Three Lions beat Super Eagles in global friendly

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Two first-half goals was all England needed to walk away 2-1 winners over Nigeria in an global friendly on Saturday.

Sterling, who also apologised to his England teammates for arriving late to the team's training camp due to a mix-up with flights, has been supported by multiple figures in the game amid the press scrutiny.

Sterling laid on the second goal for captain Harry Kane after Cahill had headed England in front inside seven minutes.

England boss Gareth Southgate admits the team which started the friendly with Nigeria at Wembley isn't far from the one which might start the World Cup opener against Tunisia.

In the sixth minute, Trippier nearly scored from a free kick but Uzoho tipped the ball out to the corner.

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

13' CHANCE! England are running riots over their visitors and Raheem Sterling run over the Eagles defence to create two quick scoring opportunities.

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A tense fourth set unfolded, with Dzumhur- who at one stage collided with a ball boy - breaking for a 3-2 lead. Why not? Just because you said it so nicely, I'm going to believe that now'.

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A video released by the company ahead of the training session showed a clip of the two African-American men being arrested . He mounted the campaign in response to racial strife in Ferguson, Mo., and said he felt "we had to do something".

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The social media response towards Sterling in the last week has been largely supportive and - with the spotlight firmly on him at Wembley - it was a similar reaction. Everyone has to be ready to come into the side.

"In the first half our usual formation didn't work".

"It is something if you look back and you think you'd be there, you'd probably think you were dreaming".

Ultimately Southgate's charges did manage to restore order, holding onto their advantage with relative ease as the likes of Marcus Rashford, Danny Welbeck and Ruben Loftus-Cheek were afforded some game time late on, while Fabian Delph got his first worldwide outing since 2015. Nigeria's next game is against the Czech Republic in Austria before they depart for Russian Federation.

Ian Wright admitted England's performance against Nigeria was "worrying" despite the fact the Three Lions came away with a win.

Cahill's goal against Nigeria again showed how unsafe he can be in the opposition box, and perhaps it's Stones who could miss out on a place in the starting XI rather than the Chelsea man should Southgate bring in Leicester's Harry Maguire (5/4).

It's been labelled as one of the greatest kits of all time. Ben STANSALL / AFP Nigeria's defender Kenneth Omeruo vies with England's striker Harry Kane during the global friendly football match between England and Nigeria at Wembley stadium in London on June 2, 2018.

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