What Ian Wright posted on Twitter after Tunisia players manhandled Harry Kane

Published Add your comment

Football News

Tunisia were the challenge that lay ahead of England as they got their World Cup campaign underway on Monday night.

Expectations were at a new low going into the tournament, but a favourable group draw still ensured supporters demanded qualification to the knockout stages.

Aside from the talent-stacked side of Belgium, 'only' Panama and Tunisia could prevent England from improving upon their finish at the 2014 World Cup.

And it all started so well.

Harry Kane broke the deadlock for the Three Lions from a corner, after Jesse Lingard and Raheem Sterling came close in the early exchanges.

England 2-1 Tunisia

However, it didn't last long with Tunisia levelling before the break from the penalty spot.

Kyle Walker conceded the spot kick after a tussle in the penalty and while there was some protestations, the general feeling was that the referee got it exactly right.

That was until Tunisia seemed to replicate exactly what Walker did to concede a penalty.

Tunisia v England: Group G - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Tunisia wrestling Harry Kane

On numerous occasions throughout the match, Tunisia defenders were seen manhandling Kane in the area and with no repercussions.

It sparked anger on Twitter and Ian Wright put it better than most, even if he did require a few asterisks.

Check out his tweet below:

And when you consider some of the defending was reminiscent of wrestling, you can't help but wonder why England weren't awarded a penalty with the help of VAR or not.

However, England got the last laugh anyway when Kane scored from a corner once again to secure a dramatic 2-1 victory.

Tunisia v England: Group G - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

It seemed that even when Tunisia did their best UnderTaker impression, they just couldn't stop England's star striker from finding the net in the end.

Attention now turns to Panama and then Belgium after making the perfect start.

It's coming home, right? Right?

Tunisia Football
Jesse Lingard
Harry Kane
Raheem Sterling
Belgium Football
England Football
World Cup
Kyle Walker

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again