France vs England

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International Friendly

June 13th

Stade de France, Saint-Denis, France

3-2

9′ Kane

22′ Umtiti

43′ Sidibé

47′ Varane Sent off

48′ Kane (P)

78′ Dembélé


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FT: France deserve a lot of credit for their resilience. Despite having a player sent off and conceding so early in the second-half, they continued their offensive game-plan and created a number of good chances. First Mbappé was sent through on-goal but was denied by substitute keeper Butland before the Monaco striker rattled the bar after Oxlade-Chamberlain was dispossessed on the edge of his own area. Dembéle then fired home the winner after a loose pass from Dier before Mbappé was again denied by Butland when through on-goal.


FT: England started the second-half well and were awarded a penalty after Varane’s foul on Alli in the area, which led to the Real Madrid defender’s dismissal. Kane fired home the resulting spot-kick but since then didn’t create anything. In fact the sending-off actually looked to have inspired France as England became sloppy. France’s winner came as a result of a loose pass from Dier, which eventually led to the goal.


FT: So ten-men France stun England.


90’+4′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.


90’+4′ The corner is cleared before Cresswell fires an effort over the bar from-range.


90’+3′ Walker wins a corner.


90’+2′ Pogba fires an effort off-target from-range.


90’+2′ Chance!! Dembélé plays Mbappé through on-goal, the striker has just Butland to beat, but the Monaco striker is denied by the fine outstretched arm of the keeper.


90′ There will be four additional minutes.


89′ Third France change sees the injured Sidibé replaced by Christophe Jallet.


88′ Slight delay in the match as Sidibé is down with an injury.


87′ Sterling fires an effort harmlessly off-target from-range.


84′ The corner comes to nothing as Stones is penalised for a foul.


83′ Dembélé concedes a corner.


82′ Sterling is penalised for a foul on Dembélé.


81′ Fourth England change sees Aaron Cresswell replace Jones.


78′ Goal!! England lose possession in their own-half before Pogba feeds Mbappé, who tees up Dembélé, who fires home past Butland.


77′ Mbappé is caught offside.


75′ Third England change sees Adam Lallana replace Trippier.


74′ Play resumes.


72′ Alli is penalised for a foul on Sidibé and receives a yellow card.


70′ Alli wins a freekick.


70′ So close!! Kanté dispossesses Oxlade-Chamberlain on the edge of the area and finds Mbappé, who cuts-inside to fire an effort that strikes the bar with Lemar’s follow-up blocked on the line by Cahill.


69′ Kane is penalised for a foul on Sidibé.


68′ Play resumes.


66′ Slight delay in the match as Sidibé is down with an injury.


66′ The corner is cleared.


65′ Oxlade-Chamberlain fires an effort that deflects behind for a corner.


64′ Chance!! Mbappé is sent through on-goal and has just Butland to beat but the substitute keeper smothers the effort away.


62′ The delivery is met by Koscielny, who heads the ball wide.


61′ Stones is booked for a cynical foul on Mbappé.


56′ Mbappé is caught offside.


56′ The corner is cleared.


56′ Jones concedes a corner.


55′ The delivery is cleared.


54′ Sidibé concedes a corner.


53′ Mbappé is caught offside.


52′ Lemar is penalised for a foul on Sterling.


51′ Second France change sees Giroud replaced by Laurent Koscielny.


50′ The delivery is initially cleared before Sterling is penalised for a foul.


50′ Sidibé concedes a corner.


49′ The delivery is met by Alli with a header that is saved easily by Lloris.


48′ Digne concedes a corner.


48′ Goal!! Kane fires the spot-kick home.


47′ Dismissal!! Varane receives a straight red card for the challenge on Alli.


45′ Penalty!! Alli is sent tumbling by Varane.


45′ France get the second-half underway.


45′ During the interval both sides make changes. England substitutions see Jack Butland and Kyle Walker replace Heaton and Bertand.


HT: So will France add to their tally and hold onto their lead or will England come back into this match? Join us again for the second-half.


