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England hold off France fightback

France 1-2 England
Two early goals were enough for England to make a winning start to Group B despite late France pressure.

Highlights: France 1-2 England
  • England produce hard-working display to win Group B opener against France
  • Three Lions race into a two-goal lead inside nine minutes
  • Dominic Solanke crosses and Clément Michelin puts into his own net 
  • Chelsea striker Solanke then finishes with aplomb from Sheyi Ojo's through ball
  • France grow into the game and Jean-Kévin Augustin threatens after 20 minutes
  • Paris forward Augustin halves the deficit with an acrobatic finish soon after
  • England keeper Freddie Woodman tips Michelin's shot onto bar in 62nd minute
  • France stopper Paul Bernardoni then denies Tammy Abraham with fine low save
  • Les Bleus up the ante late on, but England hold firm to claim three points
  • Also in Group B: Croatia 1-3 Netherlands
  • Friday fixtures: Netherlands v England (12:00CEST), Croatia v France (19:30CEST)