21-17 decision goes down to the final play
The New York Giants used a last-minute touchdown to beat the New England Patriots, 21-17, and win the championship of the U.S. National Football League - the Super Bowl - the country's biggest sporting event.
Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw erased a two-point Patriots lead with a 5-yard touchdown run that lifted the Giants to victory in Super Bowl 46.
Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who led a nine-play, 80-yard drive that put the Giants ahead for good, was named the game's most valuable player.
New England had one more possession after Bradshaw scored, but Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw a long pass on the game's final play that fell incomplete in the end zone.
It was the fourth Super Bowl win in the history of the Giants, who also beat the Patriots in Super Bowl 42 in 2008 and won NFL championships in 1987 and 1991. Manning was also named most valuable player of Super Bowl 42.
The Giants stood 7-7 at one point in the season but won their last six games. Their last loss came to the Washington Redskins on December 18.
Some information for this report provided by Reuters, AFP, AP.