England failed to beat a France side reduced to ten men this evening, succumbing to a 3-2 defeat.
Gareth Southgate deployed a 3-4-3 system against Didier Deschamps’ side, and The Three Lions got off to the best start possible as Harry Kane converted from close range after a slick move from England.
However, it was not long before France found their way back into the game as Samuel Umtiti fired home from close range.
Les Bleus then took the lead in the Stade de France, with Djibril Sidibe netting his first ever international goal on the stroke of half time to send his side in at the break 2-1 up.
However, shortly after the restart Dele Alli drew a foul from Raphael Varane in the area, leading to a penalty and a red card for the Real Madrid defender.
Kane stepped up against his Tottenham teammate Hugo Lloris and converted with conviction, levelling things.
Despite the numerical advantage though, England could not prevent an effervescent, determined France side from taking the lead and taking the spoils, with Ousmane Dembele notching the fifth and decisive goal of the game.
Here are our match ratings from England’s defeat out in Paris.