Confident Shaun Murphy brushes past Ricky Walden
Shaun Murphy moved into the quarter-finals of the UK Championship with a 6-1 win against Ricky Walden.
The 2008 champion progressed with highest breaks of 51, 55 and 114.
"I knew I had to play well," said Murphy afterwards. "He plays a similar game to me so I was excited to play him - on another day, he would have won 6-1, 6-2."
He next faces Mark King.
In the other afternoon match, Martin Gould had the edge over Xiao Guodong, winning three frames in a row to secure the victory.
Mark Joyce came through 6-4 against Lyu Haotian in the evening session.
Shaun Murphy 6-1 Ricky Walden
Martin Gould 6-4 Xiao Guodong
Mark Joyce 6-4 Lyu Haotian