• Giants head coach Tom Coughlin picked up his second Vince Lombardi trophy in similar circumstances to his first.
  • Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis was the venue for a repeat of the Super Bowl of four years ago between the Patriots and Giants.
  • Kelly Clarkson gave a lovely rendition of the national anthem before kick-off.
  • The Giants scored first via a safety when Tom Brady was called for intentional grounding in his own end zone.
  • Rob Gronkowski's fitness had been a major talking point in the build-up.
  • The Giants were 9-0 in front at the end of the first quarter thanks to Victor Cruz's touchdown catch.
  • Cruz pulled out some salsa moves to celebrate.
  • The Patriots responded to lead 10-9 by half-time, Stephen Gostkowski's field goal followed by a touchdown catch for Danny Woodhead.
  • Madonna rolled back the years during the half-time show.
  • And the Patriots came out firing in the third quarter, Aaron Hernandez's touchdown catch putting them 17-9 up.
  • Patriots QB Tom Brady appeared to be in his element at this stage.
  • But the Giants edged back into it with two Lawrence Tynes field goals.
  • And Brady was then picked off by Chase Blackburn, beating a struggling Gronkowski to an underthrown ball early in the fourth quarter.
  • Mario Manningham's grab close to the sideline gave the Giants a crucial first down as they drove for the go-ahead score.
  • With the Giants in the red zone, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick decided to allow a touchdown to ensure his side had the final possession.
  • Ahmad Bradshaw couldn't help but fall into the end zone after realising Belichick's plan too late. The Giants now led 21-17.
  • Brady, with 57 seconds and one timeout to work with, failed to engineer victory, his final Hail Mary being batted down in the end zone.
  • Giants QB Eli Manning was named MVP, just as he had been four years earlier.
  • Brady's wife Gisele Bundchen offered some consoling words to the Patriots QB afterwards.

Super Bowl XLVI

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin picked up his second Vince Lombardi trophy in similar circumstances to his first.