England prevailed 2-1 to Nigeria in a friendly match of preparation for the world Cup 2018 at Wembley stadium. The Three Lions Gareth Southgate have seduced, in the 1st half-time, against the Super Eagles. Gary Cahill and Harry Kane are the goal scorers English. Alex Iwobi has reduced the gap for Nigeria, exceeded all compartments of the game, which worried a few days of the World.
Finally a bit of a beautiful game: England beat Nigeria (2-1) on Saturday in a match of preparation for the World 2018, offering a first-period quality may be the most successful of the era of Gareth Southgate. Enterprising, England has shone during 45 minutes, in the face of a Nigeria not really at the rendez-vous, to return to the dressing room with two goals ahead thanks to Cahill and Kane.
Having once again made the choice for a defence to three (Walker-Stones-Cahill), Southgate seems to have found the system that it will apply in Russia. If it has been a few small failures, especially in the beginning of the second period, the scheme has worked well with Alli-edged sword in the middle and Sterling and Lingard assets in support of Kane. The tab on the side Trippier has also had to be assessed by the breeder, like the reassuring presence of the keeper Pickford.
Has Wembley, the “Three Lions” left foot to the floor. As early as the 7th minute, Trippier put in danger Uzoho on a nice free kick wrapped. On the ensuing corner kick, pulled by the right-back, Cahill head past a powerful head in the goals nigerians for the opening of the score (8th).
Sterling was then presented with three opportunities to frank, but could not succeed to double the advantage, missing his flick, and a center recessed or pulling above after having crocheted the whole defence. Kane, himself, was then a bit of luck to finally give air to the English: the strike of the captain slid under the body of goalkeeper of the Super Eagles (39th).
Upon the resumption, the men of Gernot Rohr is regained. Ighalo, served in the surface, sent his recovery to the post, but the striker of Arsenal’s Iwobi followed power and shooting Pickford (2-1, 47th). The result was more confusing, neither team seeming able to develop his game. A football blur that reminded at Wembley as England, while alluring in the first period, was still in the works.
A site more close to the end, of course, but a construction site. The “Three Lions” will have the opportunity to put a last stroke of the brush before the world Cup, it will be against Costa Rica on Thursday at Leeds.
Placed in group G, england will begin their World in the face of Tunisia on the 18th of June, and then will face Panama on 24 and Belgium on the 28th.