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France v England Live Commentary, 6/13/17

FT
3 - 2
FRA
ENG
S. Umtiti (22)
D. Sidibé (43)
O. Dembélé (78)
H. Kane (9)
H. Kane (48 pen)
Stade de France

Commentary

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Kane had opened the scoring after nine minutes, but goals from Umtiti and Sidibe put France ahead until the Tottenham striker's penalty. For Southgate, the fact his team failed to push on and take advantage of their numerical superiority will provide some cause for concern.
FULL-TIME - France 3-2 England: They may have played practically the entirety of the first half with 10 men, but it is France who managed to get the decisive goal through Dembele after Kane had levelled things up from the spot shortly after the restart. It was a great performance from Deschamps' side, despite losing Varane to a red card.
There is the final whistle! A great win for France!
England have one last chance with a corner. They struggle to get a shot away until Cresswell pulls the trigger from 30 yards, arrowing his attempt high of the target. That should be that.
GREAT SAVE!! Dembele slides a sublime pass behind Cahill for Mbappe and his attempt to fire across Butland and into the bottom-left corner is kept out by the onrushing Butland! A strong had proved enough to deny the wonderkid.
Oxlade-Chamberlain gives the ball away cheaply again and Mbappe breaks into the box before trying to find Lemar. He can't get a shot away and offloads to Pogba, who faces a similar fate and rolls the ball out wide to Jallet. His delivery is cleared.
We are into the first of an additional four minutes.
C. Jallet
D. Sidibé
France
That is it for Sidibe, with experienced right-back Jallet replacing him.
Sidibe is down again. He's taken a few knocks in the second half, so could that be the end of his match?
To their credit France have defended stoically since seeing their numbers reduced. Sterling tries his luck with an effort from around 25 yards that is never going to test Lloris.
England are struggling to get a hold of possession which makes their hopes of finding an equaliser very slim. If it finishes this way it will be quite concerning for Southgate.
Mbappe brings out the tricks on the right-hand side as France try to make the most of a quick free-kick. His efforts seem to give Dembele more confidence, but his scooped pass asks too much of the Monaco forward.
A. Cresswell
P. Jones
England
It's a second England cap for Cresswell as he replaces Jones. He'll go to left-back with Walker switching to his favoured right flank.
England have paid the price for failing to make the most of their numerical advantage. Lloris has barely been tested in the second half, while France have displayed plenty of courage to keep attacking.
K. Mbappé
Assist
France
Excellent play from Mbappe, who has caused England's defence problems all night.
O. Dembélé
Goal
France
DEMBELE!!! THE 10 MEN LEAD!! England give the ball away cheaply and France work it to Pogba, who plays a first-time pass into Mbappe. He shows excellent composure to hold it up on the edge of the box and tee up Dembele for a fine cross-goal finish!
A. Lallana
K. Trippier
England
Trippier's debut has been a solid one and he makes way for Lallana. That could well mean a switch to a back four, with Jones playing at right-back.
Sidibe receives lengthy treatment off the pitch before being ushered off by the referee. He comes back on once play restarts and makes an important interception when Sterling sends a low cross towards Alli at the back post.
D. Alli
Yellow Card
England
Sterling again tries to create something out of nothing, running at the defence and seeing a shot blocked by Umtiti. Alli tries to keep the pressure on and catches the onc again unfortunate Sidibe late, which is enough to earn him a booking.
OFF THE BAR!! THEN OFF THE LINE! Mbappe's feint again fools the England defence but he finds the frame of the goal from eight yards. Lemar slams the rebound back towards goal and beats Butland. However, the keeper has Cahill behind him in support and the Chelsea man makes an important goal-kine block!
You wouldn't think France are playing with a man fewer here! Digne's cross into the middle is narrowly missed by Lemar.
Sidibe hobbles off and France are temporarily nine. Play restarts with a drop ball and Sidibe is then invited to return to the pitch and restore the hosts to their 10-man complement.
Poor decision-making from Dembele! He races down the right and has Mbappe in support to his left in a two-on-two, but he telegraphs a pass straight to Jones. The centre-back produces a pair of loose touches and lunges in on Sidibe, taking the ball but perhaps catching his opponent's ankle afterwards.
LOVELY FROM POGBA! The United man knocks the ball past Cahill after a brilliant stepover and goes around the other side to collect it in the box. He is pulled back as he squares into the danger zone, but a clearance is made and he doesn't get the penalty!
TOP STUFF FROM BUTLAND! The England keeper rushes off his line and stops Mbappe from rounding him to slot home a third for France! The hosts are unable to keep it alive and a great chance goes begging.
Lemar lifts the free-kick into the box for Koscielny, who tries to flick a backwards header towards the goal and sends it bounce far outside Butland's upright.
J. Stones
Yellow Card
England
Stones goes into the book for pulling back Mbappe as the young striker attempted to run onto a scything pass from Pogba. It was cynical from the City man, he couldn't let the teenager past.
OPTA STAT: England have won just one of their last five away friendlies.
Sterling again goes down in the box hoping for a penalty, and there did appear to be some contact from Umtiti and Digne. However, it's pretty soft again and the referee simply points for a goal-kick.
