Trent Alexander-Arnold added a second goal two minutes after Lingard's opener against the US, which likely playing its second-to-last match under interim coach Dave Sarachan.
Callum Wilson sealed it with a third he richly deserved in a second half during which the Americans drastically improved upon a ragged first, yet without results.
The visitors' best chance came shortly before Lingard's opener, when Christian Pulisic's persistence turned a broken play into a breakaway, only for Jordan Pickford come out quickly from his line and thwart the danger.
- 25' - ENG - Jesse Lingard | Watch
- 27' - ENG - Trent Alexander-Arnold | Watch
- 77' - ENG - Callum Wilson | Watch
MOMENT OF THE MATCH:
Everyone's smartphone cameras were pulled out and turned on in the 58th minute, when
striker and England all-time leading goal scorer
stepped onto the Wembley Stadium pitch for the last time. The 33-year-old made a more than respectable account of himself, nearly snagging one last international goal in the second minute of second-half stoppage time.
- ENG: Sunday, November 18 vs. Croatia, UEFA Nations League (9 am ET)
- USA: Tuesday, November 20 vs. Italy, at Genk, Belgium (2:45 pm ET | FS1, UniMás, UDN)