Snookers world No 1 wins again

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Mark Selby beat Ronnie O'Sullivan to land his second Betway UK Championship title and shred any remaining doubts about his credibility as snooker's world number one.

In a match that peaked with a jaw-dropping stretch of play in the evening session that included three consecutive total clearances, Selby emerged a 10-7 winner.

As he lifted the trophy at the York Barbican, the 33-year-old from Leicester became the sixth player in the sport's history to secure the World Championship and UK titles in the same calendar year.

He joins company in O'Sullivan, Stephen Hendry, Steve Davis, John Parrott and John Higgins, and as champion collects £170,000.

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