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Super Bowl LIVE: Kansas City Chiefs vs San Francisco 49ers - updates from Super Bowl LIV


  • The Chiefs face the 49ers in the NFL’s 54th Super Bowl
  • The 49ers are five-time Super Bowl winners – but are winless since 1954
  • Kansas City have not even played in a championship game since their last triumph in 1970
  • The game kicks off from Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium at 11.30pm UK time

Super Bowl LIVE: Kansas City Chiefs vs San Francisco 49ers – updates from Super Bowl LIV (Image: GETTY)

Super Bowl 54 LIVE: Kansas City Chiefs 10 – 10 San Francisco 49ers

HALF-TIME  – Nothing to separate the two sides, and Shakira and Jennifer Lopez will be up next. 

Q2 – 0.9 – George Kittle makes a huge catch for a big gain, but the play is reversed as Kittle is charged with pass interference. 

Q2 – 0.19 – Time out taken by the 49ers after a two-yard gain. 

TWO MINUTE WARNING 

For those unfamiliar, play stops with two minutes remaining in the first and second halves of the game. 

TOUCHDOWN 49ERS! – Kyle Juszczyk with a lovely run through the middle after catching a pass on the 10-yard line. Back to you, Pat Mahomes.

Q2 – 8.30 – Two nice runs from the 49ers, first through Raheem Mostert, then by Tevin Coleman. San Francisco starting to heat things up on offense.

Chiefs extend lead – Brandon Colquitt makes no mistake with a field goal as Andy Reid opts against going for it on fourth-down.

Super Bowl LIVE: Kansas City Chiefs vs San Francisco 49ers - updates from Super Bowl LIV

Super Bowl LIVE: Kansas City Chiefs vs San Francisco 49ers – updates from Super Bowl LIV (Image: GETTY)

INTERCEPTION! The Chiefs have the ball back through Bashaud Breeland, who picks off a Jimmy Garoppolo pass.  

TOUCHDOWN CHIEFS! – Patrick Mahomes runs the ball in with just 30 seconds remaining in the first quarter.

The quarterback span off to the right before selling a dummy and breaking into the end zone. 

Q1 – 2.00 – Damien Williams stopped on the line! The running back is held just inches away from the end zone. 

Q1 – 2.30 – Patrick Mahomes runs to the three-yard line but is brutally taken out by Jimmy Ward of the 49ers. 

Q1 – 4.30 – Damien Williams maks two quick runs to get through into field-goal-range. 

Q1 – 7.00 – Nick Bosa stops Chiefs for a gain of three yards. 

The Chiefs follow up the stop by getting a first-down with a rush through the middle.

Super Bowl LIVE: Kansas City Chiefs vs San Francisco 49ers - updates from Super Bowl LIV

Super Bowl LIVE: Kansas City Chiefs vs San Francisco 49ers – updates from Super Bowl LIV (Image: GETTY)

Q1 – San Francisco on the board! Robbie Gould nails a field goal from 38 yards to give the first points of the game to the 49ers.

Q1 – 08.40 – Samuel stopped! Deebo Samuel caught a pass on the right-hand-side of the field but was immediately pushed back by three defensive linemen. 

Q1 – 12.00 – The 49ers run-first policy is already in full effect.

Deebo Samuel ran down the right to make a significant gain, before Tevin Coleman was stopped for no gain

Q1 – 14.12 – Mecole Hardman receives the kick-off and is tackled before the 30-yard line. 

Mahomes opts to pass off for a run on the first play but is then tipped by Nick Bosa while trying to make a side pass. 

The Chiefs then punt it on fourth-down. 

Super Bowl LIVE: Kansas City Chiefs vs San Francisco 49ers - updates from Super Bowl LIV

Super Bowl LIVE: Kansas City Chiefs vs San Francisco 49ers – updates from Super Bowl LIV (Image: GETTY)

11.30pm Kick-off – The 49ers win the toss and choose to defend.

11.25pm. Anthem time!

Demi Lovato has performed the national anthem, featuring live footage from US soldiers based overseas. 

The pop singer got a good reception by fans all around the stadium. 

For the hard of hearing, there was a sign language performer translating the anthem. 

11.15pm Here they come! The teams are on their way to the field, and we’ll be introduced to the San Francisco 49ers first. 

Jimmy Garppolo, who led his team to 15 wins this season, will lead the team out onto the team. 

Fans are currently being treated to a speech from Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. 

The Kansas City Chiefs followed, led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes. 

Super Bowl LIVE: Kansas City Chiefs vs San Francisco 49ers - updates from Super Bowl LIV

Super Bowl LIVE: Kansas City Chiefs vs San Francisco 49ers – updates from Super Bowl LIV (Image: GETTY)

11.10pm. Bill Belichick shows his funny side. 

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick was booed as he appeared on the big screen at Super Bowl 54.

The famously-glum coach even cracked a smile to show he wasn’t bothered, and flipped his hands up to the camera to show off his Super Bowl rings.

He has a record six Super Bowl wins, two more than anyone else, and was honoured as part of the NFL’s best team of the last 100 seasons. 

Super Bowl LIVE: Kansas City Chiefs vs San Francisco 49ers - updates from Super Bowl LIV

Super Bowl LIVE: Kansas City Chiefs vs San Francisco 49ers – updates from Super Bowl LIV (Image: GETTY)

11pm. Super Bowl stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant.

Both teams took to the field half an hour before kick-off in order to pay tribute to the late Kobe Bryant. 

The NBA legend lost his life a week ago in a helicopter crash, along with his teenage daughter and seven others.

And players from both sets of teams paid their respects with a moment of silence, while the jumbotron displayed the names of those who died. 

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Super Bowl LIVE: Kansas City Chiefs vs San Francisco 49ers – updates from Super Bowl LIV (Image: GETTY)

10.35pm. The 49ers’ opposite is 24-year-old Patrick Mahomes, who has sparked huge excitement despite just two years as a starter in the league.

Drafted 10th in 2017, he almost took the Chiefs to the Super Bowl a year ago but went one better this time around.

And the NFL MVP is desperate to clinch the Vince Lombardi Trophy for coach Andy Reid, whose Philadelphia Eagles lost to the Patriots back in 2005.

“I would probably be happier for him, for sure,” Mahomes said. “I’ll be pretty happy, too, for myself.

“The work that he has put in every single day, everywhere he’s been he’s had success, so we want to get him that Super Bowl, but we understand it’s a process.

“First off we’ve got to come in, have a great practice today, play great this weekend, and then try to give ourselves a chance to try to get in that game and try to get ourselves that trophy.”

Super Bowl LIVE: Kansas City Chiefs vs San Francisco 49ers - updates from Super Bowl LIV

Super Bowl LIVE: Kansas City Chiefs vs San Francisco 49ers – updates from Super Bowl LIV (Image: GETTY)

10.20pm. The 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo has explained his vision as to how San Francisco will overcome Kansas City tonight.

The 28-year-old is a two-time Super Bowl champion with the Patriots but was merely a supporting act for Tom Brady.

Now, though, he is a leading man as he looks to write his name into 49ers history.

“Spread the ball around, getting everyone involved on offense, run the ball well, passing it well,” the Niners’ QB answered.

“When everything’s clicking – like one of those games – when everything’s clicking and you just feel good, and the defense is ballin’ — It will be tough in the Super Bowl.

“It’s never an easy game, obviously, so it will be a good test for us.”

On keeping the mood light among the team, he added: “Yeah, especially just in practice.

“I think just throughout the entire week, they tried to do too much, and it’s like, ‘No, we got here doing what we do,’ and I think our team, they keep it light.

“We’ve got (George) Kittle, Kendrick Bourne; those guys keep it as light as possible.”

10.10pm. So how did each team get to the Super Bowl?

The 49ers topped the NFC with a 13-3 record, setting them up against the Minnesota Vikings in the divisional playoffs.

A 27-10 win put them up against the Green Bay Packers, who they swept past 37-20 to punch their ticket to today’s big game.

The Chiefs meanwhile finished second to the Ravens in the AFC with a 12-4 record.

That led to a high-scoring divisional playoff clash with the Houston Texans, whom they overcame 51-31.

The Tennessee Titans were next up in the AFC Championship Game and a 35-24 triumph saw them end a 50-year wait for a Super Bowl appearance.

Super Bowl LIVE: Kansas City Chiefs vs San Francisco 49ers - updates from Super Bowl LIV

Super Bowl LIVE: Kansas City Chiefs vs San Francisco 49ers – updates from Super Bowl LIV (Image: GETTY)

10pm. Evening folks – or good afternoon, to those of you across the pond! 

It’s finally time. Super Bowl LIV (54, for those of you unfamiliar with your Roman numerals) is here, kicking off at around 11.30pm.

AFC champions Kansas City Chiefs take on NFC top dogs the San Francisco 49ers in tonight’s championship showdown in Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium.

This is the first time the two have faced off in the Super Bowl but it’s far from a new experience for the 49ers.

They have won five Super Bowls – although none since 1994. This is their first appearance since 2013, when they lost to the Baltimore Ravens.

Kansas City haven’t tasted showpiece success for 50 years and haven’t even reached a Super Bowl since then, denied a trip by the Pats in the AFC Championship Game last year.

So what do the two teams have for us tonight? Hopefully a more entertaining evening than 12 months ago, when New England beat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3.



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