England manager Gareth Southgate will have been left disappointed by his sides’ performance against France as, with almost half the match played against ten men, they lost 3-2 in Paris.
The Three Lions boss reverted to the three-at-the-back formation which was so popular after being debuted against Germany, and things looked to have started well.
After nine minutes Tottenham striker Harry Kane, who scored a late equaliser against Scotland at the weekend, opened the scoring.
However, after goals from Samuel Umtiti and Djibril Sidibe, it was 2-1 to the hosts at the break.
Just minutes into the second half, though, and it was advantage England when Rafael Varane was sent off and Kane converted from the following penalty.
With France down to ten men England should have taken the initiative, but it was a sloppy ball from Gary Cahill which let Les Bleus in once again, allowing Ousmane Dembele to bag his first goal at international level, which turned out to be the winner.
There was one Three Lions man who took the brunt of the criticism. Arsenal man Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain started in his supposedly preferred position of central midfield, and did not put in the best of shifts.
Fans on social media were quick to turn on the Gooner, who ended the season with a string of top performances…
Poor old Oxlade-Chamberlain has had a stinker
— Matt Sadler (@MattWShore) June 13, 2017
All oxlade chamberlain has done tonight is, sign, print and confirm how piss poor he is. More overrated then wilshire
— The Ginger One (@_CallumBennett_) June 13, 2017
Only thing reminding me of Oxlade-Chamberlain being on the pitch is watching him get skinned every couple of minutes. Poor so far.
— Nikhil Saglani (@Nikhil_Saglani) June 13, 2017
Chamberlain was absolutely shocking tonight, England's midfield options right now are embarrassing
— Browny (@harry_geezer97) June 13, 2017
Chamberlain in Centre mid is shocking, the boys passing isn't good enough!
— Lewis Weston (@lewlarrr) June 13, 2017
Oxlade-Chamberlain is an abysmal DM. Worst decision by an England Manager since making Kane take corners at Euro 2016. #FRAENG .
— Tales From The North (@TFromthenorth) June 13, 2017