The front page of L'Équipe summed up the solidarity of the England-France game

Louis Dor
Wednesday 18 November 2015 10:50
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England played France at Wembley last night, winning 2-0 thanks to goals from Delle Alli and Wayne Rooney.

However, in light of the Paris attacks, the result of the friendly was inconsequential, as the front page of this morning's L'Équipe summarised perfectly.

Thank you to the English for this memorable tribute.

Thank you, very much.

The match was overshadowed by the show of support for France by those in attendance, encapsulated by the rousing rendition of La Marseillaise and the respectful minute's silence.

The prime minister of France, Manuel Valls, tweeted:

The Marseillaise at Wembley. Two peoples in unison. Immense emotion. Liberty. Equality. Brotherhood.

A particularly touching moment was the substitution of Yohan Cabaye for Lassana Diarra, whose cousin Asta Diakite was one of those killed in the attacks.

Diarra received a standing ovation from the Wembley Crowd as he stepped on to the field.

(Picture: Getty)

England manager Roy Hodgson said:

It was a very poignant occasion. It was really everything I expected it to be.

France manager Didier Deschamps said his side "felt grateful" for the "very heartfelt, special, moving, grandiose moment":

We have had a moment of communal grief and this has been good for us.

Watch La Marseillaise sung at Wembley:

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