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Summary

  1. Converted Harry Thacker had given Leicester second-half lead
  2. Marland Yarde pounces on the break to score late Harlequins try
  3. Harlequins fly-half Ben Botica kicks 20 points to seal victory

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By Gary Smee

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  1. Goodbye

    FT: Harlequins 25-19 Leicester

    It was certainly scrappy at times, but Harlequins won't mind as they stopped a run of three straight defeats with a battling victory over Leicester.

    That's about all we've got time for tonight, but have no fear - we'll be back tomorrow with live text and radio commentary from Saturday's three Premiership games.

    You can read Adam Williams' report here.

    Thanks for joining us. Enjoy the rest of your Friday night!

  2. FT: Harlequins 25-19 Leicester

    Harlequins flanker Luke Wallace told BT Sport:

    "It's so important, we had to be very honest with ourselves last week. It was an unacceptable performance.

    "This is a stepping stone and gives us confidence moving forward."

  3. FT: Harlequins 25-19 Leicester

    Well, what a second half that was!

    Harry Thacker's try put Leicester into a brief lead, before Marland Yarde raced clear to open up a nine-point gap for Quins.

    Leicester put the hosts under huge pressure at the end, but their defence held firm.

    Tigers take a losing bonus point from the match, but slip to fourth as Harlequins climb above them into third.

  4. Full-Time

    Harlequins 25-19 Leicester

    And that's it! Leicester knock the ball on and Harlequins get a vital win.

  5. Harlequins 25-19 Leicester

    Still Leicester are attacking but can't find the gaps. They need the converted try here. It's an incredible 14th phase of possession.

  6. Harlequins 25-19 Leicester

    Leicester are just metres from the try-line but Quins players are everywhere.

  7. Harlequins 25-19 Leicester

    And Tigers are on the front foot instantly, but can't get into Quins' 22.

    Huge defence going on from the hosts, they're determined to see this out.

    But Quins give away a penalty and Freddie Burns pumps it into the corner. Late drama anyone?

  8. Penalty (Burns)

    Harlequins 25-19 Leicester

    Harlequins give away a penalty almost straight from the restart and Freddie Burns slots over.

    A converted try will do for the visitors.

  9. Try (Yarde, con Botica)

    Harlequins 25-16 Leicester

    That is a huge try for Harlequins, not only in this match, but perhaps their season!

    Manu Tuilagi loses the ball in midfield, Ben Botica chips ahead and Marland Yarde races onto it to provide the finishing touch.

    Botica adds the extras and the lead is up to nine points.

  10. Missed penalty (Burns)

    Harlequins 18-16 Leicester

    Harlequins infringe at the line-out and concede a penalty out wide, but Freddie Burns' effort from the left wing doesn't quite have the legs to reclaim the lead for the visitors.

  11. Harlequins 18-16 Leicester

    Leicester go deep into the hosts' 22 but replacement prop Logovi'i Mulipola fumbles and the move breaks down.

    Director of rugby Richard Cockerill did not look impressed.

  12. Penalty (Botica)

    Harlequins 18-16 Leicester

    Ben Botica decides to go for the posts from almost 50 metres and it sails over! Absolutely superb kick to put Quins back into the lead.

    We're in for a thrilling final quarter of an hour here.

  13. Harlequins 15-16 Leicester

    Harlequins win yet another penalty from the scrum. How many times have we seen that tonight?

    It's all gone a bit scrappy again after a much better second half.

  14. Harlequins 15-16 Leicester

    Into the final quarter here and a tense phase of play with mistakes on the floor and in the hands from both sides.

  15. Harlequins 15-16 Leicester

    Harlequins look a bit shell-shocked after that Leicester try. It came out of nowhere.

    Still 20 minutes left for the hosts to respond and they have the wind at their backs.

  16. Try (Thacker, con Burns)

    Harlequins 15-16 Leicester

    Just as I said Manu Tuilagi hadn't been involved much, the big Leicester centre makes a charge, the ball works its way out to Harry Thacker and the replacement bundles over for the opening try.

    Freddie Burns converts to take the visitors back into the lead.

    Suddenly the game has swung in Tigers' favour.

    Harry Thacker try
  17. Harlequins 15-9 Leicester

    England coach Eddie Jones has said Manu Tuilagi could still play a part for England in the Six Nations.

    I'm not sure how much the Australian will be able to take from Tuilagi's performance so far - he hasn't done that much wrong, but hasn't really been involved in the thick of the action either.

    Still 25 minutes for things to change though.

    Eddie Jones
  18. Penalty (Bodica)

    Harlequins 15-9 Leicester

    Oh dear, more indiscipline from Leicester - something which plagued them in the defeat at Newcastle this time last week.

    Leonardo Ghiraldini is penalised for coming in at the side and Ben Botica sends over the penalty. 

    Quins just beginning to open up a bit of a gap.

  19. Harlequins 12-9 Leicester

    Freddie Burns comes on for Leicester in place of Oli Bryant.

    Tigers will definitely need all of his experience with the boot as the wind continues to howl.