Kane England win the World Cup?


England's dramatic victory in their first game of the World Cup catalysed a remarkable surge in activity on social media about the game - peaking at 52,000 tweets per minute after Harry Kane's late victor.

"I think from the moment fans got off the planes, went into the auto park and saw people cheering them, I have never seen anything like that", Mark Roberts, the UK Football Police Leader in Russian Federation said in an interview with Sky Sports on Tuesday. "He is rooting for us". He has a lot of lads here. I get on very well with him.

The Liverpool skipper said: "We can be friends off the field but when you're on the field it's important that you're fighting for your mate next to you".

I'd like to see some rotation in order to give some World Cup experience to other players in this young squad. "It is nice to have that kind of relationship with him".

And given the side's history, Gary Neville - on ITV as a World Cup pundit - said they may not have recovered had the result been a draw.

"I had to prove people wrong throughout my career and I love proving to myself I can do it".

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"It was a big day, big night, my first game in the World Cup and two goals, but it can get much better".

Captain Kane came into the World Cup eager to get off the mark in the opening game, having failed to score at Euro 2016. The challenge is there. You can't aim low. "He wants me and the whole team to do well".

"Naturally, England looked good at that stage, but while I have no wish to puncture the mood of encouragement we have to acknowledge the flow of the match was dictated by Tunisia's tactics".

Kane and England made the ideal start to the tournament as he tapped home from close range to score after just 11 minutes. "Go out there and play your own game, be free". We have been in Russian Federation a long time and were all excited to get started but you are never sure until you get out on the pitch. We went into bars all the way down and there was nothing.

"The key is always to believe".

Rashford's chances could be boosted by an injury to Alli, who will undergo a scan on Tuesday on the thigh injury he sustained in Volgograd.