A minute by minute overview of yesterday’s action;
0 minutes – Charlie Hodgson gets the game underway
1 minute – Saracens 3 – Sale Sharks 0
Hodgson sends over the penalty for the first points of the game, after Sale are offside at the ruck.
8 minutes – The Sharks have a great attacking platform with a line-out 5 metres from the Sarries line and are looking dangerous.
9 minutes – Saracens defend well and now have possession.
12 minutes – Cipriani strolls into score the game’s first try after Sale winger Ingall pounced upon a Kruis knock on to feed the former Engand No.10. Cirpiani converts the try.
23 minutes – Farrell knocks on after a Kruis offload. The England international was pressured into the error by some resolute Sharks defence.
30 minutes – Still Saracens 3 – Sale 7
32 minutes – Will Fraser looks to have taken a pretty nasty looking knock to his leg. The game has been stopped as he is attended to. Kelly Brown is on to replace him
36 minutes – Hodgson reduces Sales lead to one point with a penalty goal.
38 minutes – Rob Miller penalty. The Sale full-back nails a huge penalty goal from 54 metres out.
40 minutes – Cipriani kicks a drop goal on the stroke of half-time
HT – Saracens 6 – Sale Sharks 13
45 minutes – TRY! Jack Wilson crosses on his Premiership debut – Hodgson misses the conversion.
48 minutes – Cipriani adds another three points with a penalty kick.
54 minutes –No Try. Sale looked to have scored again, but Ignall’s attempt was ruled out for a knock-on in the build-up.
59 minutes – Hodgson kicks another penalty to reduce Sales lead to two points
74 minutes – TRY! Second-rower George Kruis bundles over to score. Hodgson adds the extras.
79 minutes – Hodgson kicks his fourth penalty of the afternoon
80 minutes – MacLeod boots a penalty for Sale.
FT – Saracens 24 – Sale Sharks 19.