The welcome victory for Gareth Southgate's Three Lions' came in their penultimate warm-up match before the global jamboree in Russian Federation starts on June 14.
The Saudi Arabia midfielder made the headlines with a fantastic strike in a group match against Belgium, picking up the ball in the middle of his own half and running the length of the pitch before finding the net.
But it was from the resulting corner that England took the lead, Cahill leaping to powerfully head home Trippier's outswinging delivery.
"Everyone has to maintain their level, the team we picked today, from my experience of weeks leading into the first game of a tournament and the first couple of games, is that that will evolve with various different things, everyone has to be ready to come into the side".
England boss Gareth Southgate told ITV: "I think we played really well, with the ball especially".
Nigeria's World Cup kit has captured the attention of football fans across the globe following its official release on Friday.
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Despite missing the final few games of the campaign, Ndidi made more tackles (138) than any other player in the Premier League last season, as per WhoScored.com, and his absence was felt in the defeat to England.
Kane's England position has never been in doubt, his status cemented by his confirmation as World Cup captain, and another goal here simply emphasised that he goes to Russian Federation as Southgate's main threat and great goalscoring hope.
Rather than use Harry Kane as the focal point in attack, Gareth Southgate instead deployed the Tottenham striker alongside Manchester City ace Raheem Sterling in a 3-1-4-2 formation. His early goal was a positive start for the Three Lions and he helped organise England's defence and ensured they didn't capitulate after conceding after 47 minutes.
And critics have been raving over the play of England's youngsters in recent months.
Ian Wright admitted England's performance against Nigeria was "worrying" despite the fact the Three Lions came away with a win.
"Nigeria are playing at 30-40%".