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Adam Thompstone touched down for Leicester in their win over Bath

Adam Thompstone touched down for Leicester in their win over Bath

Adam Thompstone touched down for Leicester in their win over Bath

Three players were sent off in five minutes of mayhem as Leicester bounced back from last week's defeat at Wasps to beat Bath 17-12 in the Aviva Premiership at Welford Road.

Bath duo Francois Louw and Matt Banahan and Leicester's Brett Deacon were all shown red cards for foul play between the 60th and 65th minutes.

The dismissals proved a turning point in the game because Bath, who had just lost Simon Taylor to the sin-bin, saw their 12-6 lead - gained through tries from Stephen Donald and Tom Biggs - eroded as the hosts scored 11 points in five minutes. Adam Thompstone crossed for Leicester's try, with the rest of their points coming from the boot of George Ford.

It was a much-needed win for Leicester after last week's defeat at Wasps, while Bath, who beat leaders Harlequins last week, will be kicking themselves for their indiscipline.

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