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Nigeria's Alex Iwobi and Ola Aina have promised to bombard Dele Alli with banter, hoping that it will help the Super Eagles beat England in their friendly global on Saturday.

England play their first warm-up game before the World Cup on Saturday evening against Nigeria at Wembley. Southgate wants to play three central midfielders, with Raheem Sterling behind Harry Kane up front, which caused people to worry about how Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard would fit into the team.

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

However, on 1 October of that year, he was included in Roy Hodgson's England squad for the final UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying matches against Estonia and Lithuania.

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.

England dominated the first-half, and took the lead after just seven minutes, with Gary Cahill powering home a header from a corner.

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"The first half we felt comfortable, moved the ball quickly and dominated but a lack of concentration early in the second half let us down".

England beat Mikel's Super Eagles 2-1 at Wembley as goals from Gary Cahill and captain Harry Kane were enough to begin preparations for Russian Federation with a win.

Shortly after the break, however, Nigeria pulled a goal back when Alex Iwobi responded quickest to a rebound off the post.

He said: "It is to be expected but at the same time it would be nice if it was positive. I think the England team have a good chance".

Ian Wright admitted England's performance against Nigeria was "worrying" despite the fact the Three Lions came away with a win.

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