Harlequins 16 Saracens 18
Six Owen Farrell penalty goals from six attempts were enough to seal a surprise narrow victory for Saracens away at Harlequins.
Sarries headed into the clash with the defending champions on the back of a shock defeat to Exeter, while Quins were riding high following an unblemished start to the season. Things appeared to be going to plan for the hosts early in the match, with a third minute penalty setting up an early advantage. Sarries responded with Farrell's first penalty of the game, though Quins quickly regained the lead following a second three-pointer from Evans. Farrell then made it 6-6 at the end of the first quarter, and handed his side the lead for the first time in the match with another sweetly struck penalty on 34 minutes. Quins appeared to be on the back foot when Olly Kohn was sin-binned for offside, but, despite the numerical disadvantage, the hosts were able to hit the front before half-time with the game's only try. Danny Care was the man to cross the try-line, hitting a gap in the defensive line to score, after what looked like a knock-on in the build-up was missed. Evans' conversion made it 13-9 at half-time. Two penalties ten minutes apart from Farrell early in the second half put Sarries back in front, before Quins regained their advantage through a three-pointer from Evans, after George Kruis was sin-binned for not releasing. Harlequins held their lead until the final six minutes of the match, but, when Evans' attempt at goal fell short, Sarries rallied. And their efforts were rewarded when a penalty handed Farrell the opportunity to maintain his 100 per-cent record with the boot and snatch the spoils.