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Sarries claim win at Welford Road

Replacement Billy Twelvetrees missed a last-gasp penalty as Saracens moved to within two points of Leicester at the top of the Aviva Premiership with an attritional 15-14 win at Welford Road.

A magnificent try from Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi separated the sides at the break as three penalties apiece from Jeremy Staunton and Alex Goode saw the hosts hold a 14-9 interval lead.

But the Tigers remained scoreless after the break and two more Goode penalties, the second just five minutes from time, saw Saracens become the first side to win at Welford Road in the league this season.

Leicester had a late chance to snatch a 10th-straight league win but Twelvetrees, just on from the bench, pushed his effort wide with time up to spark jubilant celebrations among the visiting players.

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