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Video: Philadelphia Eagles win first Super Bowl after beating the Patriots 41-33

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles is named Super Bowl LII’s most valuable player

Philadelphia Eagles 41 New England Patriots 33

The Philadelphia Eagles pulled off a historic victory over the New England Patriots in last night’s Super Bowl.

The 41-33 win, at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, was the first Super Bowl triumph in the Eagles’ 57-year history, and came at the end of “one of the greatest Super Bowls ever played”, according to The Guardian.

In a game of seesawing fortunes, a number of records were broken, including both teams combining for 1,151 offensive yards, which the BBC reports is “a record not just for a Super Bowl but for any regular- or post-season game in NFL history”.

Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles, who was named most valuable player, became the first player in Super Bowl history to throw a pass for a touchdown and receive a pass for a touchdown, following a trick play that gave the Eagles the lead going into the second half.

New England’s chances of catching the Eagles were dealt a match-ending blow with just over two minutes left to play when star Patriots quarterback Tom Brady fumbled the ball after being tackled by Brandon Graham, giving possession to Philadelphia.

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