Comrade of the Day: Matchday FIVE

19 June 2018, 12:05
Life After Football

It was a day of Premier League strikers as Group G kicked-off as Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane both scored braces to guide their countries to victory.

Lukaku's goals were superb, a powerful finish and a delicate chip over the keeper made it a perfect start to the World Cup for the best striker on Roc Nation. However, perhaps for the difference in context between Lukaku's stylish strikes and Harry Kane's predatory goals - one of them a last-minute winner - the Spurs striker is our Comrade of the Day for Matchday FIVE.

Perennial underachievers, England, looked set to be branded as the 'same old England' after it seemed as if they would labour to just a 1-1 draw against Tunisia. Kane's strike which lifted bums off chairs all across the football-mad nation had raised morale, only for a Tunisian equaliser from the spot and an hour-long slog for a winner to follow.

But it finally came and when it did, it felt like a milestone moment for Kane and England as he whipped a header into the near post. Because, for England to have any chance of doing well in Russia, surely their talisman, their biggest goal threat and their newly-named captain has to be scoring. 

Despite making it hard work for themselves, two decisive goals from an on-form Harry Kane will give an unfancied England hope and for that, Kane is our Comrade of the Day.