The Baltimore Ravens have held off a heroic San Francisco 49ers fightback in one of the most eventful Super Bowls in recent memory.

Local boy Jacoby Jones scored two touchdowns, including a 108-yard kick return, at the Superdome in New Orleans.

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco threw for three touchdowns, as the Ravens established a 28-6 lead - before a power outage caused a break in play during the third quarter which lasted more than half an hour.

When play resumed, the 49ers were transformed with quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who had a difficult start to the game, leading the fightback.

He passed for a touchdown and ran for another in a 23-3 run which put the 49ers tantalisingly close to the Ravens.

No team in Super Bowl history had ever come back from more than ten points down to win and that record remained as the Ravens defence stood firm.

Baltimore won the game 34-31 to claim the Vince Lombardi Trophy, with Flacco, who threw for 287 yards in total, voted MVP.