Dan Mugford kicked 14 points for Sale as they beat 14-man Harlequins
The Sharks held a narrow 9-7 lead at the break
David Seymour’s score secured victory, before Mat Luamanu saw red late on
Sale Sharks got their season back on track when they claimed 19-10 victory over Harlequins at the AJ Bell Stadium on Friday.
Dan Mugford, a summer signing from Nottingham, was called up for his first start at fly-half because AJ MacGinty pulled out with a hamstring injury.
His three penalties gave the Sharks a 9-7 lead at half-time, with Chris Robshaw’s try keeping Quins in touch.
David Seymour’s score secured victory, before Mat Luamanu saw red late on for a no-arms tackle on Josh Beaumont.
Despite some late pressure, Quins were unable to grab a losing bonus point from a bruising encounter and fell to their first defeat of the campaign.
Sale Sharks: 15 Byron McGuigan, 14 Will Addison, 13 Sam James, 12 Johnny Leota, 11 Paolo Odogwu, 10 AJ MacGinty, 9 Mike Phillips, 8 Josh Beaumont (c), 7 David Seymour, 6 TJ Ioane, 5 Jonathan Mills, 4 Bryn Evans, 3 Halani Aulika, 2 Neil Briggs, 1 Eifion Lewis-Roberts
Replacements: 16 Cameron Neild, 17 Ross Harrison, 18 Kieran Longbottom, 19 Andrei Ostrikov, 20 Laurence Pearce, 21 James Mitchell, 22 Dan Mugford, 23 Nev Edwards
Harlequins: 15 Ross Chisholm, 14 Marland Yarde, 13 Joe Marchant, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 Tim Visser, 10 Nick Evans, 9 Danny Care (c), 8 Jack Clifford, 7 Luke Wallace, 6 Chris Robshaw, 5 James Horwill, 4 Sam Twomey, 3 Kyle Sinckler, 2 Rob Buchanan, 1 Joe Marler
Replacements: 16 Dave Ward, 17 Owen Evans, 18 Will Collier, 19 James Chisholm, 20 Mat Luamanu, 21 Karl Dickson, 22 Ruaridh Jackson, 23 Winston Stanley