It only took 2 minutes for Saracens to score. David Strettle hacked the ball ahead into and open backfield for Duncan Taylor to chase. Taylor won the foot race against Lee Dickson and dived onto the ball. The Scottish international then rolled over and flicked the offload back to Strettle who finished in the corner. Farrell converted to give Saracens an early 7-0 lead.
Saints set up a promising maul near the Saracens line and looked set to score when Owen Farrell illegally entered the maul consequently conceding the penalty try. Myler hit 2 more penalties but Farrell replied with 2 long range penalties in 4 minutes.
HALF TIME NORTHAMPTON SAINTS 13 – 13 SARACENS
Northampton got off to a quick start, kicking a penalty 2 minutes in to the second half. Sarries turned down a shot at goal and booted it into the corner. Vunipola latched onto the ball at the back of the lineout and started a maul. The ball then worked it’s way through the maul to Jamie George who battered his way over the line. After yet another Farrell penalty, the Saints pack drove a full 10 metres to the line and a battered and bruised but still smiling Tom Wood emerged from the pile of bodies with the try to his name. Myler missed the penalty but made up for it with a penalty to give Saints a 24-13 lead. However, Owen Farrell kicked 2 more penalties to seal the deal for Saracens and take his personal tally to 19 points for the day.