Exeter had been stung by the loss in Scotland where they had been dominated in the set-piece. Revenge was on the agenda and they exacted it in ruthless fashion during a second half in which they scored 38 points.
The defeat puts a big dent in Glasgow’s Heineken Champions Cup campaign and they must regroup for the final pool match, against La Rochelle at home next weekend.
Ryan Wilson came on for his 200th appearance for the Warriors but it was a grim second period for the visitors which will linger in the memory for all the wrong reasons.
Joe Simmonds pulled the strings behind a dominant Exeter pack and there were two tries for his brother Sam and a hat-trick for winger Tom O’Flaherty. Glasgow led briefly at the start of the second half but collapsed in the final half hour.
A Ross Thompson penalty gave the Warriors an early 3-0 lead but Exeter were feeling their way into the match and started to find good field position. Their opening try came about in strange circumstances. Jack Dempsey won a good turnover but the ball seemed to pop up too quickly for Glasgow and they were penalised for a forward pass on their own 22.
From the scrum, the Chiefs produced a slick passing move which culminated in O’Flaherty cutting inside for the score. Glasgow were looking a little shaky and six minutes later they conceded a second try. Exeter won clean lineout ball close to the visitors’ line and Sam Simmons powered his way over.
Glasgow needed to steady the ship and they did so in the final 10 minutes of the half. Having marched their hosts back up the pitch, they forced them into conceding a couple of penalties which Thompson kicked to the corner.
The lineout drive failed to produce the desired effect but George Turner recycled and had another go. Kiran McDonald was quickest to react, picking up off the back and finding a big gap in the Exeter defence to plunge over.
Glasgow edged ahead in the 45th minute when, after a period of pressure, Ali Price’s precise pass missed Dempsey and found Matt Fagerson who finished the move. Thompson’s conversion had the visitors 17-14 ahead but that was as good as it got for Wilson’s side.
A superb kick to the corner from Henry Slade forced Glasgow back on to their own line and they seemed to spend the rest of the game there. Exeter smelled blood and were ruthless in the final half hour, scoring six tries to run away with it.
This was the Chiefs back to their 2020 vintage and no-one was enjoying it more than Stuart Hogg. The Scotland captain had a hand in a couple of tries and celebrated wildly as they turned the screw.
Sam Simmonds, with his second try of the game, put Exeter back in front and then brother Joe produced a little bit of magic to extend the lead. His cross-kick to the corner found O’Flaherty in acres of space and the winger touched down to secure the bonus point.
Hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie added another from a lineout drive and then O’Flaherty bagged his hat-trick after being played in by Hogg.
Jack Nowell ran in try number seven after some sleight of hand from Slade and Dave Ewers pushed Exeter over the 50-point mark with the final touchdown.