England beat Portugal 1-0 in an international friendly yesterday but the main talking point after the game was not the goal but Bruno Alves’ flying kick on Harry Kane.

The Fenerbahce defender almost decapitated Kane but miraculously missed a direct impact with his head.

The Tottenham striker was left unscathed by the challenge but it did not Twitter flooding with tweets mocking the tackle.

For those who missed the game this is what happened.

Alves was likened to the Karate Kid.

There were countless tweeters who likened Alves’ challenge to outrageous tackles like in the clip below.

Others blamed his rash challenge on being influence by his national teammate Pepe.

This was just hilarious.

And this one was pretty shocking.

More karate kick action.

Some blamed Alves’ challenge on him secretly being an Arsenal fan and wanting to take out Spurs star man upfront.

Poor Pepe kept on getting most of the blame.