Saracens 18-20 Exeter Chiefs, Allianz Park
Replacement Moray Low scored the winning try as Exeter Chiefs went on to edge out Saracens 18-20 in their Aviva Premiership encounter at Allianz Park on Sunday.
The win has helped Exeter Chiefs consolidate their position at the top as they now have a five point lead over second placed Saracens.
Even though Gareth Steenson kicked a sixth minute penalty, Mark McCall's side responded with a short-side try from Alex Goode that was converted by Ben Spencer.
A sin-bin to Exeter Chief's scrum-half Nic White in the 11th minute saw Schalk Brits scoring the second try for the Saracens as they stretched the lead to 12-3 following which Steenson and Spencer traded penalties to end the first half.
Saracens also suffered injuries concern with prop Richard Barrington was ruled out of much of the game after failing a head injury assessment while Brits was withdrawn at half-time on a stretcher.
The defending champions gathered momentum at the start of the second half which saw their first try coming through Ian Whitten in the 50th minute and a conversion from Steenson brought down the gap to two points.
Despite Marcelo Bosch penalty in the 55th minute increased Saracens lead to five points, it was Exeter, who had the momentum on their side and eventually it was Low, who crashed past low in the 72nd minute followed by a reliable conversion from Steenson that helped them complete a thrilling two point victory.
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