Lithuania created a number of chances themselves and could have come away with a famous result had they been more clinical, but England survived every scare to emerge victorious.
Find out how all of the action unfolded courtesy of Sports Mole's minute-by-minute updates below.
It has been another successful qualification campaign for the Three Lions having ultimately secured their primary goal of reaching next summer's tournament in Russia, but performances along the way have left a lot to be desired. This will be England's last competitive match before they travel to Russia, and Gareth Southgate will be desperate for an improved performance from Thursday's dreary win over Slovenia.
Before we get into all of that, though, let's first check out the team news...
Well we'll start with a brief look at the hosts, who make no fewer than six changes to the side which started and drew against Malta last time out. Girdvainis, Andriuskevicius, Novikovas, Slivka and Cernych are the only players to maintain their place in the starting XI from Thursday's match, which means that there is no room for the most experienced member of their squad Tadas Kijanskas.
Fans of Scottish football may recognise the name of Vykintas Slivka, who plies his trade for Hibernian at club level. He scored Lithuania's goal in Thursday's draw with Malta, although his Hibs teammate Deivydas Matulevicius is among the players to lose their place in the starting lineup this afternoon.
Having seen his side qualify on Thursday, the England boss brings in seven new faces to his starting lineup - although Harry Kane not only starts again but will also lead his team out once more. Kane has been in incredible goalscoring form for club and country in recent weeks, netting 14 times since the start of September.
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Interestingly, nine of Kane's 11 goals for England have now been scored in the second half of matches - that's 82% - so Lithuania will need to keep their guards up for the full 90 minutes if they are to stop the Tottenham man tonight. Lithuania boss Edgaras Jankauskas joked during the build-up that he would try to lock Kane out of the stadium in an effort to cope with a man he described as a "goalscoring machine".
Southgate was always expected to make changes for this match, and the hope will be that such a big overhaul of players gives a warning shot to some of those who have lost their place while also giving a chance for some fringe players to impress. There aren't too many positions nailed down for the World Cup squad yet, so good performances on occasions like these could make or break a players' World Cup hopes.
Maguire has been called up to the last couple of squads but has had to wait until now for his chance, whereas Winks was only handed his first call-up for this squad following the withdrawal of Delph. Both look like bright prospects and they will be hoping to show Southgate that they are options to take to the World Cup next summer.
Alli may well have been able to add more to England's toothless attack on Thursday, but Southgate claimed in the build-up to this match that Liverpool's Adam Lallana was the midfielder they have missed most recently. Even so, a front three of Alli, Rashford and Kane should have enough to break down the Lithuania defence.
Further forward, Keane joins Maguire and Stones in a back three, with Trippier and Cresswell operating as the wing-backs.
However, it is often the case that bringing new players into the fold can increase the energy and hunger of the team, which was seriously lacking on Thursday. There should still be enough quality in that England team to see off Lithuania, though, who would be content with anything but a heavy defeat this afternoon.
Considering their lowly ranking, though, they can be fairly happy with their performance in this World Cup qualifying campaign so far. They have picked up six points from their nine games, winning one and drawing three to ensure that they will finish fifth above Malta regardless of what happens here.
There would have never been any realistic hopes of them challenging the likes of Slovakia, Scotland and Slovenia for second place, but having made such a promising start it would have been even more disappointing to have picked up only one point from the last 18 on offer.
Both of those unenviable streaks came to an end on Thursday when Lithuania drew 1-1 with the previously-pointless Malta, although their winless run does still continue and now stretches back almost a year back to their 2-0 win over Malta earlier in this qualifying campaign.
Having finally now broken that duck, though, Lithuania will be hopeful of building on that this afternoon in what is likely to be difficult conditions for England due to the artificial pitch here at the LFF Stadium.
Tonight's hosts have, however, been beaten in their last two matches in Vilnius - against Slovakia and Scotland - and another defeat would see them fall to three in a row for the first time since August 2001, quite a record for a team of their modest stature.
Indeed, stretching even further back in competitive matches, Lithuania have a better home record than their ranking as the world's 120th best team would suggest. Over the past three World Cup qualifying campaigns they have won six, lost six and drawn two, compared to two wins, 10 defeats and three draws on the road.
Gareth Southgate and the England fans will be demanding an improved performance, though. The Three Lions have not put in a truly exciting display since the 3-2 win in Germany in March 2016, and Thursday's 1-0 win over Slovenia was arguably the worst of the lot since Southgate took over.
