Leicester Tigers 16 - 12 Northampton

Match info: Premiership at Welford Road

Date: 03/11/2012 KO: 14:15 Att: 24,000

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Leicester

TriesSmith (42)ConversionsFord (43)PenaltiesFord (18, 40, 54)

16
vs
12

Northampton

PenaltiesLamb (3, 11, 44, 74)

FT (ht: 6-6)

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  • Leicester Tigers 16 Northampton Saints 12

    Full-time
  • Leicester looking to deny Northampton the bonus point, but the ball goes into touch and the Tigers take a gritty, frustrating victory. No real sparkle but concerns over George Ford's kicking. One for the forwards.

    80
  • Ugly kick from Saints substitute Luther Burrell gives Leicester a lineout deep in the Northampton half. That could be the game.

    79
  • Northampton's maul comes to a halt inside the Leicester half and it's a scrum to the hosts. Two minutes left.

    77
  • SIN-BIN, NORTHAMPTON, LAMB! Garner concludes that Lamb's action was a professional foul and Northampton will see this one out with 14 men. Atmosphere building.

    76
  • Tom May threads a smart kick into the corner but time is off - Greg Garner going back to see if a Leicester player was taken out illegally on a box kick. Allen clearly blocked by Lamb, penalty to Leicester.

    76
  • Another Northampton penalty gets them out of trouble, Leicester not doing enough to stay on their feet at the breakdown. Chance for the visitors with a lineout outside the Leicester 22.

    75
  • PENALTY, NORTHAMPTON, LAMB! 16-12. The gap closes to just four points as Lamb sends the ball through the uprights. Tense finish ahead.

    74
  • Northampton back down in Leicester's 22 and their maul burrows into the danger zone. Penalty given against the Tigers.

    73
  • Chance for Saints but Mafi steals the lineout and then gets taken out in the air. Chance for Northampton goes begging.

    71
  • Goneva on a slant cuts through the defence and the Tigers advance once more. This time it's Northampton who win the penalty however, Leicester off their feet at the breakdown.

    69
  • Ford gets another shot at goal after Artemyev offends and once again he misses. Rough afternoon off the tee.

    65
  • Another shot at goal for the Tigers and Ford is wide once more, keeping Northampton in the game.

    64
  • Driving maul from the Tigers deep in the Northampton 22 and this looks very threatening. Ayerza keeps the ball at the back but Leicester go down three metres out. The ball is lost however and Northampton clear their lines.

    62
  • Paul Doran Jones on for Mujati, Northampton looking to shore up the scrum. Penalty count rising for the visitors and it is starting to cost them dearly.

    60
  • Castrogiovanni now firmly on top at the scrum, winning yet another penalty as Leicester kick deep.

    59
  • Burst down the left flank from Tonga'uhia who offloads well to Roberts. Phases from Northampton before substitute Vasily Artemyev is bundled out into touch.

    58
  • Game beginning to open up as Leicester attack from within their own half. Tonga'uhia runs around to steal the ball from the Leicester ruck and Saints, loosely, try to make their way forward before losing possession.

    56
  • PENALTY, LEICESTER, FORD! 16-9. Ford converts the resulting penalty to move to 4/7 on the day. Leicester stretching the gap.

    54
  • Mike Haywood clashes into Geordan Murphy in the air and the crowd are furious. Murphy going for an up and under but Haywood had committed and bundles into the Leicester captain. Incident refereed to the TMO and Leicester are given the penalty.

    54

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