Mark McCall hailed Saracens’ character after they found a way to win 19-16 against Gloucester thanks to Owen Farrell’s sensational last gasp drop goal. 

It was far from optimal playing conditions and both Farrell and his opposite number Santi Carreras missed multiple shots at goal. 

Saracens took the lead early through a Max Malins score but were 13-11 down heading into the final 20 minutes, before Ivan van Zyl bundled over to restore Saracens’ lead. 

Carreras did nail a penalty to level the scores at 16-16, before the controversial moment of the game happened when Farrell appeared to tackle Jack Clement with a shoulder to the head, but the officials deemed play to have gone on too far.

And in the last play of the game, Farrell sat in the pocket and from almost the half-way line nailed a remarkable drop goal to seal yet another late victory for Saracens. 

McCall was delighted with the attitude shown by his squad once again as they found a way to their 12th victory from 13 in the Gallagher Premiership this season. 

He said: “Kingsholm is a really tough place to come. We competed and scrapped for everything throughout the match. 

"We showed a lot of resilience at key times - there were some great bits of defence and some great interventions by individuals. 

"I can't remember the last time Owen (Farrell) dropped a goal for us - it was a tough game, and we came out the right side of it." 

Ben Earl was once again at his superb best and was awarded Player of the Match following a superb display both in defence and attack in front of new England head coach Steve Borthwick. 

He too was pleased with the attitude shown in the squad, while he praised Farrell for another clutch moment to add to his collection 

Earl said: "I thought it was way too far out (for the drop goal) if I am honest! 

"Fair play to Gloucester, what an effort, what a game, they brought exactly what we thought they would bring, but they executed it really well and made it so hard for us, but that is another test of our squad that we have come through. 

"He (Farrell) loves a big moment, the amount of money he has taken off me on the golf course is crazy but it is nice to see him knock one over. 

"I think over the last couple of months we have been a bit up and down and we had that difficult game against London Irish and not everything went our way, but we are very happy to get the win."