KXIP vs KKR Live Score

The Africans, who also head to Russian Federation later this month, pulled a goal back through Alex Iwobi shortly after the break but threatened only fleetingly for much of the game.

The 22-year-old who became a cog member of Rohr's setup during the qualifiers, having played crucial roles in four of the six games, has taken to the social media to thank his fans and assured to return soon, while spurring his teammates to do the country proud at the Mundial.

Nigeria struck back upon the restart of the second half, though England were able to hold on for victory.

So it is now nine games without defeat for Gareth Southgate's Three Lions as they go into their final World Cup warm-up match.

Jesse Lingard is optimistic about the upcoming summer World Cup in Russian Federation and believes that England can go all the way and win the tournament.

Maybe that was why they were lethargic at first, looking dazed as England players zipped the ball around.

"Me and Dele we speak here and then so if I do get a chance to give him a little nudge and say something I might do because I know he will take it lightly anyway".

Gareth Southgate has praised England's impressive first-half performance in their 2-1 friendly win over Nigeria on Saturday afternoon.

"In the second half they scored and it puts the pressure on but we got back into it and kept the ball and came back well".

"I think first and foremost he has conducted himself fantastically well this week, he has managed that situation very well".

Rohr said he expected midfielder Wilfred Ndidi to recover from injury in time to play against the Czech Republic in a friendly on June 6.

And England started the match impressively. "We were excellent in the first half and created a lot of chances", he said. That was two minutes into the second half and the Eagles finally had lifted off.

It is always hard but I think in the second half we played with five in the back as well to try and match them and that's what we did.

After facing Nigeria, England go up against Costa Rica at Elland Road on Thursday - their final official warm up match before travelling to Russian Federation.