Mark Selby beats Ronnie O'Sullivan in UK Championship Final

The World number one won the final 10-7 in York

BY Daniel Kelly 07:37 Monday 5 December 2016, 7:37 5 Dec 2016

Picture by Mike Egerton PA Wire/PA Images

Mark Selby won the second UK Championship of his career, on Sunday night, with an emphatic 10-7 win over Ronnie O'Sullivan in the final in York.

The reigning World Champion became only the sixth snooker player to win the World Championship and UK Championship in the same calendar year. The win justified his position as World number one.

Selby trailed only twice during the match, at 1-0 and 2-1. The Leicester star won six frames in a row over the afternoon and evening sessions, to take a 7-2 lead in the final which proved to be crucial.

The evening session saw some excellent snooker from both players. In the final six frames of the match, five century brakes were made, with Selby scoring three of those.

At one point O'Sullivan closed the gap to 8-7, before brakes of 134 and 107 gave Selby a famous victory.

Such was the quality of the match, rivals to both players sang the praises of the quality of what they were watching in York.


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