WATCH: Brighton ace nets first-ever international goal in friendly defeat to Kylian Mbappé's France

Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Billy Gilmour opened his Scotland account in style in France on Tuesday evening.
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But the 22-year-old’s sumptuous strike couldn’t prevent the Tartan Army from falling to a heavy 4-1 defeat against the FIFA World Cup runners-up in Lille.

Gilmour gave Scotland a shock lead after just 11 minutes. The ex-Rangers and Chelsea midfielder snuffed out Eduardo Camavinga’s backpass and crashed a shot inside the far post.

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But a star-studded France side needed just five minutes to find a leveller. Benjamin Pavard glanced home his header from an Antoine Griezmann corner to equalise before the Inter defender nodded in France’s second.

Paris Saint-German superstar Kylian Mbappé added a third from the penalty spot before half-time after VAR judged Liam Kelly to have fouled Olivier Giroud in the box.

Kingsley Coman then rocketed home a half-volley on the rebound on 70 minutes, after Griezmann’s close-range effort rattled the bar, to complete a convincing win for the hosts.

Gilmour has provided three assist in 27 appearances for Albion in all competitions since his move from Chelsea in September 2022.

The highly-regarded midfielder has appeared ten times for the Seagulls this season, and has registered one assist.