England got their World Cup preparations off to a good start on Saturday behind goals from Gary Cahill and Harry Kane as they defeated Nigeria 2-1 in a friendly at Wembley Stadium.
Cahill opened the scoring in the seventh minute with a headed blast on target. England captain Kane doubled the hosts’ lead in the 39th minute with a lovely low blast past the keeper on the break. Eric Dier got the play started by nicking the ball in midfield, and he passed it to Raheem Sterling who set up Kane at the top of the box. After that, it was a simple, vintage Kane turn-and-fire
Here’s a video of Kane’s goal.
While I didn’t watch the full match today, I did see the highlights, and Kane looked more like his old self than he did at any point in Tottenham’s last five games or so. That’s good news for England, who will need his scoring touch in Russia, and also good news for Spurs fans who might have worried about Kane’s fitness coming back from the ankle injury.
England have one final warm-up against Costa Rica on Thursday, June 7 before opening their World Cup campaign against Tunisia on June 18.