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(Reuters) - England manager Gareth Southgate’s W88 on mobile phone overly cautious approach and his team's hesitance in front of goal resulted in a nervy 2-1 World Cup win over Tunisia rather than the comfortable victory their early dominance deserved.
Having gone in 1-1 at halftime in their opening Group G game, England came up against opponents clearly playing for a draw, defending deep in numbers and barely threatening a counter-attack.
England offered far too little in return until Harry Kane got them out of jail as Southgate's men failed to produce the invention, the element of surprise and the changes from the bench needed to alter the course of the game.
For all the positive play in the opening 20 minutes, during which they W88 customer service Chat took the lead through Kane, they wasted a series of chances and then lacked the ability to open up a massed defence.
Southgate's tactics have been hailed in the build-up to the tournament and the early stage of the game showed his formation at its best - pressing high, moving intelligently and creating openings.
But the concern over his system, with three central defenders and two advanced wing-backs, is that it is better suited for open games against top sides than dealing with weaker teams playing for a draw.
And so it proved as England barely troubled the Tunisian substitute goalkeeper after the break.
All the momentum of the first half was lost as England's played slowed down and they were unable to carve open space for Kane and his strike partner Raheem Sterling.
Attacks became predictable and fizzled out on the edge of the area as Tunisia closed down space and kept England safely at a distance from goal.