England made the game hard for us in the first half' - Mikel

England made the game hard for us in the first half' - Mikel

Man-of-the-match Cahill was playing in an England shirt for the first time since October 2017 and Southgate said: "Gary is deservedly back in the squad with the way he finished the season with Chelsea".

Former Chelsea midfielder Mikel played the whole 90 minutes and was impressed by what he saw from Southgate's men.

Alli (whose full first name is Bamidele) was eligible to represent the African nation through his Nigerian father, but chose to throw his lot in with England where he was born and has lived all his life.

Harry Kane doubled England's lead four minutes before the break with a powerful low shot just outside the box that sailed under Uzoho, 2-0.

Former Super Eagles coach, Augustine Eguavoen, has stated that the team assembled by Coach Gernot Rohr is deficient for the World Cup, slated to start on June 14, in Russian Federation.

Elderson Echiejile, who was knocked out of the Brazil 2014 World Cup by injury, Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi, FA Cup winner Victor Moses, Odion Ighalo, struggling Leicester forward Kelechi Iheanacho, Crotone's goalscoring sensation Simeon Nwankwo and recuperating Leicester's Young Player of the Year Wilfred Ndidi made the cut.

The final list of 23 players who will play at the FIFA Russia World Cup has been released.

England made a sharp start to the match, but their first opening arrived in controversial fashion when the referee refused to stop play after two Nigerian players had clashed heads, instead awarding England a free kick in a good position seconds later.

"I think the pace in the team, you can feel it, and that is why we had some problems in the first half". So credit to him.

"He can be very pleased with his performance".

"In the second half we played five at the back as well that's what we did and we played much better, we created chances and we scored a goal".

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