Mark Selby wins World Snooker Championship for fourth time after beating Shaun Murphy in epic final

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MARK SELBY was crowned world snooker champion for a fourth time after seeing off Shaun Murphy in front of a packed Crucible crowd.

The Leicester jester joined the very elite to have played the game after his 18-15 victory on Monday night in Sheffield.

Mark Selby beat Shaun Murphy in the final on Monday[/caption]

Selby’s fourth title takes him level with John Higgins with just Stephen Hendry (seven), Ronnie O’Sullivan (six) and Steve Davis (six) having won more in the Crucible era.

He resumed Monday’s final session in front of a full-house with a three-frame lead at 14-11.

And Selby raced home when the action resumed – winning the four frames he needed in the final session to take the trophy.

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Shaun Murphy fought hard but was ground down by his opponent[/caption]
Mark Selby held a three-frame lead heading into the evening session and finished the job[/caption]
A full crowd was allowed into The Crucible for the final in Sheffield[/caption]
The world final returned to it’s rightful place on Bank Holiday Monday in front of a full crowd[/caption]
A couple of snooker fans watch the action while wearing masks on Monday night[/caption]


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