Leicester Tigers tamed by the perfect boot of Quins Botica

Botica is the key as Harlequins return to the top of the Premiership summit

Man in control: Ben Botica's 100 per cent kicking record was the difference between Quins and Leicester Tigers SP73019

Vital score: Danny Care, back from his time with the England team, goes through to score Quins only try of the day SP73019

Strongman: Ugo Monye in action during the win over Leicester Tigers at the Stoop SP73019

Rough and tumble: Quins lose possession against the Tigers, but they would have the last laugh SP73019

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Harlequins returned to the top of the Aviva Premiership thanks to a 25-21 win over Leicester Tigers at the Stoop.

Leicester, runners-up last year, outscored Quins by two tries to one, but Ben Botica's 100 per cent kicking record proved too much.

Danny Care, back from England international duty, helped over-turn a half-time 18-12 deficit with the hosts only try of the day - duly converted by Botica.

But it was the fly half's six successful penalty kicks that sealed the win and saw Quins reclaim top spot.

Quins go to bottom of the table, but in form, Sale Sharks this weekend.

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