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10-Man France Down England In Five-Goal Thriller

International Friendly 

Result: France 3-2 England

Date: 13 June 2017

Venue: Stade de France

Ten-man France showed great fight, as they recorded a 3-2 win over England in an international friendly at the Stade de France.

The visitors broke the deadlock  after nine minutes as Ryan Bertrand's first-time cross was turned by Harry Kane in the six-yard box.

The French eventually leveled matters in the 22nd minute when Samuel Umtiti fired home from close range, after Tom Heaton had saved Olivier Giroud's header.

England nearly restored their lead in the 34th minute but Eric Dier's first-time volley sailed inches wide of the upright.

However, it was France who took the lead just before the halftime break as Djibril Sidibe saw his initial effort saved before firing home the rebound from close range.

Gareth Southgate's charges were then awarded a penalty three minutes into the second when Dele Alli was brought down by Raphael Varane, who was shown a straight red card.

Kane stepped up and made no mistake from the penalty spot to level matters for the Three Lions.

Despite being a man down, France continued to push for a third goal but England goalkeeper Jack Butland did well to deny Kylian Mbappe in the 65th minute.

France eventually took the lead in the 78th minute as Mbappe turned provider to pick out Ousmane Dembele, who fired past Butland from the edge of the box.

England pushed for an equaliser in the closing stages of the second half, but Didier Deschamps' charges managed to hold out until the final whistle.

 

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