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Six Nations: Last gasp Sexton drop goal seals dramatic Ireland win in France

France 13-15 Ireland

A miracle Jonny Sexton drop goal earned the most dramatic of Ireland victories in the Stade de France.

Joe Schmidt's side's hopes of winning a Grand Slam are alive and well, but only just.

They looked to be over after a 71st minute French tie put the hosts into the lead for the first time during the game.

Ireland had led since the third minute through Sexton's first penalty and two more successful kicks, sandwiching Maxime Machenaud's score, had the visitors 9-3 ahead at the break.

Seven minutes into the second half, Sexton stretched the lead to 12-3 but France chipped away at that advantage, Machenaud slotting over another penalty of his own seven minutes later.

A missed Sexton penalty on 62 minutes seemed to have proved crucial and was punished when Teddy Thomas went over on 71, Machenaud's conversion putting the French one point ahead.

But Sexton redeemed himself in perfect fashion with the last gasp winner.

Here's the match as it happened:

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