England snatched victory from the team of Tunisia

What England must get right on and off the pitch to beat Tunisia

Instead they were opened up repeatedly by England early on, especially on the right flank with Kieran Trippier posing attacking menace with his pace and incisive crosses.

England shouldn't have found it so tough in its Group G opener against such opposition.

Southgate's promising young side look ready to make a mark on the world stage and help atone for the disappointments of recent tournaments.

Despite a poor showing at Euro 2016, Harry Kane has the chance to earn redemption for that personal horror show in France by netting for England in this opening game.

"We are proud of each other", Kane said after the Three Lions started a major tournament with a win for the first time since 2006.

The 47-year-old believed England deserved their victory and said he would have been proud of the performance even if they had not found a late victor.

"You learn lessons from the past, but this team shouldn't be burdened with it because they're a fresh group, majority have very few global caps".

"This team is looking at things in a different way, trying to play in a different way".

England's players later thought they deserved a similar call when Kane was brought down in the opposite penalty area, but the referee disagreed.

"They're looking forward to getting going".

Put to him that this was the ideal opening game for England as they emerged from it with a win but with plenty to work on, Southgate responded: "We are a team that is improving and developing, therefore there will always be things that we can be better at".

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Sweden also got their campaign off to a winning start, beating South Korea 1-0 by way of a penalty awarded by the VAR. Sweden beat France in qualifying and finished ahead of the Netherlands who failed to make it to Russian Federation .

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The Three Lions are set to kick off their World Cup campaign in a highly anticipated match against Tunisia. Whatever Southgate decides, that trident will be primed to sow confusion among the Tunisian ranks.

According to oddsmakers, England is a -227 favorite to win on the moneyline.

But it is the warmth and openness of the players at St George's Park and Repino that appear to have won over supporters.

"I think that this team has progressed enormously".

"I played the last six or seven games of the (2013/14) Premier League season under Tim Sherwood and then Mauricio Pochettino came in that summer". But, of course, the difference being that, as a player you enjoy the moment a little bit longer, as a coach you're into looking at the game back on the way home and immediately focusing everybody around you on the next task.

"Credit to the lads, they kept going, kept going to the last second".

Just when it seemed England would have to settle for a draw - and what Southgate may have seen as two points dropped against an average Tunisia outfit - Kane was on hand to deliver a maximum haul.

"The most unsafe thing for me is the way he sees the match and plays the last pass".

"I'm just excited to be here on the biggest stage".

"I've talked a lot in the weeks leading into this game about performance being key".

"If we manage to break that association, that would be a huge advantage".

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