What happened between the referee and Jordan Henderson seconds before Harry Kane's goal

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England are up and running in the 2018 World Cup - thanks to Harry Kane.

It looked as though the Three Lions would be held to a 1-1 draw after a frustrating 90 minutes in Volgograd.

However, in the 91st-minute, Kane somehow found space in the penalty area from a corner to head home.

But England fans also enjoyed something else that happened from that very corner.

As Kieran Trippier waited to swing in his corner, referee Wilmar Roldán warned the Tunisia players not to hold the England players - something they had been guilty of doing throughout the match.

But after warning them, Roldán started walking backward into his position.

The Colombian official wasn’t looking at where he was going and walked straight into Jordan Henderson, treading on his foot.


Henderson’s reaction?

Well, it was rather comical.

He appeared to exaggerate the collision before launching a verbal warning towards the referee. He turned around and gave the ref an almighty stare.



He might have been fuming at the ref but seconds later, he was running towards the corner of the pitch to catch Kane after he had just won the match for England.

Not only did England fans enjoy Henderson's reaction towards the ref, they also enjoyed his performance.

One man that was certainly impressed was Gary Neville. He believes that the Liverpool midfielder has just "cemented" his slot in the centre of midfield for the rest of the competition.

“His game’s changed so much. Think about four years ago when Liverpool nearly won the league under Brendan Rodgers... he was a box-to-box midfield player and Steven Gerrard was sitting in there,” Neville said.


“Now he has evolved his game, he’s matured. He’s able to do what Martin’s just showed us in terms of sitting back. He wouldn’t have been able to do that a few years ago.

“He wants to learn all the time, he works hard, he’s conscientious, he’s a manager’s dream. And tonight — when he was under pressure (from Dier) to win the spot, he looks like he’s cemented his spot.”

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