Rasheedat Ajibade, who looked lively in attack for Nigeria, enjoyed the first opportunity on 16 minutes but goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck was on hand to deny her. England’s Georgia Stanway then saw her chance on 24 minutes tipped away for a corner. From the resulting set-piece, the ball fell to Hannah Cain inside the area, but her effort was blocked and cleared by Abidemi Ibe.
After the break, Cain capitalised on a defensive error before racing through on goal but saw her close-range effort go wide, while Nigeria’s Folashade Ijamilusi worked her way into the box before seeing her shot deflected out for a corner by Hollie Olding.
Nigeria continued to put the Young Lionesses under pressure throughout the second half, with Mercy Omokwo twice going close and Mary-Ann Ezenagu showing great composure to work her way into the box before seeing her effort at the near post cleared by Connie Scofield.
Ezenagu's threatening delivery on 85 minutes was collected by Roebuck, while England's Stanway had the chance to snatch a late winner, but saw her powerful 90th-minute effort sail over.
Live Your Goals Player of the Match: Rasheedat Ajibade (NGA)