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The Denver Broncos have won Super Bowl 50 after beating the Carolina Panthers with 24-10 in Santa Clara.

The Carolina Panthers were heavy favorites, having lost only once all season and with the league’s Most Valuable Player of the season Cam Newton at quarterback.

However, Cam Newton was smothered by the Broncos defense and gave up three turnovers – including one that led to a touchdown.

That helped Denver, quarterbacked by veteran Peyton Manning, open a 10-0 lead early on and they never lost it.

It had been rumored the game would be 39-year-old Peyton Manning’s last, but he said afterwards he would “take time to reflect”.

Cam Newton did not have a good game, but he was not helped by an awful display by Carolina’s receivers, with Jerricho Cotchery guilty of two crucial drops.

It’s a third Super Bowl title for the Broncos, while the Panthers are still waiting for their first.Super Bowl 50 winners

The Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller was named the game’s Most Valuable Player after completing five tackles, two and a half sacks and two forced fumbles.

“I’m so proud of my guys,” he said.

“It’s been every last one of you guys in the locker room that has gotten me to this moment right here.”

Von Miller, 26, becomes only the 10th defensive player to win the award and only the fourth linebacker.

He was the number two pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, in which Cam Newton was drafted first by the Panthers.

For Peyton Manning – the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards and touchdown passes – this win will strengthen his case to be seen as the greatest quarterback of all time.

He has now won two and lost two of his four Super Bowl appearances – his first win coming with the Indianapolis Colts in 2006 – and improved his post-season record to 14-13.

It was not a vintage performance from Peyton Manning, who was sacked five times and did not throw for a touchdown.

Coldplay were the main performers at the half-time and they were joined by Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson.

The British group opened the show by singing Yellow and Viva La Vida as children carrying multi-colored umbrellas and violins streamed onto the pitch.

Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson performed their hit Uptown Funk, before Beyonce sang her new song Formation.

They closed the show by performing a mash-up of Coldplay’s hit Fix You and Beyonce’s Crazy In Love.

Coldplay will headline the halftime show at Super Bowl 50 in February 2016.

Frontman Chris Martin said the band was “excited and honored and thrilled” to take part in next year’s event. He has also described the show as the “greatest moment” in the band’s career.

Coldplay revealed the news on Twitter, saying the show would reflect the past, present and the next 50 years ahead.

A record 118.5 million viewers in the US watched Katy Perry perform in this year’s half-time show.

The NFL promised “fun, celebration and surprises” for the event at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.Super Bowl 50 Coldplay

Recent half-time headliners have also included Beyonce, Madonna and Bruno Mars, with Bruce Springsteen and The Who also playing in past years.

In a promotional video, Chris Martin said: “We are so excited and honored and thrilled to be playing the half-time show.

“It’s going to be wonderful and I hope we see you there.”

Coldplay’s artistic director, Phil Harvey, said there would be a “special guest” – but did not reveal their identity.

The band is planning to tour “early next year”, after only playing a handful of low-key shows to promote their last album, Ghost Stories.

It was also announced on Coldplay’s website that they were to play a free show in Paris for their French fans on December 9, weeks after the attacks in the city that left 130 dead, including many at the Bataclan theatre where the Eagles of Death Metal were performing.