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England women 1-2 France women

Jodie Taylor (centre) is denied a goal
England are ranked fifth in the world
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England conceded a 95th-minute goal as they suffered an agonising defeat by France in their SheBelieves Cup opener.

Wendie Renard glanced in a header from a corner deep into injury time to consign Mark Sampson's side to a cruel defeat in Pennsylvania.

Marie-Laure Delie had headed France level with 10 minutes to go after Jordan Nobbs' 25-yard opening goal.

England's second game in the four-team tournament is against hosts the United States in New Jersey on Saturday.

They then finish with a game against Germany in Washington on 7 March.

Wednesday's result means England are still waiting for their first victory in the SheBelieves Cup, having drawn one and lost two in last year's event, and are without a win over the French since 1974.

Sampson's team are the lowest-ranked side in the event, with World Cup holders USA first, European and Olympic champions Germany second and France third.

The USA later beat Germany 1-0, with Lynn Williams scoring for the hosts.

Line-ups

England

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1BardsleyBooked at 90mins
  • 4Bronze
  • 5Houghton
  • 6BrightBooked at 44mins
  • 3Stokes
  • 8Moore
  • 12DalySubstituted forScottat 74'minutes
  • 7NobbsSubstituted forChristiansenat 87'minutes
  • 18Scott
  • 9TaylorSubstituted forWilliamsat 54'minutes
  • 11WhiteSubstituted forParrisat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Scott
  • 10Christiansen
  • 13Chamberlain
  • 14Stoney
  • 15Bassett
  • 16Bonner
  • 17Williams
  • 19Duggan
  • 20Carney
  • 21Earps
  • 22Parris
  • 23Williams

France

Formation 4-4-2

  • 16Bouhaddi
  • 8Houara
  • 4Georges
  • 19Mbock BathySubstituted forMajriat 83'minutes
  • 2PerissetSubstituted forRenardat 66'minutes
  • 13DianiSubstituted forLe Sommerat 72'minutes
  • 6Henry
  • 20Geyoro
  • 17ThineyBooked at 36minsSubstituted forThomisat 76'minutes
  • 11LavogezSubstituted forAbilyat 61'minutes
  • 18Delie

Substitutes

  • 1Philippe
  • 3Renard
  • 5Tounkara
  • 7Toletti
  • 9Le Sommer
  • 10Abily
  • 12Thomis
  • 14Catala
  • 15Bussaglia
  • 21Gerard
  • 22Majri
  • 23Karchaoui
Referee:
Melissa Borjas
Attendance:
8,616

Match Stats

Home TeamEnglandAway TeamFrance
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home16
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, England 1, France 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, England 1, France 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! England 1, France 2. Wendie Renard (France) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Amel Majri with a cross following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, France. Conceded by Demi Stokes.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Amandine Henry (France).

  6. Post update

    Jill Scott (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Wendie Renard (France) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Amel Majri with a cross following a corner.

  8. Post update

    Corner, France. Conceded by Jill Scott.

  9. Booking

    Karen Bardsley (England) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Amandine Henry (France).

  11. Post update

    Nikita Parris (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Marie-Laure Delie (France) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Millie Bright (England).

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, England. Isobel Christiansen replaces Jordan Nobbs.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Eugénie Le Sommer (France).

  16. Post update

    Lucy Bronze (England) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Amel Majri (France) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Nikita Parris (England).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, France. Amel Majri replaces Griedge Mbock Bathy because of an injury.

  20. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 1st March 2017

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1France11002113
2Germany00000000
3USA00000000
4England100112-10
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