28 Dec 2011

Saracens beat Harlequins

11:28 am on 28 December 2011

English rugby Premiership leaders Harlequins have lost their unbeaten league record this season when champions Saracens beat them 19-11 in front of a record crowd at Twickenham.

The match between the Premiership's top two teams sold around 82,000 tickets in advance, ensuring a world record attendance for a regular season league match.

Harlequins had started the campaign with 10 successive wins but a try by England international David Strettle and four penalties by Owen Farrell sealed victory for Saracens.

Saracens have closed the gap at the top to five points.