World Snooker Championship: Mark Allen beaten 13-9 by John Higgins

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World Snooker Championship 2017: Best shots as John Higgins beats Mark Allen
World Snooker Championship 2017
Venue: The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield Dates: 15 April - 1 May
Coverage: Watch live on BBC TV, BBC Red Button, Connected TVs, online and app.

Northern Ireland's Mark Allen has been knocked out of the World Championships by John Higgins who won 13-9 in the last 16 at the Crucible.

Former champion Higgins, 41, had been 5-3 down after the first session but overturned the deficit to lead 9-7 on Saturday morning.

The first four frames of the evening session were shared but Scotsman Higgins clinched the next two.

Higgins will play Kyren Wilson in the quarter-finals.

Allen's best performance at the World Championships came in 2009 when he reached the semi-finals.

On that occasion, he was also beaten by Higgins who went on to beat Shaun Murphy in the final.

World Championship second round: John Higgins 13-9 Mark Allen
Frame scores (Higgins First): 0-136 (Allen 71, 65), 0-100 (Allen 100), 68-14, 90-42 (70), 24-106(Allen 102), 0-129 (Allen 129), 0-82 (Allen 82), 72-40 (54), 84-0 (84), 64-20,124-0 (124), 55-1, 0-122 (Allen 116), 72-70 (72, Allen 70), 17-65, 76-26, 5-76(Allen 76), 64-58 (63, Allen 58), 124-7 (120), 5-93 (Allen 54), 69-0, 89-0.

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