A penalty from Fran Kirby was a mere comfort for England as they slipped to a 3-1 defeat towards France in an enthralling worldwide pleasant.
In a scrappy begin to the sport, England had been electrical in assault however shaky on the again. The truth is, the primary half was summed up completely simply after the half hour mark when Ellen White’s tap-in was rightly dominated out for offside, earlier than France went straight down the opposite finish to take the lead by way of Sandy Baltimore.
The Lionesses’ hopes of a comeback had been dashed on the hour mark when Rachel Daly conceded a penalty for a careless problem, from which Viviane Asseyi made no mistake. However Fran Kirby ensured a nervy ending when she netted her personal spot kick with 12 minutes to go – the primary purpose France had conceded in over 13 hours.
Kiera Walsh struck the publish a couple of minutes later, however France wrapped the sport up quickly after as Marie-Antoinette Katoto tapped residence from shut vary to seal the win for Les Bleus.
This is how England’s gamers rated on the night time…
Ellie Roebuck (GK) – 7/10 – Appeared a bit nervous at instances however made up for it with a handful of fantastic saves. France would have been clear early on with out her.
Rachel Daly (RB) – 4/10 – Laborious to be too crucial of Daly. She’s not a right-back (she’s not even a defender) and France had been more than pleased to take advantage of that. She was completely mauled by Baltimore.
Millie Vibrant (CB) – 5/10 – Threw herself in entrance of a handful of pictures however appeared frail within the air. France pumped in cross after cross and the Chelsea star did not look as much as it.
Leah Williamson (CB) – 5/10 – Like Vibrant, Williamson discovered it onerous to take care of France’s ahead line. Not a classic efficiency from both central defender, who clearly missed Steph Houghton’s affect.
Alex Greenwood (LB) – 4/10 – Hauled off at half-time after struggling to match as much as France’s potent entrance line.
Jill Scott (CM) – 5/10 – Confirmed her age slightly as she struggled to deal with the tempo of the sport. Outgunned in midfield.
Keira Walsh (CM) – 8/10 – Picked up the slack from Scott with a wonderful displaying. Sprayed passes across the subject all night time lengthy and appeared eager to get on the ball. Deserved extra luck than she acquired along with her late strike.
Nikita Parris (RM) – 7/10 – Missed a sitter on the stroke of half-time and was hauled off quickly after. Ought to have had extra of an impression.
Fran Kirby (AM) – 8/10 – The Chelsea star wasn’t as harmful as we have seen at membership stage, however she nonetheless managed to torment France’s backline. Discovered herself in so many harmful areas and helped pull the strings in assault. Took her penalty with actual composure.
Beth Mead (LM) – 5/10 – Struggled to get into the sport and was surprisingly marked out of the sport by Torrent. Mead’s greatest impression was continually screaming ‘OUR BALL!’.
Ellen White (ST) – 7/10 – Had quite a lot of enjoyable up towards France’s defenders however discovered her greatest adversary to be the offside flag. Will likely be annoyed to not have performed extra.
Chloe Kelly – 7/10
Niamh Charles – 6/10
Lotte Wubben-Moy – 6/10
Lauren Hemp – 7/10
Jordan Nobbs – 6/10
Beth England – 6/10