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Highlights | Tigers fight back to beat Saracens

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Watch the Match Highlights from the Gallagher Premiership fixture between Leicester Tigers and Saracens in Round 3 of the 21/22 season at Mattioli Woods Welford Road.

Leicester Tigers came from behind to win with a last-minute penalty try against Saracens at Mattioli Woods Welford Road on Saturday.

Tigers trailed 12-3 entering the closing 10 minutes and the visitors had largely been in control, converting pressure into points with Owen Farrell’s kicking. But Steve Borthwick’s team refused to lie down and stayed in the fight long enough to set up a remarkable finish.

George Ford’s penalty set up the final big push and it came with the home crowd’s encouragement ringing around the stadium as Tigers were given a late, late penalty and played to the left-hand corner.

The forwards pushed onwards and, as they threatened the line, the maul came down and referee Christophe Ridley awarded a penalty try which sealed a 13-12 verdict for the hosts.