England started brightly with Nigeria displaying some early nerves.
Captain Mikel prepares for his second World Cup and will anchor the midfield with support from Ogenyi Onazi, recuperating Wilfred Ndidi, John Ogu, Oghenekaro Etebo and Joel Obi.
It was a dream start for the Three Lions, who oozed astounding confidence throughout the first half, finding plenty of space to penetrate the Nigerians in all compartments.
Nigeria was looking for a second goal right until the final whistle with England working hard to see out the match, but ultimately it was the hosts who claimed a hard-fought win in preparation for the upcoming World Cup in Russian Federation.
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Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has released the final list of 23 players who will play at the FIFA Russia World Cup, which begins on 14 June.
"We were deservedly two goals up in the first half".
Alex Iwobi woke up Nigeria immediately in the second stanza, pulling a goal back a minute after the break with a clinical strike, following up Ighalo's shot that hit the upright, 2-1.
"It is to be expected but at the same time it would be nice if it was positive", Cahill said of the stories regarding England players leading into a big tournament.
"He can be very pleased with his performance".
13' CHANCE! England are running riots over their visitors and Raheem Sterling run over the Eagles defence to create two quick scoring opportunities.