Ferjani Sassi's 35th-minute penalty was a fly in the ointment but England recovered to pick up an important opening-day win. And the most recent major tournament, Euro 2016, also started slowly and chugged along without any kind of uplift until Iceland inflicted humiliation in the round of 16. When you look at the replays, the defender has hold of Kane and dragged him down. Hopefully when they watch it back they can get it right for the next game.
"That's why Gareth Southgate named him captain".
"We've always said that we need to keep going no matter what happens".
Federation Internationale de Football Association will not discuss specific decisions, but a possible explanation in both cases is that England committed fouls at the same time - John Stones pushing Ellyes Skhiri in the back as Ferjani Sassi wrestled Kane to the ground; and Kane equally culpable when tangling with Yassine Meriah.
Henderson isn't exactly a champagne player but he has plenty to offer going forward. "These are not half chances, these are very, very good chances that we should be putting in the back of the net". Not after Kane got England off to a ideal start with an 11th-minute tap in. "We played really well in the first half and could have got more, we deserved to be ahead". We've got to recover well, we've got to prepare well and we've got to play as well, if not better, in the second game to win that.
"The crucial thing is taking the chances in this tournament".
Lingard then missed a fine chance to double the lead when picked out at the far post by a lovely ball from Ashley Young, but he got his feet all wrong with the goal at his mercy. Even if we'd drawn, we'd have been proud of the performance.
A strong performance, marshalled his side well and was strong on corners at both ends.
"(Harry) showed personality. He made a few mistakes but he came through that", Ferdinand said. "It's true they [England] controlled the match towards the end, they have excellent, speedy players".
"He released himself to get into attacking places". Substitutes Marcus Rashford, on for Raheem Sterling, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who replaced Dele Alli, both impressed and it will be interesting to see if Southgate changes the XI for the Panama game on Sunday afternoon.
Neville said on ITV Sport: "With five minutes to go I was anxious thinking deja vu, thinking getting on that plane tonight those young players with only two who have started in a World Cup, waking up in the morning to what wouldn't have been negative media, but an anxiety and nervousness". "First games at the World Cup have been hard in the past".
"We've given ourselves a great platform to build from". You can not trust us to recover from a bad result in the opening game.
Seen flexing his hamstring in the first period, leaving many thinking he would be off at half time, Alli was surprisingly kept on the field until the 80th minute.