International friendlies • Regular
  • 2nd Half
  • England
  • Nigeria
  • AlliDelph
    82'
  • Musa
    77'
  • IghaloIheanacho
    77'
  • SterlingRashford
    73'
  • KaneWelbeck
    73'
  • YoungRose
    68'
  • LingardLoftus-Cheek
    67'
  • MosesMusa
    63'
  • Sterling
    52'
  • Iwobi
    47'
  • 1/2 Time
  • England
  • Nigeria
  • ObiOgu
    45'
  • BalogunOmeruo
    45'
  • ShehuEbuehi
    45'
  • OnaziEtebo
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • England
  • Nigeria
  • Kane
    39'
  • Cahill
    7'
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International friendlies - 2 June 2018

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FULL-TIME. An excellent first half from England, a less good second half, but all in all a decent warm-up for them, as Nigeria gave them plenty to think about in the second 45 minutes. Thanks for your company this evening.

90' 

Four minutes to be added on here.

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86' 

Good effort from Rashford, trying to dink Delph's cross in at the far post, but he can't get his header under control.

  • Fabian Delph
    OffDele AlliEnglandFabian Delph! This is his first appearance under Gareth Southgate, and he's replacing Dele, who gets booed off by the Nigeria fans.
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    OnFabian DelphEngland
82'

Fabian Delph! This is his first appearance under Gareth Southgate, and he's replacing Dele, who gets booed off by the Nigeria fans.

79' 

Loftus-Cheek is trying to get himself involved down the right, but England have really been more subdued in this second half as they have endeavoured to defend their slender advantage.

  • Ahmed Musa
    Yellow cardAhmed MusaNigeriaAnd a second yellow card of the evening, this one to substitute Musa.
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And a second yellow card of the evening, this one to substitute Musa.

  • Kelechi Iheanacho
    OffOdion IghaloNigeriaIghalo is replaced by Iheanacho.
    TodayBlocked Shots1Fouls1Fouls against3Hit Post / Hit Bar1
  • Kelechi Iheanacho
    OnKelechi IheanachoNigeria
77'

Ighalo is replaced by Iheanacho.

  • Marcus Rashford
    OffRaheem SterlingEnglandAnd Marcus Rashford replaces Raheem Sterling.
    TodayAssists1Blocked Shots1Yellow Cards1Fouls1
  • Marcus Rashford
    OnMarcus RashfordEngland
74' 

And Marcus Rashford replaces Raheem Sterling.

  • Danny Welbeck
    OffHarry KaneEnglandApplause for Harry Kane, replaced by Danny Welbeck.
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  • Danny Welbeck
    OnDanny WelbeckEngland
73' 

Applause for Harry Kane, replaced by Danny Welbeck.

71' 

Sterling finds himself with his back to goal and a lot of physical work to do against Ogu.

69' 

Mikel has a bobbling effort from distance, but Pickford is watching that all the way and gets himself behind it.

  • Danny Rose
    OffAshley YoungEnglandInteresting to see how they slot in to this shape today as well.
    TodayOn target1Fouls1Fouls against2Free Kicks3
  • Danny Rose
    OnDanny RoseEngland
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Interesting to see how they slot in to this shape today as well.

  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek
    OffJesse LingardEnglandFirst England substitutions of the evening, with Danny Rose and Ruben Loftus-Cheek coming on for Jesse Lingard and Ashley Young. Both of them have had good games.
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  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek
    OnRuben Loftus-CheekEngland
67'

First England substitutions of the evening, with Danny Rose and Ruben Loftus-Cheek coming on for Jesse Lingard and Ashley Young. Both of them have had good games.

65' 

The free kick is cleared by Dier, and a variety of long balls ensue.

64' 

Musa is on the charge down the left, but loses the ball, and the referee brings play back for a foul on Ighalo.

  • Ahmed Musa
    OffVictor MosesNigeriaVictor Moses is replaced by Ahmed Musa.
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  • Ahmed Musa
    OnAhmed MusaNigeria
63'

Victor Moses is replaced by Ahmed Musa.

62' 

Corner to England, which Young plays in towards Dier, running in towards the near post and flicking his header past the far one.

58' 

England are under the cosh a little bit, and struggling to get a break together.

55' 

Well, this sets up the second half nicely. Nigeria, with those four substitutes, are veritably a different team, and England now have more to deal with. Which is what you want in a World Cup warm-up, really.

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  • Raheem Sterling
    Yellow cardRaheem SterlingEnglandA booking for Raheem Sterling, going to ground in the box without any contact with the goalkeeper.
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52'

A booking for Raheem Sterling, going to ground in the box without any contact with the goalkeeper.

  • John Ogu
    OffJoel Chukwuma ObiNigeriaFourth sub.
    TodayBlocked Shots1Fouls1
  • John Ogu
    OnJohn OguNigeria
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Fourth sub.

  • Kenneth Omeruo
    OffLeon BalogunNigeriaThird sub.
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  • Kenneth Omeruo
    OnKenneth OmeruoNigeria
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Third sub.

  • Tyronne Ebuehi
    OffAbdullahi ShehuNigeriaSecond sub.
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  • Tyronne Ebuehi
    OnTyronne EbuehiNigeria
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Second sub.

  • Oghenekaro Etebo
    OffOgenyi OnaziNigeriaRight, those Nigeria subs.
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  • Oghenekaro Etebo
    OnOghenekaro EteboNigeria
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Right, those Nigeria subs.

