John Stones can handle England midfield role, says manager Gareth Southgate
- Author: Julie Sanders Jun 14, 2017,
Jun 14, 2017, 6:45
England captain Kane put them ahead from close range from a low Ryan Bertrand cross before the 10-minute mark and levelled the game at 2-2 with a penalty early in the second half after Varane was sent off for bringing down Dele Alli in the box.
England were given a golden opportunity to restore parity in the opening minute of the second half when Varane clipped the heels of Alli inside the area and the referee pointed to the penalty spot, while also red carding the French stopper in the process.
England actually started pretty well, crafting a lovely goal for Harry Kane on nine minutes.
But England failed to kick on, instead losing to Ousmane Dembele's goal and leaving Kane frustrated.
The Latest on meeting between leaders of France and Britain (all times local): 9 p.m. France and England soccer players have walked out to the sound of "Don't Look Back in Anger" from Oasis moments before Tuesday's friendly at Stade de France, in a tribute to victims of the recent attacks in Manchester and London.
Burnley goalkeeper Heaton was preferred in goal to the under-fire Joe Hart and he underlined his credentials with a fine stop to deny Monaco's teen sensation Kylian Mbappe, but he was beaten again two minutes before the interval.
France equalised on 22 minutes through Umtiti's first worldwide goal, finishing low with his right foot after Tom Heaton had parried Olivier Giroud's header into the path of the Barcelona defender following Thomas Lemar's fine cross.
"And equally we saw the things that have to get better - defending as a team and the managing the game, in particular the period once France had gone down to 10 men".
The match will see the Video Assistant Referee trialled for the first time in an England game as Federation Internationale de Football Association looks to ascertain if it can be used in next year's World Cup. Dier's a great player, the pass got cut out and it's unfortunate.
N'Golo Kante's inability to claim a regular starting berth at worldwide level sums up the strength in depth France have at their disposal, admits England manager Gareth Southgate.
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"Kante has been a revelation in our league for two years and it's nice he's had recognition this season because I thought at Leicester last year he was the most important player in the team".
"If we want to be fearless, sometimes mistakes like that are going to happen".
"In the space of 90 minutes we saw what we're very good at". Then we welcomed star of the show Eamon Dunphy to the stage for a free-wheeling chat about his career, Saipan and the problem with Paul Pogba.