Ian Poulter beats world number one Dustin Johnson to help Europe regain the Ryder Cup

Ian Poulter beat Dustin Johnson to help Europe regain the Ryder Cup. Credit: PA

Hertfordshire's Ian Poulter beat world number one Dustin Johnson in his singles match as Europe regained the Ryder Cup with victory over the USA in France.

The 42-year-old from Hitchin saw off his American counterpart to spark wild celebrations at Le Golf National.

Open champion Francesco Molinari won the decisive point to take Europe past the magic 14½-point winning mark just moments later against Phil Mickelson, while Jon Rahm, Thorbjorn Olesen and Sergio García were among the other victors on a momentous final day.

Tommy Fleetwood celebrates Europe's win. Credit: PA

Europe had gone into the competition as underdogs against a star-studded American team, but they defied the odds to take the cup back by a margin of 17½ - 10½.

Victory for Poulter means he's now won five of the six Ryder Cup singles matches he's played in his career.