Hodgson told ITV Sport: "It was a wonderful send-off to the World Cup by a quite incredible crowd. We had to be patient but we were dominant throughout.
"It is the perfect end to a perfect two weeks. I am delighted that 85,000 fans came here to wish us well on our way.
"When you play against teams with 10 men behind the ball you have to be patient but I had no doubt we would win. They would tire and 3-0 is the minimal acceptable achievement. It was also good for some of the young players to get out here at Wembley."
England face Ecuador and Honduras next week in their final games before the start of the World Cup.