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France 1-2 England

Lionesses stun France to boost Euro 2025 qualifying hopes

2024/06/04 22:29
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England secured a crucial 2-1 victory in Saint-Etienne, reigniting their Euro 2025 qualifying campaign with a remarkable win over France.

The Lionesses, who had lost to France in Newcastle on Friday, delivered a much-improved performance in the rematch.

Despite missing several early opportunities, with Alessia Russo and Beth Mead coming closest, England finally broke the deadlock in the 21st minute when Georgia Stanway unleashed a powerful right-footed strike from outside the area into the bottom corner.

Russo nearly doubled the lead shortly after with a header from Lucy Bronze's cross, but it was saved. She eventually found the net by heading in a superb cross from Lauren Hemp in the 35th minute.

France improved in the second half but struggled to break down England's solid defence.

The French side were handed a lifeline when Leah Williamson fouled Grace Geyoro in the box, allowing Kadidiatou Diani to convert the penalty.

In the closing moments, Hannah Hampton made a spectacular save to deny Marie-Antoinette Katoto, securing England's win and handing France their first home defeat in five years.

This victory ends France's perfect record in Euro 2025 qualifying, but they still lead the group with nine points, two ahead of England, who are now third with two matches remaining against Ireland and Sweden next month.



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2024-06-04 23h19m by ocollinsworth
Wow, what a game! Our Lionesses really showed their fighting spirit with that impressive win over France. Russo and Stanway were on fire and our defence held strong against a tough French side. Let's keep this momentum going and secure our spot in Euro 2025.
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2024-06-04 22h50m by awalkerson7
However, England held on for the win and now sit second in their Euro 2025 qualifying group.


As a die-hard England fan, I couldn't be more proud of the Lionesses tonight! What a comeback and what a win against France. Our girls showed determination and grit to secure this crucial victory.
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