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EAGLES SOAR | Philadelphia finally wins Super Bowl, ends long title spell with squeaker over New England

Philadelphia Eagles running back Corey Clement (30) celebrates with teammates after catching a touchdown pass against the New England Patriots in the third quarter in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mark Rebilas/USA Today
By Matthew Ambrosio

MANILA--The Vince Lombardi Trophy finally heads to Philadelphia.

The Eagles scored their first Super Bowl win after subduing the New England Patriots, 41-33, in Super Bowl 52 at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Monday (Philippine Time).

After having a hard time getting through New England's defense, Philadelphia kicker Jake Elliott found a way to score with a field goal that gave his team an early 3-0 lead.

The Eagles then gave defensive pressure to veteran quarterback Tom Brady as they finished the quarter with a 9-3 scoreline in their favor.

The Patriots finally scored their first touchdown of the match in the 2nd quarter, giving them hope to gain the lead before the first half ends.

But a fantastic play coming out from the Eagles, in which they opted to go for a trick play on a 4th and Goal situation leading to quarterback Nick Foles receiving the pass for the touchdown, stretched their lead to 10 to finish the second quarter.

Despite New England going on a roll in the third quarter, Philadelphia still kept a close lead at 29-26 at the end of the quarter.

In the final quarter, the Patriots put up a well-earned touchdown to get the lead from the Eagles, 33-32.

But with 2:25 to go, Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz dove his way through the end zone to score a much needed touchdown to regain the lead, 38-33.

They then forced an interception on Brady, leading to another field goal from Elliott to up the lead to eight.

New England had its last opportunity to win the game at the last moment, but the Patriots can't make it through the well-disciplined defense of Philadelphia as the latter secured its first Super Bowl championship and first since 1960.

Foles was awarded as MVP of the game.

With a report from Ivan Saldajeno.

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