Tottenham striker scored twice for England including dramatic late victor.
Captain Harry Kane headed in at the far post in added time to clinch a dramatic victory after his 11th-minute opener had been cancelled out by Ferjani Sassi's penalty.
It took Graham Kentsley, originally from St. Albans in Hertfordshire, just over five weeks to make the around 2,000 kilometer (1,243 miles) journey, which he timed so that he would arrive in good time for England's first World Cup match against Tunisia in the southern Russian Federation city of Volgograd.
England had promised to launch their campaign with attacking football and they tore into Tunisia from the start of the Group G game, their red-shirted players buzzing into open spaces. After an incredible game Hainsey and Buvey bring you all the action as it happened direct from Volgograd.
Billy Grant, a Brentford fan from north London, said he was nervous about travelling to the World Cup host country amid fears of fan violence, racism in the stands and political tensions.
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Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul said Kane was the difference between the two teams.
They found one in the form of a header from Harry Kane, whose uncanny ability to find himself in the right place at the right time once again pushed his team beyond the brink.
Defender Kyle Walker swung an arm behind him, catching Fakhreddine Ben Youssef in the face, and Colombian referee Wilmar Roldan pointed to the spot. "I thought we played really well in the first half, we could have scored a few more", Kane said.
Next up for the Three Lions are Panama, who suffered a 3-0 defeat against Belgium earlier on Monday.
"We had to keep monitoring Dele", Southgate said.
"They have a hunger, a desire; we have better technical players than we've had in the past coming through our academies, so there's a real enthusiasm", Southagate said ahead of the game.