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Summary

  1. Burns kicks 20 points as Leicester beat Harlequins 25-6
  2. Burns sets up Owen Williams to score game's only try
  3. Tigers' Mike Fitzgerald and Quins' James Chisholm sin-binned after late clash
  4. Saracens go back to the top of the table after 28-13 win at Sale
  5. Tries from Bosch, Gallagher and Spencer secure victory

Live Reporting

By Louise Gwilliam

All times stated are UK

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Goodnight

So that's it from us this weekend in the Premiership.

Thanks to all of you who read or listened to our live coverage over the past few days.

Enjoy your week and we will see you back here on Friday for Sale v Exeter.

Goodnight!

Review of the weekend: Saturday

And in the sole game on Saturday in the Premiership, Gloucester secured their first home league win of the season with a 36-18 victory over high-flying Wasps.

'Our lack of discipline cost us today'

FT: Leicester 25-6 Harlequins

John Kingston
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Harlequins Director of Rugby John Kingston on BT Sport:

"We lost our composure after the break and with that the game went.

"But we will dust ourselves down and prepare for the game against Bath on Sunday the right way."

'It's a big couple of weeks for us'

FT: Leicester 25-6 Harlequins

Leicester Director of Rugby Richard Cockerill speaking on BT Sport:

"It was a win and I think we controlled the game from start to finish.

"In the second half we wanted to control the field position and to up our intensity in defence .

"It petered out towards the end but every time we got into their 22 they seemed to get penalised.

"We scrapped really hard and Harlequins had opportunities to score but they didn't take them."

Review of the weekend: Friday night lights

Bath rugby
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Under the Friday night lights, Worcester lost their unbeaten home record in the Premiership this season as Stephen Myler kicked six penalties for Northampton to take a narrow 18-17 victory.

In the North, Exeter ran out comfortable 32-19 winners against Newcastle to end a run of three Premiership defeats.

And in the West Country derby, Bath once again beat rivals Bristol 16-9 in a scrappy affair at The Recreation ground.

Sunday showdown

FT: Leicester 25-6 Harlequins

Just in case you've missed any of our coverage this weekend, here's a run-down of what's been happening in the Premiership over the last few days.

In today's early game, Saracens returned to the top of the Premiership table after a convincing second-half performance against Sale. They ran out 28-13 winners, scoring three tries in the process.

Full-time

Leicester 25-6 Harlequins

After a battle of the kickers in the first half, Leicester ran away with the game in the first 15 minutes of the second period.

A penalty and a drop-goal from Freddie Burns followed by Owen Williams' try gave Tigers a commanding lead and Harlequins were unable to reply.

A wet afternoon at Welford Road which was not without error, but Freddie Burns controlled proceedings all afternoon and did enough to earn his side victory.

Owen Williams
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Leicester 25-6 Harlequins

No, they have time for another.

Harlequins are penalised for offside and with three seconds remaining, Leicester kick to touch.

And James Chisholm and Mike Fitzgerald just have time to return to the field.

Leicester 25-6 Harlequins

Leicester are in possession with just under two minutes remaining in this fixture.

Freddie Burns, with the penalty, kicks to touch and Leicester will enjoy one last attack.

Leicester 25-6 Harlequins

Aaron Morris takes his eyes off the ball momentarily and the Quins full-back hands Leicester good field position with just over five minutes to play.

He's not made many errors on his debut for the visitors, and he can breathe a sigh of relief as the penalty goes against Leicester at the scrum.

Leicester 25-6 Harlequins

Quins' James Horwill looks to have a nasty dislocated finger, which after a few tries, can't be fixed on field and he departs to get it sorted.

Not a nice sight for anyone tucking into their Sunday dinners.

It's definitely been an interesting last few minutes.

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Sin-bin (Fitzgerald and Chisholm)

Leicester 25-6 Harlequins

Leicester's Mike Fitzgerald is sent to the bin for 10 minutes after a tip-tackle on James Chisholm.

But Chisholm's reaction was rather fiery, and his swinging arm also earns him a yellow card.

And after all that, the penalty for the tackle is reversed so Leicester punt the ball downfield.

Leicester 25-6 Harlequins

Frustrations have boiled over at Welford Road.

Mike Fitzgerald looks to have lifted a player's legs above the horizontal and we're checking with the TMO.

Leicester 25-6 Harlequins

Harlequins are pressing here and they're the closest they've been to the try-line.

Leicester's Brendon O'Connor is penalised for being off his feet, but Tigers can afford to give those away with their healthy lead.

And Quins lose the ball from their own line-out. It hasn't been their afternoon.

Leicester 25-6 Harlequins

Freddie Burns is the latest Leicester player to receive treatment as he heads off for a head-injury assessment.

Matthew Tait and Marcos Ayerza have both left the field for Leicester due to injury, the latter exiting with a heavy limp.

Leicester 25-6 Harlequins

But frustration on the face of the Quins players as they lose their own line-out and are then penalised for offside.

With Leicester backed into a corner, they needed to keep their discipline.

Leicester 25-6 Harlequins

It's been one-way traffic so far in the second half but Harlequins have an opportunity here are they win the penalty from the scrum.

They can't go for goal in this situation and they need a score from this line-out to get anything from the game.

Karl Dickson
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Penalty (Burns)

Leicester 25-6 Harlequins

Leicester extend their lead to 19 points through the boot of Freddie Burns.

He takes his individual tally to 20 points and Leicester are firmly in control of this one.

Leicester 22-6 Harlequins

Quins have only won one of their last 10 Premiership matches on the road.

It will be a big ask for them to turn the game around in the final 20 minutes.

They win a penalty on the halfway line as Leicester are pulled for not rolling away.

But it's a big mistake from Nick Evans as he misses touch with his kick and they'll have to build again now.

Leicester 22-6 Harlequins

Leicester are looking supremely confident now but as the ball is fed down the blind side to Freddie Burns, he can't hold on to the pass.

Tigers have certainly changed the tempo of the game and Harlequins are in danger of losing touch here.