Apr 18, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Twickenham Stoop
Leicester Tigers
try (36'), Brown (69')
Goneva (4'), Gibson (58')

Result: Harlequins narrowly beat Leicester Tigers

Harlequins beat Leicester Tigers 24-20 to keep their hopes of reaching the Aviva Premiership playoffs alive.

Harlequins came from behind to secure a 24-20 win over Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership at The Stoop this evening.

Tim Molenaar of Harlequins is held by Neil Briggs and Julian Salvi (L) during the Aviva Premiership match between Harlequins and Leicester Tigers at the Twickenham Stoop on April 18, 2014© Getty Images

Vereniki Goneva scored the opening try of the match just four minutes in, while two penalties from Toby Flood helped the visitors to an early lead.

However, Harlequins were awarded a penalty try shortly before the break, ensuring that they were back on level terms at half time.

Jamie Gibson forced his way over to put the reigning champions back in front in the second half, but a Mike Brown effort cancelled his score out.

Quins led by just a point heading into the final 10 minutes, but Ben Botica kicked a penalty with just three minutes left to play, clinching the victory.

The win keep Harlequins in contention for the final playoff spot, while Leicester remain third in the table.

Tigers player Toby Flood makes a break during the Aviva Premiership match between Worcester Warriors and Leicester Tigers at Sixways Stadium on February 7, 2014
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