Sunderland’s Wahbi Khazri the hero as Tunisia win fiercely-contested North African World Cup derby

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Sunderland winger Wahbi Khazri bagged the winner as Tunisia claimed a second win in their World Cup qualifying group tonight.

Khazri converted a 50th-minute penalty to sink North African rivals Libya in African qualifying Group A, after the hosts – forced to play their home game in neutral Algiers – had Ali Salama sent off for a second bookable offence in conceding the spot-kick.

Tunisia, with two wins out of two so far, next meet second-top Congo DR in August, in the third game in a six-match section.

Sunderland defender Sebastian Coates, on loan at Sporting Lisbon, bagged the opening goal in Uruguay’s 2-1 qualifying win over Ecuador.

Former Black Cat Cristian Riveros put Paraguay in front, only for visitors Peru to hit back for a stunning 4-1 victory.