Masters Snooker: Shaun Murphy eases past Martin Gould

Murphy through to quarter final in style

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.