France manage to get out of their own half and hold possession for a short while. Lemar earns a corner when his cross is headed behind.
Alli faces up to Koscielny on the left and knocks the ball between the defender's legs, though he fails to recover it on the other side. Kante ignites a counter-attack for France which comes to an end when Mbappe is once more adjudged offside.
L. Koscielny
O. Giroud
France
Koscielny comes on to restore France's numbers in the centre of defence and Giroud is the man sacrificed by Deschamps.
Sidibe's attempt to head back to Lloris goes behind for a corner which Trippier takes. He is unable to find a white shirt in the middle but Sterling tries to force his way back through the middle and into the box. However, he is penalised for a foul on Umtiti.
Trippier whips a corner into the middle and finds Alli, whose tame header is dropped down on by Lloris. England are wasting no time in trying to make the most of their numerical advantage.
H. Kane
Penalty Goal
England
GOOOOOOAAAAL!! Kane strikes the penalty straight down the middle for his second of the night! That makes it 2-2, but it's advantage England with the extra man.
R. Varane
Red Card
France
RED CARD TO VARANE! After clearly receiving information from the video assistants via his ear piece, the referee gives the Madrid centre-back his marching orders! What a start to the second half.
PENALTY TO ENGLAND! Alli chases a pass in behind the defence and cuts across Varane, who clips the Tottenham midfielder's ankle and sends him to ground. After a long delay, he points to the spot!
K. Walker
R. Bertrand
England
Walker comes on at left-back replacing Bertrand.
J. Butland
T. Heaton
England
As was announced prior to kick-off, Butland replaces Heaton for the second half.
France get the ball rolling in the second half.
HALF-TIME - France 2-1 England: Kane gave the visitors the lead after nine minutes but Umtiti equalised midway through the half and Sidibe added a second shortly before the break. Deschamps' young side have certainly been more positive, but there have been great chances at both ends. Stay tuned for the second half.
There is the whistle!
Sterling claims for a foul by Umtiti inside the box and, although there is contact, it would have been harsh to award a penalty. There will be a minimum of one added minute before half-time.
D. Sidibé
Goal
France
GOOOOOOOOAAAAL!! SIDIBE GIVES FRANCE THE LEAD!! Cahill slides in to cut out Dembele's pass down the left-hand channel but ends up sending it straight back to the Borussia Dortmund man. He checks inside and is only denied a goal by Heaton. Once more, though, he parries the ball to a blue shirt in Sidibe and the full-back fires into the net.
Pogba lets one go from 25 yards and it sails high over the top. England go up the other end and Sterling races forward before sliding a pass through the legs of Varane for Alli, who stretches and is unable to get a sound first touch on the ball.
France are looking the more likely to add to their tally before half-time. Dembele is again unable to find that incisive final touch in the last third but the pressure is mounting.
Kante tries his luck from 25 yards but his attempt to beat Heaton is always rising and flies behind for a goal-kick.
That's well wide from Dembele! He's showing why he is so highly rated with some excellent dribbling, but his shooting lets him down as he slices off target.
Sterling pays the price for hesitating there! Dier's cross-field pass is experly laid into the path of Sterling with one touch from Trippier. The Man City man appears to have time for a shot but instead thinks of looking for Alli, and the opportunity is lost as Umtiti closes.
SO CLOSE! A deep corner is cushioned back into the centre by Cahill and Dier meets with it with a first-time shot that skids narrowly wide of the upright!
Good effort from Bertrand! He arrows a swerving, low shot across goal from 25 yards that forces Lloris to get down low to his left. It may have been heading wide but the keeper turns it around the post just to be sure.
MBAPPE!! That's why he is so highly rated! An excellent feint sucks in two defenders and enables him to get a shot away on his left foot. He fires the ball low towards the near post, where Heaton gets a leg in the way!
Bertrand tries to close France down high up the pitch but he collides with Sidibe and is penalised for a foul on the right-back. The tempo has dropped substantially since the equaliser.
Stones gives the ball away in a dangerous area when attempting to hold onto a poor pass. Dembele pounces and looks to tee up Giroud, though Jones reads it and steps in to remove the threat.
OPTA STAT: England have won just one of their last six away games against France, a 1-0 victory in June 1997.
That will be a blow for Heaton, who knows he will only have one half to impress Southgate. He perhaps could have done more to get the ball away from danger, though he was let down by the initial defending.
S. Umtiti
Goal
France
GOOOOOOAAAAL!! UMTITI EQUALISES! Lemar delivers a free-kick into the England box and Giroud gets up, craning a header across goal that Heaton can only push back into danger. The ball falls at the feet of Umtiti, who guides home his first international goal!
L. Digne
B. Mendy
France
That will be it for Mendy, as he is replaced by Barca left-back Digne.
Mendy appears to have sustained a knee problem and has hobbled off with the medical staff for further attention.
Mbappe shows some fancy footwork as he tries to engineer space for a shot inside the box, but eventually opts to offload to Monaco team-mate Mendy. His whipped, first-time delivery takes a touch off Trippier and spins out on the far side. The throw-in goes to England, though.
