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England suffer loss to ten man France

Posted on by Joshua Bunting

England suffered a 3-2 defeat to a ten man France at the Stade De France on Tuesday night .

Harry Kane gave England the perfect start on nine minutes after he turned in Ryan Bertrands cross,however the tides soon turned with the French taking control.

Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton was called into action making a fine save from Arsenal forward Oliver Giroud’s header at full stretch.

However Didier Deschamps side pulled level on twenty two minutes as Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti fired in a right footed strike into the net.

Heaton then came to the Three Lions rescue as he kept out an effort from the sought after Monaco forward Kylian M’bappe as he was played in by Thomas Lemar.

France went ahead on forty three minutes as Heaton made a low save from Ousmane Dembele the ball rebounding out to Monaco’s Diibril Sidibe who fired the ball home with ease.

The second half started much brighter for England winning a penalty on forty seven minutes as Dele Alli was bundled over by Raphael Varane the Real Madrid defender being shown a red card in the process after the referee used the video replay system.

France were then denied by a superb save from Jack Butland the Stoke City goalkeeper flicking away an M’bappe effort when the young forward looked to pounce on a loose ball.

It was then the turn of the crossbar to rescue Gareth Southgate’s side as it was that man again M’bappe who picked up a loose Alex Oxlade Chamberlain pass before crashing his strike off the woodwork.

On seventy eight minutes Deschamps side took the lead once again as Borussia Dortmund winger Dembele was played in by M’Bappe after a loose Eric Dier pass before he thumped his shot across Butland into the bottom corner of the net .

As the game neared its conclusion France had one more chance to add to their tally through the lively M’bappe as he beat the tackles to get one on one with Butland before he was thwarted by the keeper .

So England lose their last match of the season next up for Southgates side a trip to Malta in a World Cup qualifier on the 1st September.


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