England fans ‘holding their breath’ as Harry Kane clutches ankle vs Iran

England fans were left holding their breath after Harry Kane went down holding his ankle during their World Cup demolition of Iran on Monday afternoon (November 21).

The Three Lions skipper was at his creative best during the Group B opener as he set-up goals for Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford – before and after going down injured.

Kane grabbed his ankle and called for medical assistance following a poor challenge from Morteza Pouraliganji that brought a yellow card just before the 50th minute.

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One fan said: "The nation absolutely holds its breath whenever Harry Kane goes down holding his ankle."

A second posted: "Harry Kane going down holding his ankle gives me so much anxiety."

A third agreed: Harry Kane has twisted his ankle… Damn!"

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With a rival fan saying: "If Harry Kane gets injured, England’s WC campaign is done."

Speaking on BBC One, Jermaine Jenas said: "We know Kane has had issues with his ankle before, he seems to roll it internally.

"Hopefully it's not a bad one. It just depends how much weight was on it."

With Matthew Upson saying on 5 Live: "It was one of those tackles that came in from behind and the timing was really unfortunate as Harry Kane's foot was a little bit caught in the turf.

"It is his right ankle and we know historically he has had some issues with his ankles."

Kane ended up playing on without complaint before being subbed off for Callum Wilson, with the goals from Sterling and Rashford coming before and after Jude Bellingham got the opener and Bukayo Saka scored two – with Jack Grealish making it 6-1 off the bench.


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