Shanghai Masters: Mark Allen to face Stuart Bingham in final

Mark Allen

Mark Allen came from behind to beat world number one Mark Selby and reach the Shanghai Masters final.

Allen, from Northern Ireland, trailed 4-1 and 5-2 but came back to win the last four frames for a 6-5 triumph against Leicester's Selby.

He will face Stuart Bingham in the final, after the Englishman overcame home favourite Ding Junhui 6-4 in Saturday's second semi-final.

Ding had led 3-1 and 4-2, but Bingham bounced back to clinch victory.

World number nine Allen has also beaten Andrew Higginson, Mark Williams and Michael White en route to the final.

He tweeted: "Over the moon to get through today. Wasn't at my best in the early stages but dug deep and found a bit of form. Never easy against Selby."

Selby conceded: "Mark didn't let his head go down at 5-2 and played some good snooker. I had two good chances in the last frame.

"Up to 4-1 I played as well as I have done this week. I felt as if I was in control, but then missed chances and Mark capitalised."

Meanwhile, Bingham's route to the final has also taken him past Li Hang, Dominic Dale and Alan McManus.

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