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England fans CONVINCED Harry Kane was wrestled to the ground in penalty area vs Tunisia

England fans CONVINCED Harry Kane was 'wrestled' to the ground in penalty area
Harry Kane was hauled to the ground in the dying moments of the first-half (Picture: BBC Sport)

England supporters were convinced they had been denied a clear penalty in a dramatic first-half of their World Cup opener against Tunisia.

Gareth Southgates men started positively in the Group G clash and Harry Kane broke the deadlock in 11th minute after Harry Maguires initial header was saved.

The Three Lions continued to test the oppositions defence but Tunisia found the net against the run of play after Kyle Walker fouled inside the area.

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Ferjani Sassi slotted home the resulting spot-kick to equalise and England looked nervy for a period before they had a penalty shout of their own.

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Many England fans believed Kane was wrestled to the ground inside the penalty area following a corner towards the end of the first-half.

However, referee Wilmar Roldan turned down the desperate calls of Southgates players and the sides went into the break with the scoreline at 1-1.

Asked about the incident at half-time, BBC Sport pundit Alan Shearer said: Theres no difference whatsoever [between the two penalty calls], if you give one youre going to end up getting eight or nine pens per game.

Hes not even looking at the ball, thats worse than the one that was given against England.

Heres how England fans reacted to the controversial challenge on Kane…

That was a penalty. Harry Kane was fouled in the penalty box. Where the f is VAR

— Tanmay (@foreversaint_) June 18, 2018

harry kane was clearly fouled there in the box

— Rich (@Richiebhai44) June 18, 2018

#Kane was fouled and it was as much as a penalty as Tunisia

— Russell (@RussRB) June 18, 2018

Harry Kane was fouled, VAR where you dey.

— Fat Pogba (@Oshowkolo) June 18, 2018

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