Selby beats friend Murphy for UK snooker title

World number one Mark Selby defeated close friend and fellow Englishman Shaun Murphy 10-6 to win the UK Championship title.

The players had been locked at 4-4 at the end of the afternoon session in the best-of-19 frame final, before world number one Selby edged into a 6-5 lead in the evening.

Murphy won the next frame but Selby swept the following four to claim the title.

"It means a great deal. It makes it even more special to beat someone of Shaun's class," Selby told the BBC.

"It was a strange game, it was not pretty. I was twitching all over the place."

Sunday's final was the first all-English affair since 1992.


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