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France vs England LIVE: Lionesses result and final score from vital Euro 2025 qualifier

France 1-2 England: The Lionesses revived their chances of claiming an automatic qualification spot for Euro 2025 as they held on to victory in Saint-Etienne

Jamie Braidwood
Tuesday 04 June 2024 23:08 BST
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England claimed a stunning win in France to spark life into their Euro 2025 qualifying campaign with a vital 2-1 victory in Saint-Etienne.

The Lionesses were beaten by France in Newcastle on Friday but manager Sarina Wiegman’s decision to play an unchanged outfield line-up was rewarded with an improved display from the European champions.

Georgia Stanway’s stunning strike gave the Lionesses the lead midway through the opening half, before Alessia Russo met Lauren Hemp’s excellent cross to double England’s advantage.

Russo, in particular, deserved her goal following a brilliant all-round display leading the line, but the second half was a different story for England as France took control in search of an equaliser.

The hosts were given hope as Leah Williamson caught Grace Geyoro in  the box and Kadidiatou Diani sent Hannah Hampton the wrong way from the penalty spot.

Hampton then made a stunning save to deny Marie-Antoinette Katoto in the dying moments, as England held on and  France suffered their first home defeat in five years.

Follow all the reaction below as England claimed their first win away to France in 51 years


FULL TIME! France 1-2 England

The Lionesses hold on! A HUGE win over France in Saint-Etienne!

Jamie Braidwood4 June 2024 21:57

France 1-2 England

90+4 mins: Williamson thrashes a clearance into touch... England are almost there.

Interception from Walsh... she crosses to Kirby and Renard can only clear for the corner!

England will love that.

Jamie Braidwood4 June 2024 21:55

France 1-2 England

90+3 mins: Almost a chance for Kirby as the ball breaks to the substitute, but she heads for the corner.

France win it back, and they will have one last chance to throw it forwards....

Jamie Braidwood4 June 2024 21:54

France 1-2 England

90+2 mins: There’s going to be more than five minutes though as Bacha has picked up a painful knock to her knee after a challenge with Kelly.

France have rushed Bacha off.

Jamie Braidwood4 June 2024 21:53

France 1-2 England

90 mins: FIVE MINUTES added on! Fran Kirby replaces Toone.

Jamie Braidwood4 June 2024 21:51

France 1-2 England

89 mins: WHAT A SAVE! Hannah Hampton! WOW! France looked certain to equalise, but the goalkeeper tips Katoto’s prodded shot wide!

France were able to counter far too easily again, but Hampton was there after Katoto beat Williamson to the cross! Some save!

Jamie Braidwood4 June 2024 21:50

France 1-2 England

88 mins: Cascarino takes flight and suddenly England have everyone forward! The ball into the box is cut out by Bronze, who keepsher position brilliantly.

England then clear, but the pressure comes straight back!

Jamie Braidwood4 June 2024 21:49

France 1-2 England

87 mins: Boos from the French crowd as Kelly is booked for wasting time over a throw-in. England have used these dark arts before...

Jamie Braidwood4 June 2024 21:47

France 1-2 England

85 mins: Great block from Chloe Kelly as France swept forward! The winger throwing herself at the ball as Cascarino looked to strike.

Russo then does brilliantly to drag England up the pitch, holding the ball up and winning a throw-in.

Jamie Braidwood4 June 2024 21:46

France 1-2 England

83 mins: England keep the clock ticking down.... Wiegman has only made one change, after not making any changes from her line-up before kick-off. England could be feeling this late on.

Jamie Braidwood4 June 2024 21:45

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