Iwobi pulls one back for Nigeria in the 2-1 defeat to England in London (photo credit: Reuters)

England-based Alex Iwobi scored a brilliant goal but it was not enough to prevent Nigeria from losing 2-1 to England in a friendly played on Saturday at the Wembley Stadium.

It was a game of two halves, with England dominating the first and Nigeria making the English struggle in the second.

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Chelsea defender Gary Cahill headed Gareth Southgate’s men in front in the 7th minute, before Tottenham’s prolific striker Harry Kane made it 2-0 in the 39th minute.

But the Nigerians responded from the start of the second-half.

Iwobi gave the Eagles and thousands of fans inside Wembley hope two minutes after the break with a crisp finish.

However, the Three Lions contained the Nigerians to seal the win.

Nigeria’s next tune-up for the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia is with Czech Republic on 6 June, 2018.