'Outstanding', 'Best on pitch' – England fans rave about Tottenham 27-y/o after 2-1 win v Tunisia
England kicked off their 2018 World Cup campaign with a deserved win, although they left it late to secure the win with a Harry Kane header at the death.
They should have been out of sight way before this in all honesty, after spurning a host of clear-cut chances in the first-half.
There were a number of standout performances in England shirts in the first 45 but Kieran Trippier was brilliant, bombing up the right flank and delivering brilliant crosses.
His display didn’t go unnoticed by England fans, who flocked onto Twitter to heap praise onto him.
He made the squad after Kyle Walker, a former Spurs player, was moved into the centre by Gareth Southgate.
And it was Walker who gave the penalty away that gave Tunisia an unexpected lifeline in the game after an early Kane goal had put England ahead.
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In the end though, justice was done and England fans around the globe breathed a sigh of relief.
Meanwhile, Trippier was getting plaudits on Twitter for a fantastic display that bodes well for England for the rest of the tournament.
Here are the best reactions to Trippier’s game against Tunisia:
It’s extraordinary when you think about how much Trippier has improved under Poch. Used to play for a relegation battling Burnley now he’s putting in a MOTM performance at the World Cup.
— . (@TheKaneEra) June 18, 2018
Trippier of Lingard for me, Kane didn’t actually play that well
— Bella| Ariana ❤️ Man Utd???????????? (@bellah_mufc) June 19, 2018
Henderson was ok but not brilliant. Trippier MOTM
— Andrew OUFC Jupp (@jupp_andrew) June 19, 2018
I thought Trippier was best player on the pitch
— HTR_MARTIN (@HtrMartin) June 19, 2018
Totally agree about Trippier, he was excellent, definitely should have been a penalty on Kane twice though
— Ian McIntyre (@IanMcIntyre74) June 19, 2018
Trippier was best on pitch for me .
All of his whipped in crosses was class
— Paul the tyke (@paultuttutflint) June 19, 2018
So proud of our boys especially our captain Kane and trippier had an amazing game
— dawn windsor (@dawn_winds) June 19, 2018
From BBC website:
‘England's Kieran Trippier created six goalscoring opportunities, more than any other player has managed in the tournament.’
I thought Trips had an excellent match, it was a toss up between him and Kane for MOTM#WorldCup#bbcworldcup #ThreeLions #ENG #England
— Trevor Durham (@TheTrevorDurham) June 19, 2018
Agree with you @philmcnulty. Trippier only going to get better. Thought his anticipation and delivery were quality…and I’m no Spurs fan.
— Ian Bell (@bellianaire) June 19, 2018
Motm doesn't need to be match winner u need to be the best player on the park and that was trippier
— danny (@imortalcelt) June 19, 2018
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