HAD TO BE! Mbappe is released down the left by Pogba and he surges forwards before sliding a pass into the path of Dembele. He opens his body up and tries to guide a shot into the bottom-right corner as it rolls across him, missing the target to let England off the hook!
OH MY! That would've been some goal! Pogba flights a left-wing cross into the centre of the box for Giroud, who controls with his chest before firing a stunning volley into the back of the net. The flag was up for offside, though he doesn't agree! Video assistance is available tonight, but the decision was correct without it.
Dembele initiates a one-two with Giroud on the edge of the box but his return pass is intercepted by Stones, who whacks it away from goal.
That's a great start for England and for Kane, who is showing he can lead by example with Southgate looking for a new permanent captain.
R. Bertrand
Assist
England
Bertrand did brilliantly to get up in support and pick out Kane with a first-time pass.
H. Kane
Goal
England
GOOOOOOAAAAAL!! ENGLAND LEAD! A lovely move sees Alli ping a cross-field pass to Sterling on the left-hand side of the box and he holds it up before teeing up Bertrand with a backheel. The wing-back sends a first-time cross into the six-yard box which Kane, wearing the armband once again, turns home!
Sterling spins away from his marker and darts into the France half before trying to dink a pass behind for Alli. Mendy is first to it and plays the ball back to Lloris, who clears.
France are proving more comfortable in possession at the moment. Oxlade-Chamberlain has given it away again, while Jones puts in a strong challenge to halt Mendy as he tries to burst down the left.
A lovely pass from Pogba is clipped over the top of Jones for the run of Mbappe. He brings it down with a great first touch but before he can take another the flag is raised on the far side.
Dier attempts to fizz a quick free-kick out to Bertrand on the left but he overhits it and the ball goes straight out for a throw-in to the hosts.
Oxlade-Chamberlain gives possession straight to Mendy inside the England half and the full-back lays it off to Kante. The Chelsea man rolls the ball out to Lemar on the left, and his mishit cross almost sneaks in at the near post! Heaton has to pat it down and avoid colliding with the upright to gather.
And we are underway in Paris!
The final tribute to those who lost their lives in Manchester and London is a minute's silence prior to kick-off, the player's lining up alternately around the tunnel while the English flag is displayed on a big screen.
France may be the home nation, but 'La Marseillaise' is the first national anthem to be sung. 'God Save The Queen' follows it up, with French fans joining in to provide another touching moment prior to kick-off.
Plenty sing along to 'Don't Look Back In Anger' inside the stadium, providing quite an uplifting tribute. France president Emmanuel Macron watches on from the stands alongside UK prime minister Theresa May. And here come the players!
There will be a tribute to those who lost their lives in the recent terrorist attacks in Manchester and London, with Oasis song 'Don't Look Back In Anger' to play just before the players emerge from the tunnel. It is a reversal of the role England played when they hosted France in November 2015, shortly after Paris was hit by terrorist atrocities.
It's an international debut for Trippier at right wing-back, a position he has proved so impressive in for Tottenham. Burnley goalkeeper Heaton starts between the posts, though Southgate has already confirmed Butland will replace him for the second half. Hart, who took a large portion of the blame for Scotland's two goals at the weekend, will not feature.
So Deschamps gives in-demand Monaco striker Mbappe just his second international start, with Antoine Griezmann, who signed a one-year contract extension at Atletico Madrid today, on the bench. He partners Giroud, who scored an utterly sublime volley against Sweden last week.
England bench: Jack Butland, Fraser Forster, Joe Hart, Ben Gibson, Kyle Walker, Aaron Cresswell, Chris Smalling, Jake Livermore, Adam Lallana, Jesse Lingered, Marcus Rashford, Jermain Defoe.
England (3-4-3): Tom Heaton; Phil Jones, John Stones, Gary Cahill; Kieran Trippier, Eric Dier, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ryan Bertrand; Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, Dele Alli.
France substitutes: Benoit Costil, Alphonse Areola, Presnel Kimpembe, Christophe Jallet, Laurent Koscielny, Kurt Zouma, Lucas Digne, Blaise Matuidi, Corentin Tolisso, Adrien Rabiot, Moussa Sissoko, Florian Thauvin, Dimitri Payet, Alexandre Lacazette, Antoine Griezmann.
France (4-4-2): Hugo Lloris; Djibril Sidibe, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Benjamin Mendy; Moussa Dembele, N’Golo Kante, Paul Pogba, Thomas Lemar; Olivier Giroud, Kylian Mbappe.
However, there are multiple changes to the line-ups tonight. Didier Deschamps makes six changes and so does Gareth Southgate, who appears set to introduce a 3-4-3 formation.
Both sides will want to prove something tonight. France suffered a 2-1 defeat to Sweden in a potentially pivotal World Cup qualifier last Friday, Ola Toivonen's dramatic strike from the halfway line after an error from Hugo Lloris seeing them fall off top spot. England, meanwhile, needed a late equaliser to avoid defeat at Scotland.
Hello and welcome to tonight's live coverage of the international friendly between England and France in Paris!