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England fans celebrate victory over Tunisia

England fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott Hitchman

England fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott Hitchman

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England fans were out in force at pubs and venues across Norfolk and Waveney last night and thankfully they had something to celebrate thanks to a late winner from Harry Kane.

England fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott HitchmanEngland fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott Hitchman

The St George’s flags and replica shirts were out in force as football fans celebrated England’s first win in the opening game of a major tournament since they beat Paraguay in the 2006 World Cup.

The Railway Tavern in Dereham erected a huge grandstand in front of a big screen, hundreds enjoyed a curry during the match at Open in Norwich and The Boundary pub to the north of the city decked out the bar in red and white.

England fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott HitchmanEngland fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott Hitchman

England’s captain dug his side out of a hole and secured the 2-1 win over Tunisia.

Gareth Southgate could hardly have wished for a better start to this Group G clash in Volgograd, where his side capped a start displaying skill, verve and energy with an early goal from their captain.

England fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott HitchmanEngland fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott Hitchman

Yet the officials managed to topple the insects as England’s biggest irritant as Ferjani Sassi netted from a controversially awarded penalty that somehow was not followed up by spot-kicks at the other end as the video assistant referees ignored the manhandling of Kane.

England’s next match is against Panama on Sunday.

England fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott HitchmanEngland fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott Hitchman

England fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott HitchmanEngland fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott Hitchman

England fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott HitchmanEngland fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott Hitchman

England fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott HitchmanEngland fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott Hitchman

England fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott HitchmanEngland fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott Hitchman

England fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott HitchmanEngland fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott Hitchman

England fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott HitchmanEngland fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott Hitchman

England fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott HitchmanEngland fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott Hitchman

England fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott HitchmanEngland fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott Hitchman

England fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott HitchmanEngland fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott Hitchman

England fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott HitchmanEngland fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott Hitchman

England fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott HitchmanEngland fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott Hitchman

England fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott HitchmanEngland fans at The Railway Tavern in Dereham during the England Tunisia World Cup match. Photo Scott Hitchman

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