Leicester return back to winning ways with 13-7 victory over London Irish

George Ford kicked eight points
George Ford kicked eight points

Leicester Tigers 13-7 London Irish, Welford Road

Leicester Tigers ended a three-match losing streak as they edged out London Irish 13-7 in the 16th round of Gallagher Premiership at Welford Road on Wednesday.

The Tigers continue to remain at 11th place despite the win while London Irish with 10 defeats from 16 games are at ninth place.

Leicester Tigers made a bright start but could not translate it into points until George Ford kicked a penalty goal in the eighth minute. Two minutes later Leicester had an injury setback when Harry Wells left the field for a HIA following a collision.

Despite that Tigers looked to press on and the pressure created eventually paid dividends in the 25th minute when David Williams touched down and Ford improved as they finished the opening half with 10 point lead.

Ford helped the home side get off the block first in the second half with a 46th minute penalty goal making it 13-0 but were reduced to 14-men temporarily when Calum Green was yellow-carded in the 56th minute for a deliberate off-side and five minutes later London Irish made use of the numerical advantage with Ben Meehan dotting down from close range with Paddy Jackson improving it to get the Exiles first points in the game.

With no further breakthrough for the visitors, London Irish managed to held on to their lead as they completed a six-point victory to revive their campaign.

The 17th round will see Leicester Tigers heading to Kingsholm to take on Gloucester on 30th August while London Irish will host Saracens on 31st August.

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