Lewington double sets up Saracens' 24-13 win over Leicester

Mako Vunipola played 64 minutes for Saracens
Mako Vunipola played 64 minutes for Saracens

Saracens 24-13 Leicester Tigers, Allianz Park

Alex Lewington scored a double as Saracens went on to beat Leicester Tigers 24-13 in the 13th round of the Gallagher Premiership at Allianz Park on Saturday.

This is Saracens' ninth win of the season but will face an automatic relegation at the end of the season while Leicester Tigers are at the 11th place.

Leicester lost fly-half Johnny McPhillips to a knee injury early in the game and by the 17th minute Saracens opened their account with Manu Vunipola with a well timed pass set Lewington over the line. The fly-half also followed with the conversion.

Tom Hardwick coming in as a replacement for McPhillips kicked back to back penalties to ensure the visitors had their deficit cut to one point at the end of the opening half.

The Tigers extended the momentum into the second half as Joe Batley breached through the Saracens defence allowing Ben White to touchdown in the 52nd minute and Hardwick improved it to take them to a six-point lead.

However, their momentum took a beating when Telusa Veainu was sin-binned in the 59th minute for a deliberate knock-on and Dominic Morris responded immediately with a try with Manu Vunipola kicking a conversion and a penalty on either side.

With 10 minutes left in the game, Lewington went over the line for the second time in the game as Saracens completed a 24-13 victory ensuring Leicester remains at 11th in the table.

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