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Leicester go top after win

Published 02/01/2011

Jordan Crane
Jordan Crane

Reigning champions Leicester hit the top of the table for the first time this season as they secured their fourth league victory in a row with a 22-15 triumph at Exeter.

A record attendance for Sandy Park - 10,495 - watched the game on a cold, clear Devon evening after the capacity of 10,700 had been reduced owing to the presence of the TV cameras.

Leicester made a dream start as, after less than three minutes, Alesana Tuilagi went over, while Jordan Crane scored a try in either half.

Jeremy Staunton added five points with his boot, while replacement Toby Flood also kicked a conversion.

Exeter failed to go over the try line but Ryan Davis kept them within touching distance of the Tigers by scoring four penalties, while Gareth Steenson also added three points.

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