By WILLS ROBINSON
Cheerleaders, hot dogs, the star-spangled banner and 84,000 frenzied fans from all over the world. The NFL returned to London this weekend and, as always, put on a spectacular show.
A sea of different colour jerseys were worn by hoards of supporters across the capital, proving British sports fans do not hold back when the other type of football comes to the UK for its annual spectacle.
On the pitch, the Minnesota Vikings narrowly beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-27 after a nail-biting finish, giving the near sell-out crowd their money's worth.
The show at Wembley began when British rapper Tinie Tempah took to the stage to perform a set, with the help of a team of cheerleaders from the Minnesota Vikings.
Gene Simmons, the lead singer of Kiss, then took the microphone to perform the American national anthem before Laura Wright sang God Save The Queen.
The players were then welcomed onto the pitch by smoke machines and stunning pyrotechnics.
British boxer David Haye and Cheryl Cole were among the celebrities to attend the game, watching among fans, some of which had travelled thousands of miles to support their team.
The Geordie pop star tweeted after the match: 'My first NFL American football game at Wembley Stadium and the team I decided to support won.'