England women held by France

England stretched their unbeaten run to eight matches with a goalless draw against France in Doncaster.

The visitors dominated the first half, but England defender Lucy Bronze went closest, heading wide from a free-kick.

France’s Sandie Toletti forced Karen Bardsley into a save with a long-range strike, but England failed to work keeper Sarah Bouhaddi.

Toni Duggan had a late goal ruled out for handball for the Lionesses who have not beaten France since 1974.

Mark Sampson’s side have not scored against the French in their last four meetings, but can take heart from a solid defensive display, leaving the opposition with limited chances.

England’s last defeat came in the SheBelieves Cup in March when they lost 2-1 to Germany. They then went through six Euro 2017 qualifying games without defeat.

Their next friendly match is against Spain in Guadalajara on Tuesday, 25 October.

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