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After a great breakaway run from Manu Tuilagi, England were awarded a penalty as France were caught offside. Farrell duly knocked his kick between the posts making it 6-3.
France were not deterred by falling behind as they took the lead thanks to a magnificent solo run from Wesley Fofana broke several tackles before crossing the try line.
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Farrell put another penalty between the posts just before the half ended but there was still time for Parra to put a kick just wide.
The French number nine missed a penalty again after restart while England regained the lead minutes later through the boot of Farrell.
Stuart Lancaster's side extended their leading margin in lucky circumstances when a loose ball at in the ruck was kicked and fell into the path of Manu Tuilagi, who ran in for the score.