Alex Iwobi and Mesut Ozil were on the scoresheet for their respective countries as a round of international friendlies whet the appetite for the forthcoming World Cup.
Iwobi converted two minutes into the second half as Nigeria, wearing their new snazzy kit, threatened a comeback against England.
Gary Cahill and ex-Arsenal striker Harry Kane put Gareth Southgate’s men in charge before our midfielder drilled past Jordan Pickford after Kelechi Iheanacho had hit the post.
Danny Welbeck came on for England in the closing stages but the score remained 2-1 to the Three Lions.
— AFCPressWatch (@AFCPressWatch2) June 2, 2018
Love To All The Naija Supporters That Came Out To Wembley Today And To All The Nigerian’s Supporting Around The World. Not The Result We Wanted But We Push Forward To Russia ❤️🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/GMxIjnHng0
— Alexander Iwobi (@alexiwobi) June 2, 2018
Meanwhile, Austria beat Germany 2-1, their first win over their neighbours for 32 years, despite Mesut Ozil opening the scoring for the reigning World Cup winners.
The Arsenal midfielder took advantage of a poor clearance by Austria goalkeeper Jorg Siebenhandl to calmly slot home on 11 minutes.
Fantastic goal ozil pic.twitter.com/Ak7tV2cWx3
— VeshOzil Pierre (@veshozil) June 2, 2018
The home side hit back in the second half as Martin Hinteregger and Alessandro Schopf engineered a fine comeback on Manuel Neuer’s return to the international scene after injury.