Inka Grings scored twice to lead Germany to a 4-2 win over France to reclaim top spot in Group A at the women's World Cup on Tuesday.

Kerstin Garefrekes opened the scoring in the 25th minute, and Grings scored in the 32nd before halftime substitute Marie-Laure Delie pulled one back for France in the 56th.

France goalkeeper Berangere Sapowicz was sent off for bringing down Fatmire Bajramaj in the 65th, and Grings converted the resultant penalty in the 68th.

Before 45,867 fans at the soldout Borussia Park, France was back in it despite only having 10 players when defender Laura Georges scored from another corner in the 72nd.

Celia Okoyino da Mbabi finally made the game safe when she scored in the 89th.