Sale Sharks were in command against London Irish before half-time when Danny Cipriani’s pass was fumbled allowing Andrew Fenby to score and give the home side the advantage at the interval.
Sale sit in seventh place with a European spot firmly in their sights, but with just eight points separating them from fourth a challenge for the play-offs still remains a possibility.
Will another player please stand up? Bolton Wanderers manager’s plea after Jermaine Beckford injury blow
Beckford out for three weeks having scored eight goals this season
The Sharks are no longer bottom of the Premiership
The Sharks are still awaiting the outcome of London Welsh’s appeal
The Latics travel to Reading on Saturday
The winners will meet Chelsea or Middlesborough
‘Worst defending of the season’: Wayne Rooney, Anderson and Robin van Persie save Manchester United’s blushes
Seven-goal thriller edged out by Reds.
Old boys back for Reading clash as Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Nemanja Vidic could return for Manchester United
Trio could feature in London trip.
Winning brings stability: Sale Sharks’ Mark Cueto challenges teammates before London Irish LV Cup clash
Dwayne Peel will captain the side at the Madejski Stadium.