
🎯 2 shots on target
⚽️ 2 goals pic.twitter.com/E8SZXyZyV7
— Futbol Stuff (@FutboIStuff) June 18, 2018