The Super Eagles of Nigeria fell 2-1 to England for the second time in 22 years after their meeting at Wembley Stadium on Saturday in an international friendly.
Both teams were looking to assess their charges ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The Three Lions settled quickly and started to look for chances to score.
The opening came to them in the 7th minute when the Eagles defence line failed to spot Gary Cahill who headed beyond Francis Uzoho.
Nigeria remained defensively uncertain for large parts of the half as England sought a second.
Harry Kane delivered an unstoppable shot just outside the penalty area and the hosts were 2-0 up before halftime.
Nigeria got one back through a wonderful strike from Alex Iwobi for his fifth international goal in the 47th minute.
Opportunities for the likes of Ahmed Musa and John Obi Mikel were given in the second half but that could not draw Nigeria level.
Here is how the Eagles players fared in the explosive cracker at Wembley Stadium;
Francis Uzoho: Another superlative show from the young lad, but he should have done better with the second goal. 7/10
Shehu Abdullahi: He often gave the away and didn’t play with confidence. 3/10
Brian Idowu: Solid performance from the left back who made a last ditch challenge to deny the Three Lions in the first half. 5.5/10
Leon Balogun: He started the game well before a clash of heads with Idowu. His game dropped from then. 3.5/10
William Troost Ekong: Decent shift im office. Wasn’t carried away with the occasion. 6/10
Ogenyi Onazi: Flop of the match. He was lost in the middle of the park. 1/10.
Joel Obi: The Torino man was reduced to a pedestrian. 2/10
John Obi Mikel: The Super Eagle’s skipper didn’t find his rhythm in the first half. He clicked in the second stanza. 6.5/10
Odion Ighalo: The Changchun Yatai striker isolated in the opening 35 minutes. He found form in the remaining parts including getting involved in the Eagles’ goal. 6/10
Victor Moses: Hardly ran at the Three Lions. 5/10
Alex Iwobi: Eagles’ best player. He often created the outlet that brought positivism to the formation. Goal Nigeria’s only goal. 7/10
Kenneth Omeruo: Picked the pieces and commanded the back four. 6/10
John Ogu: This performance has sealed his ticket to Russia. He brought stability to the team. 6/10
Oghenekaro Etebo: The central midfielder put up a satisfactory show. 5/10
Tyronne Ebuehi: The Benfica new signing often overlapped at the right hand side and caused England all sorts of problems. 6.5/10
Ahmed Musa: His pace was a source of worries to the Three Lions. 5.5/10
Kelechi Iheanacho: The Leicester City striker showed glimpses of his quality with some deft touches. 5/10