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Nigeria kit sells out after three million pre-orders

Nigeria kit sells out after three million pre-orders

Raheem Sterling nearly made it 2-0 for the hosts in the 13th minute after going through inside the box but his lobbed effort over goalkeeper Francis Uzoho sailed wide.

In the second half, however, manager Gernot Rohr made multiple changes, matching shape with England.

But it was from the resulting corner that England took the lead, Cahill leaping to powerfully head home Trippier's outswinging delivery.

Harry Kane continued his scoring streak as England captain but Gareth Southgate's side made heavy work of beating Nigeria in their final Wembley outing before the World Cup.

Raheem Sterling starts despite last week's controversy about his timekeeping and tattoos, with Harry Kane leading the line as a lone centre-forward. In the second period the Super Eagles soared and won the half 0-1 and having chances to make it an 0-2 win too.

The Africans, who also head to Russian Federation later this month, pulled a goal back through Alex Iwobi shortly after the break but threatened only fleetingly for much of the game.

The Super Eagles were poor in the first half and rightly conceded two goals - it could have been more before the 70,025 people packed into Wembley Stadium.

Wing backs Kieran Trippier and Ashley Young added to England's attacking power.

Cahill was making his first England appearance since October after his late-season return to form with Chelsea convinced Southgate to recall the centre-back.

There are so many of them, the usual scenario you experience when some coaches will say they don't have a team, some will say they are lacking in one department or another, are they native doctors?

20' FREEKICK! Young (England) is clipped by Onazi and the home side have another free-kick in a good position. "There was a lot of unselfish one and two-touch play".

- England are unbeaten in 18 encounters against African nations (W12 D6), with this the third time they've faced Nigeria - winning twice and drawing once.

Stoke's Jack Butland and Burnley's Nick Pope are also in the 23-man squad.

Alli was born in, and lived in England his whole life - hence his decision to the play for the three Lions at global level, unlike the likes of Alex Iwobi and Victor Moses.

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