Masters Snooker: Shaun Murphy eases past Martin Gould

Masters Snooker

Alexandra Palace, London
Sunday, 15 January to Sunday, 22 January
Matches start at 1230/1330 and 1900 (final at 1400 and 2000) All times GMT
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Shaun Murphy

England's Shaun Murphy eased through to the quarter-finals of the Masters at Alexandra Palace, beating compatriot Martin Gould 6-2.

Gould won the first frame with a break of 108, before Murphy took the next four with runs of 59, 107, 69 and 82.

A late fightback seemed to be on the cards when London-born Gould took the sixth frame with a run of 79.

But it was too little too late with the 2005 World Champion sealing the win with breaks of 89 and 139.

The 29-year-old will play either Mark Selby or Stephen Lee in the quarter-finals on Friday.

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