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Nov 17, 2014 at 8pm UK at Stade de France
France U21sFrance Under-21s
England U21sEngland Under-21s
Sanogo (29', 44'), Coman (73')
FT(HT: 2-2)
Kane (20', 22')

Result: France Under-21s fight back to down England Under-21s

England's Under-21s fail to hold on to a two-goal lead as they lose 3-2 to their French counterparts.

England Under-21s let slip a two-goal lead as they suffered a 3-2 defeat against France Under-21s this evening.

France forward Florian Thauvin fights for the ball with England defender Ben Gibson on November 17, 2014 © Getty Images

Florian Thauvin came close for the hosts early on, but his effort was comfortably saved by the keeper.

However, it was England who broke the deadlock with their first real attack, as Thomas Ince slid a pass through for Harry Kane, who then delicately clipped the ball over the onrushing keeper.

The visitors doubled their lead two minutes later when Kane arrived at the back post to tap home Ince's cross on the line.

Nathan Redmond almost grabbed a third soon after, but after working some space on the edge of the box, his fierce drive was parried by the keeper.

France soon pulled a goal back just shy of the half-hour mark through Yaya Sanogo, who touched in Antoine Conte's drilled effort across goal.

With a minute left in the first half the hosts were back on level terms when Sanogo slotted in Paul-Georges Ntep's pass from close range.

France started the second half on top and Jordan Veretout threatened with a low drive from range that whistled just past the post.

The hosts continued to put England under pressure and Sanogo lashed a strike off target, before Tiemoue Bakayoko's deflected shot went narrowly wide of the far post.

In the 73rd minute France finally made their dominance pay by scoring their third of the evening, as Kingsley Coman fired a strike into the top corner.

France threatened to add a fourth late on, but their three goals proved enough to bring England's unbeaten run to an end.

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France forward Florian Thauvin fights for the ball with England defender Ben Gibson on November 17, 2014
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