England 2 Nigeria 1: 3 Lions edge out Super Eagles in World Cup warm-up clash at Wembley
England edged out Nigeria in their first World Cup warm-up clash as Gary Cahill and Harry Kane got on the score sheet in a 2-1 win.
The Chelsea defender headed home the opener in the seventh minute, before the Tottenham ace doubled the Three Lions’ lead just before the break.
Arsenal star Alex Iwobi immediately pulled a goal back the Super Eagles after the interval, as the African nation went in search of an equaliser.
But Gareth Southgate’s men held on for the win at Wembley, and will be hoping for the same result against Costa Rica at Elland Road on Thursday.
The former Middlesbrough will be concerned how his side let Nigeria back in the game after conceding in a close contest at the home of football.
While he will also be needing to have a private conversation yet again with Raheem Sterling after the Manchester City winger was booked for simulation.
The Citizens star attempted to con the referee and win a penalty for England during the second half, as dived into goalkeeper Francis Uzoho.
Southgate made five substitutions in the match, with Fabian Delph, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Danny Welbeck all getting valuable minutes. (Sun UK)