France 22-16 England
|France: (9) 22|
|Try: Penalty try* Pens: Machenaud 4 Beauxis|
|England: (9) 16|
|Try: May Con: Farrell Pens: Farrell 2 Daly|
England fell to a second chastening defeat in two matches as Ireland's bonus-point win over Scotland secured the Six Nations title.
Eddie Jones' men needed to beat France and score four tries to keep the championship alive, but they came nowhere close in a largely toothless display that belied their status as the world's second-ranked team.
A game poised at 9-9 at half-time was blown open when Anthony Watson's high tackle on Benjamin Fall saw the England full-back sent to the sin-bin for 10 minutes and a penalty try awarded.
Jonny May's late try gave them hope of an unlikely win, but France held out against a white-shirted onslaught at the death for only their second win in a year.
Not since 2006 have England lost three matches in a single Six Nations season, but with Ireland coming to Twickenham next Saturday with a Grand Slam in their sights, that is now a real possibility.
England had won nine of the last 11 matches between these two sides in the Six Nations, including the last three in a row.
But they only found any fluidity in the last 15 minutes, and this is now three defeats in their last five matches in a tournament they had won in Jones's first two years in charge.