Payet marches on

  • Dimitri Payet gets better of Darren Randolph as France beat Republic of Ireland 2-1 at Euro 2016
  • France qualify for quarter-final tie against England or Iceland
  • Tournament comes to an end for Randolph, who excelled once again
Dimitri Payet's Euro 2016 dream lives on after France came from behind to defeat the Republic of Ireland 2-1 in Sunday's last 16 tie in Lyon.

Les Bleus were given a stern test by Ireland, who went in front in the second minute through a Robbie Brady penalty and the hosts toiled during a first half in which Martin O'Neill's team looked comfortable.

But France came out in the second period with a stronger tempo and levelled in the 58th minute with an Antoine Griezmann header.

The same player struck again three minutes later to turn the game on its head and leave Randolph's side defeated.

Payet and Randolph both played the 90 minutes, with the France star seen consoling his teammate at the final whistle at the Stade des Lumieres.

Randolph enjoyed a terrific tournament, keeping a clean sheet against Italy to get Ireland to this stage, while Payet will hope to continue his sparkling form in making himself one of the stars of the competition to date.