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Dec 29, 2012 at 5pm UK at Welford Road
Leicester Tigers
GloucesterGloucester Rugby

Result: Leicester Tigers edge past Gloucester at Welford Road

Anthony Allen scores the only try of the match as Leicester Tigers edge a tight encounter against Gloucester at Welford Road.

Leicester Tigers have moved to second in the Aviva Premiership with a 17-12 victory over Gloucester at Welford Road.

The match started evenly, with a penalty apiece from Freddie Burns and George Ford the only scores in the opening stages.

Gloucester Rugby's Martyn Thomas is tackled by Leicester Rugby's Niall Morris on December 29, 2012© PA Photos

Burns kicked between the posts either side of half-time to give Gloucester a six-point advantage as both sides continued to struggle going forward with the ball.

However, the Tigers were back in the match after Anthony Allen broke through a gap to touch down in the corner for the first try of the match.

Anthony Allen scores a try against Gloucester on December 29, 2012© PA Photos

Geordan Murphy failed to convert the kick but atoned for his mistake just moments later to give the hosts an 11-9 lead.

Burns had an opportunity to regain the lead for Gloucester but his kick was wide and Ford added to the fly-half's misery by kicking a successful penalty just minutes later.

A converted penalty from Burns set up a dramatic finish but the Tigers managed to hold off the pressure before Ford kicked his third penalty of the match to confirm the victory.

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