Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall was delighted to leave Welford Road with four points after they beat Leicester Tigers on Sunday.
The Premiership and European holders won 16-12 to close the gap on leaders Wasps to just a point as they began 2017 with a victory.
“We’re chuffed to bits to come here and win where they have not lost this season,” McCall told BBC Sport after the hard-fought result.
“Not everything in our game was perfect, far from it. But what was tremendous was the fight we had and the effort we showed all the way through the game.
“We had to win without a platform because our scrum today was poor. To get a result without a scrum is tough.”