  • Alex Iwobi
    GoalAlex IwobiNigeriaGOAL! Iwobi gets one back for Nigeria, hitting it first time left-footed after Ighalo's initial shot crashes off the post.
    TodayGoals1On target1Blocked Shots2Fouls1
47' 

GOAL! Iwobi gets one back for Nigeria, hitting it first time left-footed after Ighalo's initial shot crashes off the post.

46' 

As I endeavour to do so, Nigeria get us under way in the second half.

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Lots of substitutions imminent. I shall try to keep up with them.

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HALF-TIME. England are two up, one fine header, one deflected shot, and Nigeria are not too much of a challenge here.

45' 

One minute to be added on here at Wembley.

45' 

Iwobi drives a shot into assorted England ankles, and it bounces back into the middle of the park.

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41' 

Young and Lingard are linking up really well on the left side still.

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  • Harry Kane
    GoalHarry KaneEnglandGOAL! And that's a powerful, incisive strike from Harry Kane, hitting it from range. The goalkeeper should have done a lot better with that, mind, allowing it to squirm under his body.
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GOAL! And that's a powerful, incisive strike from Harry Kane, hitting it from range. The goalkeeper should have done a lot better with that, mind, allowing it to squirm under his body.

39' 

Uzoho tries the option of throwing the ball out and attempting to launch an attack, but it's given away in midfield again.

37' 

Sterling checks inside, turns, shoots, but that's always rising and it fizzes over the bar.

36' 

Stones pushes his man further and further to the left, who eventually gets his shot off and that's smothered easily by Pickford.

35' 

Another corner for England, swung in by Young. It reaches Trippier, who puts it back in the mixer, but the whistle blows, presumably for a push in the box.

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33' 

Sterling comes down the left, and though Nigeria appeal for offside, no flag is raised. The final ball isn't there, though, despite Trippier lurking and ready to shoot.

30' 

Trippier plays Lingard through once more, and he cuts it back to Sterling, whose position isn't quite as useful as Harry Kane's would have been, a little further out.

28' 

A great move down the right, Dele and Lingard combining beautifully, and that's another England corner.

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That looked like some real panic in the England box there before Stones eventually hacked it clear.

26' 

Nigeria are pressing England a little bit now, for the first time, forcing the defence to think about things.

23' 

Young is involved in pretty much everything so far this evening.

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The referee has to go over to the fourth official and get his audio equipment sorted out. Modern technology, eh, readers?

21' 

Young takes it, looking for the head of Cahill again, and the keeper collects Dele's rebound shot.

20' 

A foul by Onazi on Young, and that free kick is given, about 40 yards out, just on the left.

19' 

Sterling holds the ball up well, waiting for support in the box, which eventually comes from Young, whose shot is disappointing.

18' 

Trippier is putting in some crosses with pace from the right, and is bundled over for his troubles, but the referee just awards a goal kick rather than the free kick.

17' 

Shehu dips in a cross from the right flank, but Pickford is watching that all the way, and claims easily.

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15'

Smart offside trap from England's back three, who are looking well organised, albeit under little pressure.

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13' 

Sterling cuts in down the left, picking up Dele's cute little ball, and looks to dink the ball home, dragging it wide of the far post.

12' 

Short corner routine, and the Nigeria keeper is lucky to hold the ball after a fumble.

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Young puts it in, seeking the head of Cahill once more. It pings back out of the box, and it ends up at the feet of Young once more. Sterling takes it on, and his shot is deflected out for another corner.

11' 

Dele, still getting roundly booed, wins another corner.

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8' 

Sterling is bursting through the middle here, but Onazi nips in before he can do anything too dangerous.

  • Gary Cahill
    GoalGary CahillEnglandGOAL! The corner kick is outswung, towards the head of Gary Cahill, who firmly heads it home into the top corner, past the man on the line. Perfect routine.
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7'

GOAL! The corner kick is outswung, towards the head of Gary Cahill, who firmly heads it home into the top corner, past the man on the line. Perfect routine.

6' 

Play is under way again, and England win themselves a corner.

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A clash of heads in the box from two Nigeria players who are both prone in their own box now - that's Obi and Balogun needing attention now.

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Dele squares the ball, looking for Kane, but Ekong eventually clears it, after falling over it initially.

3' 

Ashley Young wins England a free kick wide on the left, and they opt to play it back into defence and build from there.

2' 

Dele Alli is getting booed by Nigeria fans every time he touches the ball.

1' 

England kick us off on this pleasant Wembley evening.

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A minute's remembrance for Ray Wilson and Ray Wilkins.

17:10 

The teams are out, and it's time for the national anthems.

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16:15 

TEAMS: England - Pickford, Trippier, Young, Walker, Stones, Cahill, Lingard, Dier, Kane, Sterling, Dele. Subs - Rose, Butland, Maguire, Delph, Livermore, Loftus-Cheek, Lallana, Vardy, Rashford, Welbeck, Pope, Heaton. /// Nigeria - Uzoho, Idowu, Ekong, Balogun, Onazi, Mikel, Obi, Shehu, Ighalo, Moses, Iwobi. Subs - Akpeyi, Ezenwa, Aina, Echiejile, Omeruo, Musa, Etebo, Ndidi, Iheanacho, Simy, Ogu, Awaziem, Ebuehi, Agu.

15:45 

Good afternoon, and welcome to our LIVE coverage of England v Nigeria.