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Harlequins 23-19 Leicester: Mike Fitzgerald secures losing bonus point as Tigers heap pressure on Newcastle in Premiership relegation fight Leicester put pressure on Newcastle with a losing bonus point at Harlequins Mike Fitzgerald's late score gave the Tigers a crucial point in the relegation fight George Ford converted four penalties for the visitors after Danny Care scored Semi Kunatani scored Quins' second try but Fitzgerald salvaged a point late on

By Nik Simon for the Daily Mail

Published: 23:41 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 23:41 BST, 3 May 2019

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All eyes now turn to Newcastle in the ongoing battle for Premiership safety - except for those of Geordan Murphy.

Leicester needed two losing bonus points to consign the Falcons to relegation on Friday night, but they were stung by Harlequins' second half fight-back.

Their defeat allows the Falcons to fight another day - or another fortnight if they secure a bonus-point win against Gloucester on Saturday afternoon.

Leicester put pressure on Newcastle with a losing bonus point at Harlequins on Friday night

Leicester put pressure on Newcastle with a losing bonus point at Harlequins on Friday night

Mike Fitzgerald's late score gave the Tigers a point in their relegation scrap with Newcastle

Mike Fitzgerald's late score gave the Tigers a point in their relegation scrap with Newcastle

MATCH FACTS 

Harlequins: Brown; Ibitoye, Marchant, Tapuai, Walker; Smith, Care; Marler, Elia, Sinckler, Symons, Horwill, Dombrandt, Robshaw, Clifford.

Tries: Care, Kunatani

Conversions: Smith, Lang

Penalties: Smith x3

Leicester: Veainu: Aspland-Robinson, Smith, Toomua, May; Ford, Harrison; Genge, Polota-Nau, Cole, Spencer, Kitchener, Williams, Thompson, Kalamafoni. 

Tries: Fitzgerald

Conversions: Ford

Penalties: Ford x4

It could be a pivotal match in Leicester's season but Murphy has been banned from watching the game by his wife, Aneka.

'I'd happily sit down and watch all of the rugby on TV but my wife has told me she can't take it, so we're going shopping instead,' said Murphy. 'So I'll probably just follow it on

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