Super Eagles' Friendly Against England In Pictures

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Super Eagles skipper John Mikel Obi says England has the potential to go very far at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.

Lingard was unable to connect to a Tripper ball from the right and after a superb save from Uzoho to deny Sterling, who was again in on goal on 38 minutes but fired over - the Manchester City man set up Kane for England's second.

England boss Southgate said: "There was a bit of a statement with the selection of Jordan".

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

"There were many positives from that game". Now we are trying to play other systems, I think it is going to get better. Gary Cahill brilliantly headed the home side in front and Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane doubled their lead with a deflected shot just outside the box.

And it was not long before the changes sparked the Eagles as a good move from the back through the middle opened up for a goal bound Odion Ighalo but his attempt came off the post with the rebound side-footed in by Alex Iwobi. When you play a friendly match, it is not always about winning.

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"The first lesson is we are not ready yet". It was in the same manner of being alert and precise that Iwobi scored his two goals for Nigeria in the World Cup qualifiers, away and home to Zambia.

It is the first of two sets of friendlies, with Gareth Southgate's English football team also scheduled to play against Costa Rica at a Leeds' football stadium in five days time.

"A quarterfinal berth will be a good feat for us, but I am not pleased with the players we would have on the bench because we only have 13 to 14 key players, who I think can fully represent us well".

Southgate said: "I think we played really well, with the ball especially". But the visitors made their changes in the second-half and made a game of it.

"That was as good a half as we've had, I think", Southgate said after England's 2-1 win at Wembley in their penultimate friendly before flying to Russian Federation.

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