Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Danny Ings and Conor Coady scored their first England goals in a 3-0 victory over Wales in a friendly on Thursday as international football returned to Wembley after nearly a year.
It was the least experienced line-up fielded by England in four decades, with only 54 international appearances among the starting XI and Calvert-Lewin one of two players making their debuts.
Calvert-Lewin took only 26 minutes to head in from Jack Grealish’s cross at the north London stadium.
“It is a shame there are no fans here to celebrate, and my family could have been here, so bittersweet in that sense,” Calvert-Lewin, 23, said. “I have worked very hard to get here, it has felt like a long road.”
Second-half goals from Coady and Ings secured the win in the warm-up game for Nations League matches against Belgium and Denmark.