England ended the international week with a defeat as they lost 3-2 to France in Paris on Tuesday night.

Gareth Southgate’s side did take the lead in the opening ten minutes, though, as captain Harry Kane slotted home from close range after a low Ryan Bertrand cross.

France soon found their equaliser as defender Samuel Umtiti followed up a Tom Heaton save to drive the ball into the back of the net, his first goal for France.

Another French defender, Sidibe, put France in front. He, like Umtiti, followed up a Heaton stop to punish England.

However, it was a nightmare start to the second half for France. Raphael Varane gave a penalty away and was sent off in the opening minute for upending Dele Alli in the box.

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Harry Kane stepped up to smash in his second of the game and draw England level.

Though that was not enough for England as the ten men of France found a winner through youngster Ousmane Dembele. The winger fired low past Jack Butland after being teed up by Kylian Mbappe in the box.

Picking a man of the match for England has been hard. I could have given it to Raheem Sterling or Phil Jones, but I have gone for the captain, the number nine; Harry Kane.

He scored both of England’s goals and led the line very well all night. Three goals in two games, 27 goals in 24 games in 2017. England’s best player right now? I think so…

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