EURO U21 CHAMPIONSHIP
England 1—2 France
MANCHESTER United target Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s shocking own goal left ten-man England Under-21s facing an uphill struggle to qualify from Group C last night.
What looked set to be a great night for the Young Lions, Phil Foden’s glorious goal sandwiching two French penalty misses, went horribly wrong late on.
Jonathan Ikone smartly levelled for France with two minutes left and worse was to follow when Crystal Palace’s £50million-rated right-back Wan-Bissaka inexplicably fired into his own net.
Earlier, Dean Henderson superbly saved Moussa Dembele’s first-half spot-kick before Foden’s exquisite finish to his own weaving run gave England a 54th-minute lead.
After Hamza Choudhury’s awful tackle saw VAR upgrade his yellow card to red, Houssem Aouar blew a chance to equalise when his resultant penalty struck the post.