Will Skelton double help Saracens complete 27-20 win over Harlequins

Will Skelton scored two second half tries
Will Skelton scored two second half tries
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Saracens 27 - 20 Harlequins, London Stadium

Will Skelton scored two second-half tries as Saracens overturn an 11-point deficit to complete a 27-20 win over Harlequins in their Gallagher Premiership clash at London Stadium.

The win has seen Saracens consolidate their second position in the table with 62 points as they inch towards a home play-off while Harlequins are at fourth place with 49 points.

A breakdown penalty in the 10th minute was slotted by Marcus Smith as Harlequins opened their account early but that remained their only points in the game for the first half hour before Smith's converted try in the 32nd minute stretch their lead to 10 points.

Alex Lozowski helped Saracens get off the mark with a 36th minute penalty goal and two minutes later the visitors lost Matt Symons to sin-bin. Lozowski kicked his second three-pointer in the 40th minute to make it 6-10 but despite being one man down, the Quins scored their second try in the added minutes of the first half at the end of which the scoreline was 6-17.

Mark McCall's men showed better intent at the start of the second half with Schalk Burger dotting down in the 46th minute and Lozowski improved it to narrow down the gap to four points.

Both the teams were down to 14-men temporarily in the 55th minute with Saracens' Liam Williams and Harlequins' Care yellow-carded following which Skelton crossed over twice in the 58th and 67th minutes to complete a 27-20 win for the Sarries.

Widely regarded as the most competitive rugby union league in the world...it can only be the Gallagher Premiership.

12 teams compete in the league over a season, playing every team both home and away, before four move into the playoffs and one is relegated.

The division is becoming more and more exciting as each year passes by so who will be lifting silverware at Twickenham in May?

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