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An early goal from Rianna Dean seals St. George's Park victory over France for WU21s

Thursday 05 Mar 2020
England's Rianna Dean fires home the winner against France at St. George's Park

England Women's U21s picked up a victory over France in the first of their double-header at St. George's Park on Thursday afternoon.

Rehanne Skinner's squad have been at the national football centre this week in preparation for two games against the French and the Young Lionesses got off to a winning start.

There was just four minutes on the clock when Tottenham Hotspur forward Rianna Dean let fly with a shot past French keeper Justine Lerond to put England ahead, a lead which they never relinquished.

England will play host again for the second game against France on Sunday afternoon.

England: 1 Emily Ramsey, 2 Esmee Morgan, 3 Lotte Wubben-Moy (c), 5 Maz Pacheco, 6 Megan Finnigan, 7 Niamh Charles, 8 Aimee Palmer, 9 Hannah Cain, 10 Ella Toone, 11 Rianna Dean, 12 Poppy Pattinson

Substitutes: 16 Niamh Cashin for Pattinson 59, 14 Amy Rodgers for Palmer 67, 18 Emily Syme for Cain 67

Substitutes not used: 4 Connie Scofield, 13 Charlotte Clarke, 17 Angela Addison, 19 Amelia Hazard, 20 Taylor Hinds

Goals: Rianna Dean 4

Head coach: Rehanne Skinner

France: 1 Justine Lerond, 2 Lisa Martinez, 3 Selma Bacha, 4 Emeline Saint Georges, 5 Maelle Lakrar, 6 Chloe Philippe (c), 7 Lorena Azzara, 8 Carla Polito, 9 Melvine Malard, 11 Sandy Baltimore, 12 Magou Doucoure

Substitutes: 14 Celya Barclais for Doucoure 64, 20 Naomie Vagre for Azzara 64, 10 Eva Kouache for Phillipe 64, 13 Oceane Deslandes for Bacha 67, 15 Sonia Ouchene for Martinez 76, 18 Amandine Beche for Malard 76

Substitutes not used: 16 Alice Pinguet, 17 Laurene Martin, 19 Kenza Chapelle

Head coach: Gilles Eyquem


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