Frank Lampard produced a surprising reaction to Harry Kane's winner against Tunisia

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Gareth Southgate will be extremely thankful that he can rely on Harry Kane.

The striker stepped up when England needed him the most, scoring in the 91st minute to seal a 2-1 win for the Three Lions in their World Cup opener against Tunisia.

England were much the better side but they were left frustrated by a mixture of missed chances and poor refereeing.

Ferkani Sassi equalised from the penalty spot after Kane had given Southgate’s side the lead and Tunisia decided early on after the restart to try to hold on to what they had.

England were made to wait but their pressure eventually told, with Kane heading home from close range following Harry Maguire’s flick on.

The result means England are tied at the top of Group G with Belgium and it seems inevitable that the group will be decided when the two meet on June 28.

Southgate won’t be telling his players that, though. England’s focus will be on securing another three points in Sunday’s match against Panama.

Lampard's reaction

An entire nation erupted when Kane scored the winner and with four former England internationals in the BBC studio, it was always going to be fun to see how they reacted.

Gary Lineker was the host and he was joined by Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard and Alan Shearer.


All four could have been forgiven for jumping for joy after Kane sealed the win - it was an incredibly dramatic moment, after all.

But only Lineker got to his feet - and Lampard started taking notes.

Yep, you’ve heard that right. Lampard allowed himself a little yelp before jotting something down on his notepad.

Guess the football manager.

To be fair to Lampard, he was about to deliver an expert analysis on England’s performance against Tunisia.

The former Chelsea and England manager reserved special praise for Kane, labelling him a “superstar”.


“There were great signs in that first half - all the energy, all the movement, all the football that we've been crying out for England teams to play, to move the ball crisply and entertain us,” Lampard said.

“The first game is one to win and that man there (Kane), he's a superstar and that's why we talk about these superstars, because they turn up in the right place at the right moment, and he scores goals.

"It was a great header, a twist of the head at the last minute to sell the goalkeeper.”

What Lampard would give for a player like Kane at Derby County.

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