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Mark Selby beats John Higgins in UK Championship quarter-finals

Selby beats Higgins in final frame thriller

02/12/2016 at 17:16Updated 02/12/2016 at 22:57

Mark Selby survived a topsy-turby clash with John Higgins to progress to the last four of the UK Championship.

The world number one led 3-0 after a blistering start, but was pegged back by Higgins and faced an early exit with the score at 5-4.

However, the 'Jester from Leicester' held his nerve to take the 11-frame contest to a decider.

And the final frame went Selby's way to earn him a spot in the last four.

In the other match of the afternoon session Shaun Murphy made short work of Luca Brecel, cruising through with a comfortable 6-1 victory.

Quarter-finals schedule (best of 11 frames)

Friday, December 2

1pm

  • Luca Brecel 1-6 Shaun Murphy
  • John Higgins 5-6 Mark Selby

7pm

  • Mark Williams 2-6 Ronnie O'Sullivan
  • Jamie Jones 5-6 Marco Fu
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