Philadelphia Eagles defeat defending champions to win first Super Bowl title

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The Philadelphia Eagles and British-born running back Jay Ajayi won their first Super Bowl title as they defeated the defending champions the New England Patriots 41-33 in a high-scoring thriller.

More than 1,000 offensive yards were piled up in Minnesota and it was the Eagles that came out on top and prevented 40-year-old Patriots quarterback Tom Brady winning a record sixth ring.

Ajayi, who lived in London until the age of seven, contributed 57 yards on the ground and became a Super Bowl champion just four months after he was stunningly traded away by the Miami Dolphins.

The NFC Champion Eagles had been viewed as the underdogs as New England sought a third title in four years, and a sixth in 17, but back-up Philadelphia quarterback Nick Foles threw 373 yards and even had a receiving touchdown in one of the craziest Super Bowls ever.

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