Tigers top following Worcester win

Leicester moved top of the Aviva Premiership after claiming a 19-14 victory from an absorbing battle against Worcester in dramatic fashion at Sixways.

Warriors' first victory over the Tigers since March 2006 looked likely for large parts of a gripping encounter, but Leicester prevailed, courtesy of two second-half penalty tries, the second one being awarded in the final minute by referee JP Doyle.

Worcester wing David Lemi scored an early try and three Andy Goode penalties against his former club ensured Warriors occupied the driving seat. Leicester, though, mounted a fightback either side of Goode being sin-binned, with wing Scott Hamilton touching down before Tigers claimed an opening penalty try that England international Toby Flood converted.

Flood also missed three penalties, but he added the extras to Tigers' late clincher and Worcester were denied as Leicester went top above long-time league leaders Harlequins.

And their night was made doubly sweet by England flanker Tom Croft making an impressive 50-minute contribution on his first appearance since suffering a neck injury last April.

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