HT: England have got into some promising positions but haven’t been clinical enough. They’ve chosen the wrong option on a number of occasions and the hosts have capitalised. The Three Lions will need to be more clinical in front of goal if they are to deny les Bleus the victory. France have looked nervy in defence and cannot afford to gift England chances as they may prove to be costly. They have created a number of good chances but have been wasteful and will have to be more clinical if they are to win the match.


HT: France couldn’t make the most of their early possession and fell behind but they did create a number of good chances to level the scores. First Giroud had a spectacular volley ruled-out for offside before Dembélé spurned a great chance when he fired the ball wide from close-range when he should have scored. Umtiti then levelled the scores when he fired home the follow-up after Giroud’s header from a Lemar freekick was palmed away by Heaton. Mbappé then forced Heaton into a fine save with his feet at the near-post before Sidibé fired home to put France ahead after Dembélé was denied by Heaton.


HT: England didn’t start very well but took the lead through Kane, who fired home from close-range after Bertrand’s dangerous delivery before the latter forced Lloris into a fine save. Dier then fired an effort just wide following the resulting-corner.


HT: So France lead at the break.


45’+1′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.


45′ Mbappé wins a freekick after a foul from Jones.


45 There will be one additional minute.


44′ Kane wins a freekick.


43′ Goal!! Dembélé latches onto a loose ball and cuts-inside to beat Stones before firing an effort that Heaton palms away into the path of Sidibé, who fires home the rebound.


40′ Pogba fires an effort over the bar from-range.


38′ Sterling is penalised for a foul on Lemar.


37′ Lemar finds Kanté, who fires an effort wide from-range.


36′ Dembélé cuts-inside before firing an effort just wide.


36′ Lloris claims the delivery.


35′ Sterling wins a corner.


33′ Chance!! The delivery is headed into the path of Dier by Cahill but the Tottenham midfielder fired the ball just wide.


32′ Close!! Bertrand fires an effort from-range that Lloris palms behind.


31′ The corner eventually comes to nothing.


30′ Close!! Mbappé beats both Trippier and Jones before firing an effort that Heaton tips behind with his feet at the near-post.


28′ Bertrand is penalised for a foul on Sidibé.


23′ Mbappé is caught offside.


22′ Goal!! Lemar’s delivery is met by Giroud with a header that Heaton palms away into the path of Umtiti, who fires home the follow-up.


21′ Giroud wins a freekick after a foul from Stones.


20′ First France change sees Lucas Digne replace Mendy.


20′ Play resumes.


18′ Slight delay in the match as Mendy is down with an injury. The Monaco full-back is receiving treatment.


16′ Sterling is penalised for a cynical foul on Pogba.


15′ Chance!! Mbappé sends Dembélé through on-goal, the youngster looks set to make the net bulge but he somehow fires wide from close-range, when he should have scored.


13′ Disallowed goal!! Pogba sends a teasing delivery into the path of Giroud, who chests the ball before volleying home spectacularly but the Arsenal forward was already in an offside position.


10′ Pogba is penalised for a foul on Sterling.


10′ Varane is penalised for a foul.


9′ Goal!! Bertrand sends a teasing delivery into the path of Kane, who taps home at the back-post.


6′ Oxlade-Chamberlain wins a freekick after a foul from Kanté.


3′ Mbappé is caught offside.


2′ Giroud is penalised for a foul.


2′ Bertrand wins a freekick.


1′ Lemar’s miscued cross is bundled away by Heaton.


0′ England get the game underway.


Team news:

France: Hugo Lloris (GK), Benjamin Mendy, Samuel Umtiti, Raphaël Varane, Djibril Sidibé, Thomas Lemar, Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kanté, Ousmane Dembélé, Kylian Mbappé, Olivier Giroud

England: Tom Heaton (GK), Ryan Bertrand, Gary Cahill, Phil Jones, Kieran Trippier, John Stones, Eric Dier, Raheem Sterling, Dele Alli, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Harry Kane

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