The Leicester Tigers ended Saracens’ unbeaten home run in the Premiership, winning 20-19 thanks to a last-gasp Geordan Murphy drop goal.
Murphy banked the winner after a 26-phase move to snap a winning streak at Vicarage Road that dates back to October 2010. Despite the defeat, Saracens hooker Schalk Brits was outstanding, creating a try for his countryman Neil de Kock with a deft offload and contributing in all facets of his game.
Saracens dominated the early exchanges but Leicester stayed in touch with a series of penalties, Toby Flood trading three pointers with Saracens’ Alex Goode.
The Tigers scored late in the piece but Goode had the opportunity to end the contest in the 75th minute with a penalty which he pushed wide. The visitors then produced a patient attack to set up the drop goal.