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England V Nigeria - As it happened.

Pin Official line-ups for England and Nigeria. BeSoccer
Official line-ups for England and Nigeria. BeSoccer

England V Nigeria - As it happened.

Join us for live updates as England take on Nigeria in a pre-World Cup friendly at Wembley.

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94'
And that's all she wrote. England's electric first half display was nullified by Nigeria in the second period, but Southgate's men did enough to grind out the win.
93'
Loftus-Cheek dinks the ball to Rose who is ruled to be offside.
90'
Four additional minutes will be played. Can Nigeria claw another goal back?
86'
Delph lofts an inviting ball to Rashford at the back post who nods over.
85'
Welbeck is bundled over on the edge of the box but the referee says no foul.
81'
Alli makes way for Delph.
81'
Rashford, not one to shy away from a long shot, hacks at the ball and watches on as it trickles over the line for a goal kick.
78'
Welbeck gallops through on goal but Troost-Ekong puts in a well-timed last ditch tackle to stop him getting a shot away.
76'
Iheanacho replaces Ighalo. Could he be the man to net the leveller?
74'
Lightning strikes twice for Nigeria. Another brutal clash of heads. Both men are fine to continue.
73'
Another double substitution from Southgate. Kane and Sterling make way for Welbeck and Rashford.
71'
A promising England attack ends in Loftus-Cheek lifting the ball over the keeper and over Kane at the back post.
67'
Changes in the England camp. Loftus-Cheek and Rose replace Lingard and Young.
63'
Moses off, Musa on. Nigeria are going for it.
62'
Dier darts to the near post and, unmarked, flashes his header across the face of goal.
59'
It's a totally different game this half. Nigeria have come out determined. England looked stunned.
56'
Moses tries his luck from distance but lashes his shot high and into the stands. Wasteful.
52'
Sterling takes a tumble in the box and picks up a booking. You're better than that, Raheem.
46'
GOAL! NIGERIA! IWOBI! What a start! After Ighalo's effort canons off the post, Iwobi meets the follow up with a thunderous, first-time strike. 2-1!
46'
Nigeria get us back underway!
45'
Four changes at the break for Nigeria, Ogu, Omeruo, Ebeuhi and Etebo all enter the fray.
45'
A very dominant England display sees them 2-0 up and cruising at half-time.
45'
One added minute at the end of the first half.
45'
Moses jinks inside of Walker and drills the ball at Pickford who gathers comfortably.
39'
GOAL! ENGLAND! KANE! Kane lashes an effort from the edge of the box. His strike is too hot to handle for Uzoho and England double their lead! 2-0.
37'
Sterling wriggles away from his marker and rifles a shot over the bar!
36'
Pickford is called into action! The Everton keeper pounces on the ball at the front post.
33'
Sterling finds himself behind the Nigeria defence and tries to feed Trippier at the back post but his pass is sloppy and is easily dealt with by Uzoho.
29'
A very well-worked attack from England ends in Lingard poking his effort at the keeper. Very incisive play from the Three Lions.
27'
Nigeria make their first appearance in the England box. Ighalo hits a shot on the turn but it's blocked by Stones.
23'
Sterling is brought down cynically by Mikel on the halfway line.
19'
Idowu's last ditch tackle stops Ashley Young from doubling England's lead.
15'
The Nigerians are struggling to string a few passes together. They've managed to drive England out of their half, however.
13'
It's deja vu for the Nigeria back four. Alli plays Sterling in once again but the Manchester City winger dinks wide of the target.
11'
England are piling the pressure on. Alli slips the ball through to Sterling who sees his shot blocked.
7'
GOAL! ENGLAND! CAHILL! A real peach of a header from the Chelsea man! Cahill rises highest, flexes his neck muscles and drills a header into the top corner. Unstoppable. 1-0.
6'
Uzoho dives well to his right to push Trippier's curling effort wide of the post!
6'
England have a free-kick on the edge of the box after Alli was dragged to the deck. Young and Trippier stood over it.
4'
A nasty clash of heads between Joel Obi and Balogun. The latter looks to have come off worse, taking a sore one in the cheek.
3'
A few early exchanges of possession but nothing dangerous in the opening minutes.
1'
Alli, whose biological father is Nigerian, is being loudly booed by the Nigeria fans. It's going to be a long game for the Spurs man...
1'
We're underway!
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The anthems are in full swing. We're minutes away from kick-off at Wembley!
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England's XI boasts four Tottenham players and three Manchester City players whilst Nigeria's squad has an array of Premier League talent, with the likes of Iheanacho and Ndidi available on the bench.
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Nigeria: Uzoho, Idowu, Ekong, Balogun, Onazi, Obi Mikel, Obi, Shehu, Ighalo, Moses, Iwobi.
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England: Pickford, Trippier, Young, Walker, Stones, Cahill, Lingard, Dier, Kane, Sterling, Alli.
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Good afternoon and welcome to our live feed of England v Nigeria, the Three Lions v the Super Eagles! Both countries will be keen to gain momentum going into this month's showpiece - the Russia World Cup.
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