There were bonuses elsewhere for Southgate, especially in the performance of Tottenham right-back Kieran Trippier, who gave a consummate performance as a defender but also going forward, where he was a constant threat in open play and set-pieces. Next up for Tunisia is Belgium on Saturday, while England takes on Panama on Sunday.
"Hopefully I am OK", said the midfielder.
"I'm really proud. We did a lot of work on training field and were itching to play". Ashley Young delivered instead - you know, one of those players out on the wing who can cross well - and John Stones met it with a ferocious header.
Tunisia mounted a bit of a comeback after that and were awarded a penalty in the 33 minute when Kyle Walker brought Fakhreddine Ben Youssef down inside the box. "I'm delighted for him because if he doesn't score tonight it'd be questions about him not scoring in tournaments".
As Kane's record of 15 goals in 25 games can be rightly lauded, Sterling has scored only twice in 39 internationals and has not scored in his past 21. That's football, that's the ref. It shows good character to get on with it and that's what we've done. It was after this moment that England started to look sloppy at the back with Tunisia creating a few more chances after this.
Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul said he didn't feel them because he was "so focused on the team, on the game". When you have very tall players it is very hard to counter them.
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- Harry Kane has scored in each of his last four games for England, his best ever run for the Three Lions. "But I believe the best teams in the world have that belief in what they are doing and in the end they break teams down".
The opening matches of the 2018 World Cup have seen surprising results from the favorites of the tournament, with Argentina suffering a draw at the hands of Iceland, Germany falling to Mexico, and Spain being held to a draw against Portugal thanks to the brilliance of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Harry Maguire is a serious danger as an attacking threat but can be slack in possession.
"We had total control of the game in the second half and we stayed patient", he said.