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Wales v England - Story of the match

Elliot Daly raced over for a late try as England claimed a 16th successive victory by dispatching Wales 21-16 in a remarkable RBS 6 Nations title showdown in Cardiff.

Daly switched on the afterburners to gallop on to a pass from Owen Farrell and glide past Alex Cuthbert, scoring in the left corner with five minutes of a enthralling clash remaining.

Wales were in control when Liam Williams ran in a well-worked try shortly before the interval, but England's bench and conditioning proved the difference once again to keep their Grand Slam defence intact.

TWEET OF THE MATCH

"Hell of a 1st half ! No time to tweet!!" former England captain Will Carling (@willcarling) on a pulsating opening period in Cardiff.

STAR MAN

Dan Biggar. Biggar was a doubt for the match because of a rib injury but there was no sign of any discomfort as the forceful Wales fly-half emptied the tanks at the Principality Stadium. His chip and chase in the first half almost resulted in a try while his intercept of Ben Youngs' pass relieved pressure on his team.

MOMENT OF THE MATCH

A first defeat of Eddie Jones' reign beckoned as Wales led late on but England refused to throw in the towel. They pounded away, their superior fitness beginning to tell, and in the 76th minute they struck when Farrell sent Daly sprinting over for a match-winning try. It was a impressive display of character from the champions, who never know when they are beaten.

VILLAIN OF THE MATCH

Ross Moriarty was lucky to escape punishment for a late tackle on Farrell that left the England playmaker doubled over in pain. Somehow referee Jerome Garces failed to award a penalty or even take a closer look at the incident. Farrell smiled once he had recovered, but his pass to George Ford was long gone and he could have felt aggrieved.

STAT OF THE MATCH

England strung together 26 phases of play before scrum-half Ben Youngs crossed for the opening try in the 18th minute.

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