6月18日,在2018世界盃G組首輪英格蘭對陣突尼西亞的比賽中,三獅隊長卡尼(Harry Kane)先拔頭籌,後衛獲加(Kyle Walker)送給突尼西亞十二碼機會,薩西(Ferjani Sassi)主罰命中,比賽最後時刻卡尼再下一城,最終英格蘭以2比1險勝,全取3分。

比賽僅僅開始4分鐘,英格蘭就險些兩度破門,連加特和史達寧雙雙射失,不過第10分鐘,英格蘭還是率先破門,在角球開出後,史東斯頭球攻門雖然被門將撲出,隊長卡尼門前補射得手,英格蘭以1比0先拔頭籌。

VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 18: Mouez Hassen of Tunisia makes the save prior to Harry Kane's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between Tunisia and England at Volgograd Arena on June 18, 2018 in Volgograd, Russia.
VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 18: Mouez Hassen of Tunisia makes the save prior to Harry Kane's first goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between Tunisia and England at Volgograd Arena on June 18, 2018 in Volgograd, Russia.
英格蘭率先破門,在角球開出後,史東斯頭球攻門被門將撲出。(Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - England's forward Harry Kane (R) scores his team's first goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group G football match between Tunisia and England at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd on June 18, 2018. (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS
TOPSHOT - England's forward Harry Kane (R) scores his team's first goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group G football match between Tunisia and England at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd on June 18, 2018. (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS
隊長卡尼門前補射得手,英格蘭以1比0先拔頭籌。(NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)
英格蘭隊員慶賀進球。(Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

令突尼西亞雪上加霜的是,主力門將哈森(Mouez Hassen)意外受傷,不得不早早被換下,之後很長一段時間裏,突尼西亞大舉壓上,英格蘭一度非常被動,結果在第34分鐘,獲加在本方禁區內肘擊犯規,被主裁判罰黃牌加十二碼,薩西主罰命中,比分改寫為1比1,雙方回到同一起跑線。

獲加肘擊犯規,送給突尼西亞十二碼機會。(Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
薩西主罰命中,比分改寫為1比1,雙方回到同一起跑線。(Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
薩西主罰命中,比分改寫為1比1,雙方回到同一起跑線。(Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
薩西主罰命中,比分改寫為1比1,雙方回到同一起跑線。(Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

在上半場結束前5分鐘內,連加特兩次獲得破門機會,一次十二碼點附近抽射被擋出,一次單刀球打到門柱彈出底線,最終雙方平局結束半場比賽。

易地再戰後,雙方長時間陷入僵局,英格蘭雖控球率稍稍佔優,但難以形成有效威脅射門,突尼西亞防守得相當嚴密。三獅軍團更多時候只能依靠定位球才能造成威脅,隨時還要提防對方的反擊威脅。

直到第90分鐘,英格蘭再次依靠角球機會,埋伏在球門後點的卡尼在無人盯防下,輕鬆頭球破門,梅開二度,幫助英格蘭再次取得領先,並最終以2比1險勝突尼西亞。

England's forward Harry Kane (2L) heads the ball and scores his second goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group G football match between Tunisia and England at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd on June 18, 2018. (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS
England's forward Harry Kane (2L) heads the ball and scores his second goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group G football match between Tunisia and England at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd on June 18, 2018. (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS
卡尼在無人盯防下,輕鬆頭球破門,梅開二度,幫助英格蘭再次取得領先。(NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images)
卡尼在無人盯防下,輕鬆頭球破門,梅開二度,幫助英格蘭再次取得領先。(Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
卡尼和隊員們慶賀進球。(Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
英格蘭隊長卡尼獨中兩球,成為本場MVP。(Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
英格蘭首戰告捷,少帥索斯蓋特(Gareth Southgate)大吼慶祝。(Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)
突尼西亞惜敗,球員痛哭,失落感溢於言表。(Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
突尼西亞首戰惜敗,球迷難掩失望之意。(Dan Mullan/Getty Images)