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Last Updated: Sunday, 6 February, 2005, 22:42 GMT
Super Bowl as it happened
All the key moments from New England's 24-21 win over Philadelphia in Super Bowl XXXIX at the Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida (all times GMT).

Philadelphia 21-24 New England

Fourth quarter:

New England seal their third Super Bowl win in four years and confirm their status as the NFL's team of the 21st century so far.

0314 The Eagles need to get in to field goal range but New England keep things tight as the clock runs down.

0303 - TOUCHDOWN: The Eagles soar back into contention with a 30-yard bullet pass to Greg Lewis who connects superbly with the ball in the Patriots endzone.

Tom Brady and Corey Dillon celebrate the latter's fourth-quarter touchdown
Corey Dillon celebrates his TD
0242 - FIELD GOAL: New England's Adam Vinatieri succeeds with the first field goal attempt of the game to stretch the Patriots' lead.

0235: New England's Branch takes his 11th catch of the game, tieing with two other players for the most in a Super Bowl. He also took 10 in last year's game.

0223 - TOUCHDOWN: New England go ahead again, with Dillon piling over from three yards after a hand-off from Brady.


Third quarter:

0220:The penultimate period of a see-saw encounter sees the teams on level terms once again, and it remains anybody's game.

02010 - TOUCHDOWN: Philadelphia pull themselves back into the game with a touchdown from running back Brian Westbrook, whose good work in the build-up reaps its reward.

0155: McNabb suffers his first legitimate sack as the Patriots start to exert more control over the contest.

0146 - TOUCHDOWN: New England make a strong start as Brady finds tight end Deion Branch with two passes to close within two yards of the Eagles endzone. Linebacker Mike Vrabel, playing at tight end, juggles with the TD pass before holding on.


Second quarter:

0108: A defence-dominated first half ends with the scores level, and the spectacular half-time show, featuring Sir Paul McCartney, gets under way.

0100 - TOUCHDOWN: Wide receiver David Givens makes the TD catch for New England as the cool-headed Brady takes his time weighing up his options before going wide right.

Eagles QB Donovan McNabb is chased by Patriots linebacker Rosevelt Colvin
Eagles QB McNabb is put under pressure
0046: Brady and running back Kevin Faulk make a hash of a simple handover play in a threatening position, allowing the Eagles to regain possession.

0044: New England successfully challenge a fumble decision, and running back Corey Dillon takes the ball to within 15 yards of the Eagles endzone on the resulting play.

0034 - TOUCHDOWN: Philadephia open the scoring, with LJ Smith finding his way past three Patriots and into the endzone to meet McNabb's pass.

0028: The Eagles make a good start as McNabb finds wide receiver Todd Pinkston with two superb passes, with the second caught in spectacular fashion on the Patriots' 17-yard line.


First quarter:

0023: The first quarter ends scoreless for the second successive Super Bowl, and the sixth time overall.

0020: The Patriots' defence moves up a gear, winning back possession in a promising field position with another turnover.

0012: An illegal contact call against the Patriots rescues the Eagles after McNabb's latest pass goes well astray. On the next play, Rodney Harrison's fine interception just outside the endzone sees New England regain the ball.

0006: Philadelphia enjoy their best spell of possession, with Owens making 30 yards from a McNabb pass before a penalty is called against the Eagles.

2355: Owens seems to be moving freely and with no obvious discomfort, taking two passes from McNabb in the first six minutes.

2349: Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's 50-yard pass to David Patten just misses its target, with two Eagles pressuring the wide receiver.

2340: New England sack Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb, but Philadelphia successfully query the turnover and retain possession.

2335: Philadelphia kick off after winning the toss, and wide receiver Terrell Owens is among their starters despite his injury problems.

Build-up: Defending champions New England start as favourites to claim a third Super Bowl title in four years - a feat that would elevate them to NFL 'dynasty' status.

Philadelphia are contesting only their second NFL showpiece, having lost their previous Super Bowl game to Oakland in 1981.



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