|Harlequins (13) 28|
|Tries: Chisholm, Earle 2, Marchant Cons: Lang Pens: Lang, Smith|
|Exeter (5) 26|
|Tries: Kvesic, Yeandle, Devoto, Whitten Cons: J Simmonds, Steenson 2|
Harlequins inflicted a first Premiership defeat of the season on leaders Exeter in an excellent match at Twickenham Stoop.
James Chisholm’s clever try from a lineout and a Nathan Earle score gave Quins a deserved 13-5 half-time lead.
Jack Yeandle and Ollie Devoto went over either side of Earle’s second try to move Exeter to within a point.
A penalty and Joe Marchant try gave the hosts a buffer but Ian Whitten’s runaway score set up a tense finale.
The bonus-point victory lifts Paul Gustard’s side up to fourth, while Exeter emerged with two points to stay top before Saracens’ game against Wasps on Saturday.
More to follow.
Harlequins: Brown; Ibitoye, Marchant, Saili, Earle; Lang, Care; Marler, Ward, Sinckler, Glynn, Merrick, Dombrandt, Clifford, Chisholm (capt).
Replacements: Crumpton, Boyce, Swainston, Luamanu, Kunatani, Mulchrone, Smith, Murley.
Exeter: Dollman; O’Flaherty, Whitten, Hill, Cuthbert; Simmonds, White; Low, Yeandle (capt), Holmes, Lees, Dennis, Ewers, Armand, Kvesic.
Replacements: Taione, Keast, Street, Atkins, Lawday, Maunder, Steenson, Devoto.