• Bath 11-17 Exeter
• Exeter score twice in last nine minutes against 14-man Bath
Exeter have, in their seven seasons in the top flight, tended to reserve their worst for Bath, the only Premiership club they had not travelled to and won. For 70 minutes here, they never threatened to erase that blot only to end a year that had seen them achieve two firsts, the knock-out stage of the European Cup and the play-off final at Twickenham, on a high that was all the more elevated because even Nostradamus would not have seen it coming.
Bath were leading 11-0 going into the final quarter, comfortable in their superiority. Exeter were dogged in defence but laboured in attack, unable to create space through passing. Even when Gareth Steenson scored their first points with a 45-metre penalty after Nick Auterac had been ruled to have taken down a scrum, it looked a sure home victory. And then the Chiefs, like some volcano long declared extinct, erupted, sealing their first league victory here with two tries in the last 10 minutes by their replacement wing James Short.
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