Leicester Tigers held on to secure a vital, one-point, victory over Harlequins at Twickenham Stoop in Round 12 of the 23/24 Gallagher Premiership season.
Despite dominating for much of the match, 'Quins were able to work their way back into the game and be within an inch of victory but for a missed conversion attempt from the home side in the 79th minute meaning Leicester held on to secure the hard-fought, away win.
Tigers were the first to add points, in the 15th minute, with Handré Pollard making it 3-0 from a 40m penalty goal after continued pressure in attack paid off for Tigers.
After dominating pressure for the opening 25 minutes, Leicester looked to have the first try before it was called back by the officials when the last pass was ruled forward from Solomone Kata.
However, with an advantage in their back pocket, the play was brought back and just two phases after the lineout deep inside the Harlequins half, Jasper Wiese crashed over in the right hand corner to make it 0-8 in London.
The back-rower took the ball around the corner from the set piece and barged through a handful of defenders to get the game's first before Pollard extended the lead to ten points, 0-10, approaching the half-hour mark at Twickenham Stoop.
It remained all Tigers in attack until late in the first half when Nick David finished an impressive attack from halfway to get the home side on the scoreboard.
Quick hands saw full-back Tyrone Green in space before finding his fellow back three member, David, who ran it in for their opening.
A successful conversion attempt from Jarrod Evans saw it back to a three-point game, 7-10, with two minutes left in the first half, where it remained until the break despite a late chance inside the 'Quins half for Leicester.
Just four minutes into the second half and Tigers nearly had a second when Ollie Hassell-Collins picked up a Mike Brown grubber on the fly but was dragged down within inches of the 'Quins line before the hosts counter-rucked and earned back possession with a penalty at the breakdown.
On the 50-minute mark, Harlequins were celebrating a 50m effort for their second try before TMO intervention rubbed out the score after the home side broke the 5m rule at the scrum on halfway to start the move.
Dan McKellar went to his bench just before an hour of play in London with James Whitcombe, Matt Rogerson and Ben Youngs all brought into the game, but it was the home team who had the burst of energy approaching the final quarter when they took the lead - for the first time - in the 59th minute.
A lineout, 10m out from the Leicester line, was mauled forward and hooker Jack Walker is the man to get over for his team's second.
Evans was again on the mark from the tee to make it a four-point game, 10-14, before Tigers took back the lead just two minutes after the home side's second.
A perfectly selected pass from Pollard, down the left-hand side in attack, for Dan Kelly saw the centre in space and he offloaded for Hassell-Collins who swerved his way almost around the last Harlequins defender before offloading inside to Mike Brown who ran it in untouched to take back the lead against his former club.
Pollard converted from near in front of the posts to make Leicester's lead three points, 14-17, with just 15 minutes left in London before making it six, 14-20, with a penalty goal in the 70th minute.
Harlequins get a chance to take back the lead, with five minutes left on the clock, when awarded a penalty before finding touch deep inside the Leicester half. But, from the lineout maul, they opt to chip kick and Tigers defused the situation with a take under pressure at the back.
Leicester cleared from the free kick and, at the lineout to follow, Sam Carter - on in the second row - spoiled the home side's throw and earned back possession for his team with just two minutes remaining.
At the scrum to follow, Harlequins pushed the visitors off the ball and won back the ball and chance in attack inside the Tigers half and, through some impressive interplay, found space down the right in attack through full-back Green to get over and make it 19-20 with 50 seconds remaining and a kick to come.
Evans was unable to finish the fairytale for his team and take back the lead with the conversion attempt missing, leaving Leicester in the lead, 19-20, with just seconds left and Tigers, after kicking off, forced Harlequins into an error in attack and secured the one-point, away victory.