Watch the Match Highlights from the Round 8 victory over Bath Rugby at Mattioli Woods Welford Road.
Tigers scored a last-minute try to seal the extra point in a 40-23 victory on Friday evening.
In the 202nd meeting of these age-old rivals, Tigers ensured they would meet the first break in the league programme – with two weeks of Premiership Cup to come – unbeaten with George Ford scoring one of the tries and landing each of his eight kicks at goal as he became the first player to top 100 Premiership points this season.
Bath travelled on the back of just one defeat in the last six meetings of the teams but without a win in their six games so far this season while Tigers had won seven in a row for the first time in a Premiership season as the only unbeaten team in the league.
Both teams had to make changes in the first week of the international period and Steve Borthwick brought Cyle Brink in for his first appearance of the season after recovering from injury and there were places for Tommy Reffell, Guy Porter and Dolly among the changes following the win at Northampton Saints last weekend.
Bath provided the first try of the evening, with Max Clark supplying the finish but Tigers replied with two tries in a three-minute spell from Nic Dolly and Matt Scott while they also saw the visitors have a score ruled out by TMO checks before reaching the half-time whistle still 20-13 in front.
There was little to separate the teams for much of the second period too until Ford’s try and then finally, in the last action of the evening, when hooker Tom Cowan-Dickie added the important fourth score.