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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 Women

  • 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 Women

  • 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 TeamEngland WomenAway TeamFrance Women
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home16
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, England 1, France 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, England 1, France 2.

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.

Corner, France. Conceded by Demi Stokes.

Foul by Amandine Henry (France).

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

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.

Corner, France. Conceded by Jill Scott.

Booking

Karen Bardsley (England) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Amandine Henry (France).

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

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

Foul by Millie Bright (England).

Substitution

Substitution, England. Isobel Christiansen replaces Jordan Nobbs.

Foul by Eugénie Le Sommer (France).

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

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

Foul by Nikita Parris (England).

Substitution

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Griedge Mbock Bathy (France) because of an injury.

Sarah Bouhaddi (France) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ellen White (England).

Goal!

Goal! England 1, France 1. Marie-Laure Delie (France) header from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Élodie Thomis with a cross.

Marie-Laure Delie (France) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jade Moore (England).

Offside, France. Amandine Henry tries a through ball, but Wendie Renard is caught offside.

Eugénie Le Sommer (France) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lucy Bronze (England).

Substitution

Substitution, France. Élodie Thomis replaces Gaëtane Thiney.

Hand ball by Eugénie Le Sommer (France).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, England. Alex Scott replaces Rachel Daly.

Substitution

Substitution, England. Nikita Parris replaces Ellen White because of an injury.

Delay in match Ellen White (England) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, France. Eugénie Le Sommer replaces Kadidiatou Diani because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Kadidiatou Diani (France) because of an injury.

Amandine Henry (France) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ellen White (England).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1France Women11002113
2Germany Women00000000
3USA Women00000000
4England Women100112-10
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