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Pogba comes to France's rescue at World Cup

16 Jun 2018
Paul Pogba, France

Manchester United star sets up late winner against Australia, while Sergio Aguero scores in Argentina draw

Premier League players were among the goals at the 2018 FIFA World Cup as Paul Pogba assisted one goal and Sergio Aguero scored another in their group matches. 

The Manchester United midfielder's late shot deflected in to beat Australia and Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper, Mat Ryan, for a 2-1 win for France. 

France had led through Antoine Griezmann's spot-kick but were pegged back by a penalty from Mile Jedinak.

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and N'Golo Kante, of Chelsea, were the other PL starters for France, while Olivier Giroud was a late substitute.

Huddersfield Town midfielder Aaron Mooy starred in midfield for Australia.

Aguero frustrated
Sergio Aguero, Argentina
Sergio Aguero celebrates his goal but Argentina were held 1-1 by Iceland

Aguero showed his trademark finishing skills in giving Argentina the lead against Iceland.

But the Manchester City forward's clinical close-range strike was soon cancelled out by Alfred Finnbogason, after a cross by Everton's Gylfi Sigurdsson was not cleared.

Burnley midfielder Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Cardiff City's Aron Gunnarsson also helped Iceland to their first World Cup point.

Man Utd defender Marcos Rojo played the whole match for Argentina.

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