Near the half-an-hour mark, the USA's Sophia Smith scored an equaliser.
However, a high boot on the face of Lucy Bronze caused the VAR monitor to be checked by referee Riem Hussein where England was awarded a penalty in the 33rd minute which Georgia Stanway put in the back of the net to make it 2-1.
\u201cGOOOAAALLL for England \ud83c\udff4\udb40\udc67\udb40\udc62\udb40\udc65\udb40\udc6e\udb40\udc67\udb40\udc7f\n\nGeorgia Stanway redeems her earlier mistake by slotting in from the spot \ud83d\udc4f\u201d
Though the action didn't stop there as the USA had a goal disallowed in the 37th minute for narrowly being offside.
Throughout the match, each side had different opportunities to score but more drama (and controversy) came in the 81st minute when the USA was awarded a penalty for handball which was ultimately overturned by Hussein after she checked the VAR monitor.
After the match, England boss Wiegman said: "That was really intense, just what we wanted
"USA played as we expected, they gave us hard times sometimes. I thought we played well in moments, better first half than second."
\u201c"We're in a very good place"\n\nEngland boss Sarina Wiegman has high hopes for the World Cup next year \ud83d\udcc8\u201d
Another key moment from the match day included the surviving players of the first England women’s international squad from 1972 being awarded bespoke historic caps by captain Leah Williamson and ex-England player Jill Scott who retired after the Euros this summer.
\u201cA special moment. \ud83e\udde2\n\nMembers of our 1972 squad received their bespoke England caps tonight, presented to them by @JillScottJS8 and @leahcwilliamson! \ud83e\udd1d\u201d
While both England and the USA came together before kick-off to stand in solidarity with sexual abuse victims as the two teams stood behind a banner that read "Protect the Players."
Players of England and USA pose for a photograph with a banner reading 'Protect the Players' prior to the Women's International Friendly match between England and USA at Wembley Stadium on October 07, 2022 in London, EnglandPhoto by Naomi Baker - The FA/The FA via Getty Images)
The powerful moment came after an inquiry found "systemic" abuse and misconduct in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL).
During the match, players could also be seen wearing teal armbands to spread this important message.
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