The squad's captain came through when he was needed the most.
His two goals against Tunisia were his first at a major tournament after a goalless Euro 2016, but Kane's statistics for Tottenham (108 goals in 153 Premier League appearances) suggested that it wasn't going to be too long before breaking his duck on the biggest stage. Tunisia posed a stubborn test to England, but the most important thing of all was to secure the three points.
The co-presenter of ITV's Good Morning Britain then took aim at Lineker over his opinions on politics, suggesting double standards were at play.
However, neither Vardy nor Rashford have done enough to break into the starting team themselves. Gareth Southgate will have learned a lot from the game, and so did we.
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He was expected to play a key role, potentially as a Starter this season under third year Defensive Coordinator Jim Leavitt. Last season, he had 14 total tackles, including one for a loss, as well as one pass defended.
Sterling is proving to be a puzzle for Southgate, though.
And it was a former Blade in Harry Maguire who headed the ball down to Kane from the corner to set up the iconic goal.
With Alli, Sterling and Lingard playing in advanced roles behind Kane, the responsibility lies with them to step up to the plate.
And Kane confirmed England players had found it tough to cope with certain aspects of the atmosphere despite his own personal heroics.
Soon it will be time to look for dates for potential open top bus parades through London, not to mention the Knighthoods and bronze to commemorate the England heroes of 2018, with this BBC video poking fun at the English obsession with believing in the impossible.