Flanker Matt Garvey scored two tries for London Irish who overturned a 18-10 half-time deficit to Sale Sharks and opened their LV= Cup campaign with a 34-28 win at the Madejski Stadium.
Lock George Skivington and centre Shane Geraghty scored the Exiles' other tries, with fly-half Ian Humphreys kicking 14 points.
Danny Cipriani scored 18 points for Sale with a try, three penalties and two conversions after out-of-favour Wales scrum-half Dwayne Peel's try gave the visitors an early lead.
Sale salvaged a losing bonus point with winger Charlie Amesbury's last-ditch try, converted by Cipriani.
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- Sale Sharks
- London Irish
- Shane Geraghty
- Danny Cipriani
- Ian Humphreys