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England dent France’s hopes of 2021 Six Nations title

Maro Itoje scored a Seventy fifth-minute attempt to see England declare an exciting 23-20 victory at Twickenham and dent France’s hopes of a Six Nations title.

Gameflow: In a panoramic first half the lead modified palms 3 times as France ran in two tries and England one. The second half was way more tight, with each kickers buying and selling penalties, earlier than England laid the telling blow as Itoje simply managed to floor the ball earlier than being held up after smashing his method over the tryline. The consequence denied France a possible Grand Slam and felled them 10 factors behind leaders Wales. England, in the meantime, grabbed the second win of their marketing campaign and briefly elevated to second place on the desk, with Eire and Scotland set to face off on Sunday.

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Star performer: Wing Anthony Watson was deservedly named man of the match after an outstanding efficiency which included a strive, 83 operating metres and 4 damaged tackles (essentially the most of any English participant).

Key stats: As a large distinction from their first three video games – during which they conceded a complete of 41 penalties – England conceded none within the opening 20 minutes of the match, their first coming within the twenty fifth minute from a scrum. Whereas England’s penalty rely finally went into double figures (10) within the second half, it was essential that they saved their self-discipline within the first half, because it allowed Eddie Jones’ aspect to remain in contact with the guests.

England – Tries: Anthony Watson, Maro Itoje. Conversions: Owen Farrell (2). Penalties: Farrell (3).
France – Tries: Antoine Dupont, Damian Penaud. Conversions: Mathieu Jalibert (2). Penalties: Jalibert (2).

Picture: Adrian DENNIS/AFP