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Clarence Duncan | 15 June, 2017, 01:07

Prime Minister Theresa May, who accompanied France President Emmanuel Macron to watch the game, was filmed participating in a Mexican Wave during the match.

The words to "God Save the Queen" were displayed on big screens around the Stade de France before France's meeting with England, allowing the French spectators in the crowd of close to 80,000 to sing along with their English counterparts.

Harry Kane opened the scoring with a attractive team goal as England looked lively in attack, but out of possession they were toyed with as a young, athletic French team won 3-2 in Paris.

The game was the first meeting of the sides since November 2015, when England won 2-0 in a friendly on an emotionally charged night at Wembley.

Skipper Harry Kane had earlier given England the lead and then restored parity from the penalty spot after France had drawn level and seized the initiative through goals from defensive duo Samuel Umtiti and Djibril Sidibe.

Teenage striker Kylian Mbappe set up the 20-year-old Dembele's victor in the 78th minute with an astute pass, and the youthful attacking pair caused problems all night for a patchy England defense with their electrifying speed and skill.

The hosts then took the lead just before half-time when Dembele left John Stones with a lovely piece of skill and though his shot was saved by Heaton, the rebound was turned in by Djibril Sidibe, who also scored his first global goal.

On 47 minutes, Real Madrid defender Varane hauled down Dele Alli in the box and was given a straight red card, as Kane stepped up to equalise.

Like Southgate, France manager Didier Deschamps also has questions over his goalkeeper, after Lloris was at fault for Sweden's winning goal at the weekend. But they, and Mbappe, would not be denied as he again spread fear in the England defence before pulling the ball back to Dembele who, this time, drove it across sub 'keeper Jack Butland and into the net to gain a deserved win.

Apart from established global Olivier Giroud, the French forward line of Mbappe, Dembele and left winger Thomas Lemar was hugely inexperienced. "With the ball we caused a lot of problems, took our first goal very well", he said.

"I thought part of that was because we exhausted, I think we put a huge amount into the game to try and press and to deal with the physical capabilities France had - and it was a problem for us all night, their pace and their athleticism".

Ousmane Dembele offered 10-man France the success (78), locating the bottom edge from 15 yards as England finished the season on a sour note.

"We need to see the reality of where we are and you have to play against the best otherwise it masks where you are as a team".

It threatened to be another frustrating night for France at the hands of technology, with Varane sent off two minutes into the second half for conceding a penalty.


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