Apr 11, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Salford City Stadium
Sale Sharks
12-27
Harlequins
Brady (5'), try (78')
FT
Evans (15'), Care (24'), Smith (45'), Fa'asavalu (71')

Result: Harlequins too strong for Sale Sharks

Harlequins move up to fifth in the Aviva Premiership table with a 27-12 win over Sale Sharks.

Harlequins have eased to a 27-12 win over Sale Sharks in the Aviva Premiership this evening.

Dave Ward of Harlequins is tackled by Sam Tuitupou of Sale Sharks during the Aviva Premiership match between Sale Sharks and Harlequins at AJ Bell Stadium on April 11, 2014© Getty Images

Tom Brady gave the home side a good start, diving into the corner for the opening try of the match after just five minutes.

However, Nick Evans and Danny Care both managed to find the try line to put the visitors ahead at half time.

Harlequins continued to dominate at the start of the second half as Sam Smith went over following a sprint down the left wing.

Maurie Fa'asavalu ended any hopes of a Sale comeback inside the last 10 minutes, adding the visitors' fourth try of the night, before the hosts were awarded a penalty try late on.

The result allows Harlequins to leapfrog the Sharks to move up to fifth in the table.

Sam Smith of Harlequins looks on during the Aviva Premiership match between Harlequins and Newcastle Falcons at Twickenham Stoop on February 15, 2014
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