Harry Kane did manage to salvage something with his late goal, and ultimately England got the result they were after to reach next summer's World Cup, but a similar display in the tournament itself will not get England very far at all. The fans will not be happy to entertain themselves with paper aeroplanes if they have spent a lot of money to get out and follow the team in Russia.
Thursday's performance certainly highlighted some weaknesses England still have, but the friendlies against Germany and Brazil next month should give a better indication of where England are than qualifiers against the likes of Lithuania. The better the opposition, the more space England exciting attackers will have to perform themselves, which should hopefully bring a little more entertainment.
The Three Lions have at least returned to winning ways following a run of just one victory in five matches, though, triumphing in their last three outings. Another this afternoon would make it four on the bounce for the first time since October 2015.
England come into this match unbeaten in their last 38 qualifying games of any kind, winning 29 of those in a run which stretches back to a defeat to Ukraine in October 2009. Should, as expected, they avoid defeat here they it would be a fourth consecutive unbeaten qualifying campaign for England, which is a record worthy of praise regardless of their failures at the major tournaments.
That result is one of 13 wins England have managed in an 18-match unbeaten streak in away qualifiers of any kind, although they haven't won back-to-back away games since that triumph over Lithuania almost two years ago.
The Three Lions have lost to France and Germany in addition to drawing against Slovenia and Scotland in that time, leaving Southgate with the worst away win percentage of any England boss to have taken charge of five or more away games. Should he improve that statistic with a win today, then it would mark England's first back-to-back World Cup qualifying wins on the road since 2009.
This is essentially a dead rubber, but there is still pressure on England to put in a good performance here. They will have plenty of players eager to impress, and it is difficult to see anything other than a fairly routine victory for the visitors.
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The Three Lions have scored nine times without reply in those games - an average scoreline of 3-0 per match - although they only managed to 2-0 triumph in the reverse fixture at Wembley in March, when Defoe and Vardy got the goals.
A 4-0 win at Wembley was followed up by a 3-0 triumph on their only previous visit to Vilnius, when Barkley and Oxlade-Chamberlain were on the scoresheet either side of an Arlauskis own goal.
LITHUANIA STARTING XI: Setkus; Andriuskevicius, Klimavicius, Girdvainis, Borovskij; Zulpa, Slivka, Verbickas, Cernych, Novikovas; Sernas
ENGLAND STARTING XI: Butland; Keane, Maguire, Stones; Trippier, Winks, Henderson, Cresswell; Alli, Rashford; Kane
Poland have taken the lead against Montenegro through Krzysztof Maczynski.
Kane tucks away a clinical penalty in off the post, the type of which no goalkeeper in world football would be able to save. There was never any doubt that he would tuck that one away. The spot kick was awarded after some good football saw Alli break into the box before being brought down, and the referee had no doubt but to award the penalty.
Slovakia have quickly responded by also taking the lead at home to Malta, though, so the margin for error is very slim for Scotland now.
It has not been a hugely impressive display from Southgate's side, but it has at least been better than Thursday. England will be fairly content with what they have seen so far, but they will want to create more chances and score more goals in the coming 45 minutes.
It was his Tottenham Hotspur teammate Dele Alli who won the penalty by he was brought down in the box, and Kane made no mistake with the resulting spot kick. He tucked his penalty away perfectly in off the post, leaving the keeper no chance despite him guessing the right way.
Michael Keane had the visitors' first real sight of goal shortly before they broke the deadlock, while Rashford has also threatened. Lithuania have not been completely without their own threats, though, twice rippling the side of Butland's side-netting to keep England on their toes.
Fans will be expecting a more convincing win than 1-0 against a team ranked 120th in world football, and that remains a dangerous scoreline if England cannot double their advantage in the second half. The visitors are in complete control of the contest, but there is still plenty of room for improvement.
Slovakia, meanwhile, have now doubled their advantage against Malta, which increases Scotland's need for a goal.
Harry Kane's first-half penalty ultimately ensures that Southgate's side string together a fourth consecutive win and end their qualifying campaign on a high as far as result are concerned, but that should not distract from how poor England were at times tonight.
Thank you very much for joining Sports Mole for today's game as England end their World Cup qualification campaign on a winning note despite another poor performance in Vilnius. I will leave you with our match report, and be sure to stick around for reaction too.
From me, though, it is goodbye for now!