England 1 France 2
There are many ways that the England Under-21s have conspired to blow European championships over the years but having scored one of the summer’s great goals and withstood two missed France penalties – and a sending off – somehow it all fell part in the 95th minute.
This was an epic game that turned slowly into an epic defeat in which England were authors of their own downfall in the game’s critical moments, starting with a challenge from Hamza Choudhury that he will regret for some time. It ended with a stupendously late own goal from Aaron Wan-Bissaka, way off the pace on this occasion, and in a tournament that is short, sweet and often brutal, England’s chances of reaching the semi-finals hang in the balance.
Before all the late drama was one of the greatest Under-21s goal from Phil Foden, up there with David Dunn’s against Holland in 2001, a weaving, jinking run and an ice-in-the-veins finish witnessed in person by Gareth Southgate. If anyone was unaware, it was a goal that announced the Manchester City teenager as one of the great young talents of the European game although he might not see the knockout stage of the competition.
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