Hamza Choudhury’s sending off proved to be the key factor as England lost their opening match of the U21 European Championships. France were awarded a penalty in the 24th minute when Jake Clarke-Salter was adjudged to have handled the ball from Jeff Reine-Adelaide’s header. Dean Henderson went the correct way and saved well to prevent Moussa Dembele from breaking the deadlock. Despite France having the better start to the second half, England took the lead in the 55th minute following a fine individual run from Phil Foden resulted in a low finish from outside the penalty box. France were awarded a second penalty in the 64th minute when Choudhury committed a rash tackle which he received a booking. Following a VAR review, the referee deemed the tackle worse than initially thought and sent the Leicester midfielder off. This time the post came to England’s rescue as Houssem Aouar failed to convert from the spot. With the man advantage, France would create a number of chances but England held on until Jonathan Ikone’s 89th-minute equaliser. It would end up being heartbreak for England as Aaron Wan-Bissaka diverted a French corner into his own net in the fifth minute of injury time. Here are the player ratings from tonight’s game: