NFL – The Denver Broncos have celebrated the retirement of quarterback Peyton Manning (pictured) in the ideal fashion by defeating the Carolina Panthers 214 -10 in Super Bowl 50.

In a game dominated by the defence of both sides, Manning copped a hammering from the Panthers, completing just 13 of 23 passes and being sacked five times.

The Broncos were never headed after its defense forced an early mistake that led to the first touchdown of the match and awarded Manning, a five time league Most Valuable Player his second Super Bowl title.