New York Giants' quarterback Eli Manning.
New York Giants' quarterback Eli Manning. Getty Images Sport - Ezra Shaw

Super Bowl success for Giants

THE New York Giants has claimed its fourth Super Bowl title after a last-minute touchdown secured a 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots.

It was a rematch of the 2008 NFL championship, when Manning led New York past New England to ruin the Patriots' bid for a perfect season.

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This was the first Super Bowl with two starting quarterbacks who previously won the NFL championship game's Most Valuable Player award and they took turns being brilliant. Manning became the first quarterback to open a Super Bowl with nine consecutive completions. Later, New England's Tom Brady put together a run of 16 completions in a row, breaking another Super Bowl mark.

But in the end, it was Manning who directed the nine-play, 88-yard drive that put New York ahead.

Ahmad Bradshaw capped the winning drive with a 6-yard run up the middle. He wanted to stop at the 1-yard line but fell backward into the end zone.

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