Philadelphia Eagles beat New England Patriots to claim first Super Bowl crown

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles lifts Super Bowl LII
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By Tokunbo Salako with Reuters
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On a night when records fell, the Eagles defeated the defending champions 41-33 in an enthralling match in Minneapolis


The Philadelphia Eagles have beaten the New England Patriots 41-33 to claim their first Superbowl title.

In a thrilling match at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis the Eagles ended their 57-year chase for the crown.

Points, passes and distance covered records were smashed too as the fight for supremacy switched sides throughout.

Zach Ertz's touchdown with less than three minutes left on the clock gave the Eagles a five-point advantage.

When Eagles dare...!

The defending champions, led by quarter back Tom Brady, looked like they might rally as they went in search of a record-equalling sixth Super Bowl title.

But the Eagles' Jake Elliott nailed at 48-yard field goal with 1:05 remaining to give the Eagles at eight-point lead at the end.

Justin Timberlake provided more sparks at half-time with a 12-minute set that paid tribute to Prince.

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