Five things we learned: England v Tunisia
England fans should have low expectations more often, Sterling's struggles for England continue. Five things we learned from England's late win over Tunisia.
STERLING'S STRUGGLES FOR ENGLAND CONTINUE
It's now been 983 days since Raheem Sterling last scored for England, and he fluffed his lines again against Tunisia. He had a fruitful season with record breaking Premier League champions Manchester City contributing 18 Premier League goals.
But his attacking impact for England will have to improve quickly to prevent Southgate looking at other options.
ANOTHER GROUP FAVOURITE HAS A TRICKY OPENER
Despite England getting off to a bright start, Tunisia levelled the scoring and dug their heels in to try and force a draw. England very nearly joined Brazil, Germany, Argentina, Spain and Portugal who all failed to get off to a winning start.
Messi missed a penalty to see his side drop two points to Iceland, Germany were shocked by a deserving Mexico and Brazil never sparkled against Switzerland. Relief for England though as Harry Kane bailed them out with his 91st minute header.
KANE'S THE MAN FOR THE BIG OCCASION
We've seen some of England's biggest superstars struggle to perform at World Cups. Harry Kane has continued his dominant Premier League form promptly squashing any doubts over his ability to lead this England side from the front.
ENGLAND FANS SHOULD HAVE LOW EXPECTATIONS MORE OFTEN
A gritty, late victory of this nature characterises everything England haven't been at the previous two World Cups, and there'll always be arguments that they were affected by intense expectation from fans and the media.
The hype this time around has been calmer and the players and staff can only have benefitted.
LATE GOALS GALORE AT THE WORLD CUP
Harry Kane's 91st minute winner was the fourth injury time goal inside the first week of the World Cup. Russia got the tournament off to a flyer adding fourth and fifth goals very late on, and Iran beat Morocco following an unfortunate own goal at 90+5'.
Add in Uruguay's 89th minute winner against Egypt, and Portugal's 88th minute equaliser versus Spain - this World Cup is shaping up to be full of drama.