UFC have sent Harry Kane a brilliant tweet after his penalty appeals v Tunisia

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England have got three points on the board in Russia.

The Three Lions left it late in Volgograd, but Harry Kane was on hand to deliver once again, scoring a brilliant injury-time header to seal a 2-1 victory over Tunisia.

It was a deserved win for England, who could have had four or five in the first 25 minutes had it not been for some poor finishing by Jesse Lingard and Raheem Sterling.

And Gareth Southgate's side probably should have had a couple of penalties, with Kane wrestled to the ground on two occasions by Tunisian defenders.

VAR was unable to help the referee with the decision, but everyone agreed that Kane was fouled.

Ironically, it was Tunisia who were awarded a penalty, which was justified after Kyle Walker accidentally swung his arm into the face of Fakhreddine Ben Youssef.

How a penalty wasn't awarded to Kane, though, will forever remain a mystery and UFC's official Twitter account decided to get involved with some serious banter after the game.


Got to love that.

Kane has been commended by a number of people for not reacting to the clear fouls and instead keeping focused to score a priceless winner in the dying seconds.

It has been reported by the Telegraph that FIFA will investigate the VAR decisions on Kane and they also give reasons why both appeals could have been rejected by the new technology.


They write: "One possible reason for Kane not being awarded a penalty for the first incident could be that John Stones appeared to simultaneously push Tunisia’s Ellyes Skhiri.

"For the second, images seem to show Kane had hold of Meriah’s arm as the pair tangled."

Hopefully Kane's appeals will be used as an example by VAR and will see a halt to needless wrestling in the box at set-pieces throughout the tournament.

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