2018 WORLD CUP: TUNISIA 1-2 ENGLAND – AS IT HAPPENED

Welcome to LIVE commentaries of the 2018 World Cup Group G match between Tunisia and England from the Volgograd Arena in Russia.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Tunisia: Hassen, S. Ben Youssef, Meriah, Maaloul, Sassi, Sliti, Skhiri, Bronn, Khazri, Badri, F. Ben Youssef.

England: Pickford, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Young, Trippier, Henderson, Alli, Lingard, Sterling, Kane.

 

 

Commentary (press F5 to refresh)

 

1′ – The match is underway.

5′ – Tunisia goalkeeper Hassen is down with an injury, gets lengthy treatment, but looks just fine to continue.

10′ – England are doing most of the attacking so far with Tunisia forced to sit back and defend.

11′ – GOAL! Tunisia 0-1 England. Harry Kane hands the Three Lions the lead from the rebound.

15′ – Tunisia sub: Mustapha IN, Hassen OUT

20′ – The Carthage Eagles defence which is marshaled by S.Ben Youssef is underpressure.

25′ – Tunisia launch a rare attack and Sassi unleashes a long range shot which goes wide of the target.

30′ – It is still 1-0 to England as we reach the half-hour mark.

33′ – PENALTY for Tunisia as Walker fouls F.Ben Youssef in the box.

35′ – GOAL! Tunisia 1-1 England. Sassi beats keeper Pickford from the spot-kick. 

40′ – England are now pushing forward in numbers as they look to restore their lead with the half-time break fast approaching.

45′ – CLOSE! England attacker Lingard is just too unfortunate as his effort hits the upfront with Mustapha well beaten on the stroke of half-time.

HALF-TIME: Tunisia 1-1 England.

46′ – The second-half is underway.

50′ – Tunisia are looking to keep possession in the England half, but they are struggling to penetrate the Three Lions defence thus far.

55′ – Mustapha makes a comfortable save from England defender Maguire’s header as the Three Lions look to restore their lead.

60′ – It remains 1-1 here in Moscow with England having dominated the second-half thus far.

65′ – Pressure is mounting on the Carthage Eagles backline with Lingard causing havoc for the Tunisia defence with his movement upfront.

68′ – England sub: Rashford IN, Sterling OUT.

70′ – England attacking midfielder Alli is ruled offside as Tunisia surivive a scare.  Tunisia are yet to test Pickford in the second-half.

73′ – Tunisia sub: Ben Amor IN, Sliti OUT.

75′ – The Carthage Lions are happy to sit back and launch quick counter-attacks in the closing stages of this encounter.

80′ – England sub: Loftus-Cheek IN, Alli OUT.

85′ – England are doing most of the attacking, but they can’t open the Tunisia defence as Lingard’s cross is punched away by Mustapha.

85′ – Tunisia sub: Khalifa IN, Khazri OUT.

90′ – The fourth official has added four minutes.

91′ – GOAL! Tunisia 1-2 England. Kane pounces in the blind spot and he heads home to restore the Three Lions’ lead.

92′ – England sub: Dier IN, Lingard OUT.

FULL-TIME: Tunisia 1-2 England.

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