Graham Gano's late field goal has helped the Carolina Panthers come from nine points down to claim a late victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL, with the visitors scoring the only touchdown in a 10-9 success at Candlestick Park.
San Francisco had started the match brightly and consistently drove into field-goal range thanks to the rushing efforts of Frank Gore.
Phil Dawson's trusty boot helped the 49ers use those positions to build a 9-0 lead, scoring three early field goals as the Panthers struggled to get things going on offense.
Just before half time Carolina made up for a sloppy start to score a touchdown in some style through Deangelo Hall, who broke through three tackles to complete a 27-yard burst into the end zone.
Early in the fourth quarter Carlolina took the lead for the first time as Gano kicked a long 53-yard field goal between the posts, giving the Panthers a slender lead to defend late on.
With less than a minute to play, Newton managed to fumble, giving San Francisco one last chance to produce a game-winning play.
49ers quarterback Kapernick was unable to respond, though, sacked for the sixth time in the match before throwing an interception as the Panthers improved to 6-3 in the NFC South.