2019 U21 European Championship, Group Stage
  • Phil Foden (54')
  • Hamza Choudhury (63')
  • Jonathan Ikon√© (89')
  • Aaron Wan-Bissaka (90'+5' OG)

France beat 10-man England late at U21 Euros

A late own goal from Aaron Wan-Bissaka handed France all three points in a 2-1 win over 10-man England at the Under-21 European Championships on Tuesday night.

Late goals from Jonathan Ikone and the Wan-Bissaka own goal put France in the lead after Phil Foden had opened the scoring for England early in the second half.

Dean Henderson, on loan from Sheffield United from Manchester United, made two key saves off Lyon striker Moussa Dembele, including a penalty save in the 25th minute as the teams went to the dressing room tied 0-0 at half-time.

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Manchester City's Foden opened the scoring for England in the 55th minute, weaving his way through the French defence and finishing with a well-struck left-footed shot to make it 1-0.

Less than 10 minutes later, Leicester City defender Hamza Choudhury was sent off for a horror challenge, with VAR changing an initial yellow card to a straight red and giving France another chance from the penalty spot.

France shockingly missed another penalty, though, Houssem Aouar firing his spot kick off the post and then being ruled offside as he was the first player to touch the rebound.

Just as it looked like England might steal all three point, Ikone picked up the ball on the right side of the penalty area, cut to his left and scored the equaliser to give his team a share of the points and leave them in a tie for second place in the group.

England next play Romania on June 21, while France face Croatia, who were beaten 4-1 by the Romanians in their opening group-stage match.