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NY Giants v New England Patriots
Sunday, 3 February
Glendale, Arizona




Alicia Keys

Singer Alicia Keys gets the Super Bowl party off to swinging start at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona

Patriots fans dress up at the Super Bowl.

New England fans are going ape at the prospect of the Patriots going 19-0 to win a fourth Super Bowl since 2002

NY Giants fan at the Super Bowl.

But this Giants supporter reckons his team are the guys to end New England's NFL record-breaking unbeaten run

Eli Manning and Tom Coughlin.

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin has some final advice for quarterback Eli Manning just before the big game kicks off

New England Patriots take to the field in Glendale.

The New England Patriots take to the field as 13-point favourites with most bookmakers to triumph over the Giants

Lawrence Tynes gets the Giants on the scoreboard.

But 10 minutes of Giants offence is converted into a 3-0 lead as Scottish-born Lawrence Tynes kicks a 32-yard field goal

Lawrence Maroney is congratulated by quarterback Tom Brady.

The Giants' lead lasts until the start of the second quarter when Laurence Maroney goes over from one yard for the Pats

Tom Brady is sacked three times in the first half.

But the Patriots are unable to build on their 7-3 lead as the Giants defence begins to get at star quarterback Tom Brady

Giants quarterback Eli Manning looks to make a pass.

The first half ends with the Patriots still 7-3 up, but looking edgy as the Giants continue to dominate possession

Tom Petty on stage at the University of Phoenix Stadium.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers provide the half-time entertainment as the teams regroup in the locker room

Michael Strahan celebrates his sack on Tom Brady.

Brady is sacked for a fourth time in the third quarter, with Michael Strahan doing the damage, and later suffers a fifth

David Tyree celebrates his touchdown.

The Giants offence finally matches their defensive effort as Eli Manning finds David Tyree for a touchdown and a 10-7 lead

Not a winner for nothing, Brady drives his Patriots 83 yards in pursuit of a touchdown

Chasing his fourth Super Bowl victory, a fired-up Brady drives the Patriots 83 yards in pursuit of a touchdown

Brady connects with Randy Moss in the endzone and suddenly the perfect season is in sight again

Brady connects with Randy Moss in the endzone and suddenly the perfect season is in sight again at 14-10

But Manning is not yet beaten in this battle of wills in the dying seconds of a sensational game

But Manning is not yet beaten in this battle of wills as a sensational game heads to its dying seconds

Eli wriggles free of intense Patriots pressure to connect with Tyree, who makes one of the best catches in Super Bowl history

Eli wriggles free of intense Patriots pressure to connect with Tyree, who makes one of the best catches in NFL history

Plaxico Burress sends the Giants into dreamland when he hauls in the winning touchdown with seconds left

Then Plaxico Burress sends the Giants into dreamland when he hauls in the touchdown that seals a 17-14 New York win

Eli Manning is a deserving Super Bowl XLII MVP, although he has cause to be very thankful for an inspired Giants defence

Eli Manning is a deserving Super Bowl XLII MVP, although he has cause to be very thankful for an inspired Giants defence



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