Three England players scored their first international goals to give Gareth Southgate's experimental team a comfortable 3-0 win over Wales in their friendly at Wembley Stadium on Thursday.
In-form Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin opened the scoring in the 26th minute before second-half goals from Conor Coady and Danny Ings secured the win in the warm-up game for Nations League matches against Belgium and Denmark.
"It is a shame there are no fans here to celebrate, and my family could have been here, so bittersweet in that sense, but to score on my debut is the stuff of dreams," Calvert-Lewin told ITV Sport.
"I have worked very hard to get here, it has felt like a long road but I am very pleased to be here and get the opportunity and score on my debut."
Aston Villa's Jack Grealish, making his first start for his country, set up the opening goal with a perfect cross from the right that was met by debutant Calvert-Lewin with a trademark header.
Right back Kieran Trippier, captaining the England side, provided the ammunition for the second, whipping in a brilliant free kick from the right which was poked home at the back-post by Wolves defender Coady.
It was another set-piece that led to the third, with Tyrone Mings rising to head a corner back across the penalty area and Ings volleying home with an overhead kick.
Both teams had several players missing from their squads for the first international held at Wembley without supporters.
England host Belgium on Sunday and Denmark on Wednesday in the Nations League while Ryan Giggs' Wales team travel to play Ireland and Bulgaria.
In Brussels, a late equaliser from the penalty spot earned Ivory Coast a 1-1 draw with a second-string Belgium side which ended a run of 12 successive victories for the top team in the world rankings.
Michy Batshuayi converted from close range to give Belgium a 53rd-minute lead but Franck Kessie equalised for the visitors from the spot with four minutes remaining.
The Belgians rested almost all their regulars ahead of Sunday's clash against England at Wembley but went ahead when Batshuayi converted from point-blank range at the second attempt after being set up by Alexis Saelemakers, one of five debutants used by coach Roberto Martinez.
Batshuayi also had the best chances of the first half, being denied by Ivorian goalkeeper Sylvain Gbohouo and blasting a free kick from the edge of the penalty area wide.
Substitute goalkeeper Hendrick Van Crombrugge, who rejoined the squad hours before kick-off after the birth of his child this week and replace Simon Mignolet to earn his first cap, made a reflex stop to deny Nicolas Pepe an equaliser after Wilfried Zaha had cleverly set him up.
Zaha continued to trouble the home defence, however, and was fouled by debutant Sebastiaan Bornauw in the box, leading to Ivory Coast's late penalty.
Visitors Sweden beat Russia 2-1 in the other international friendly.