Mark Allen through to last eight in China ranking event

Mark Allen (right) beat Mark Selby in the final in Belgium

Mark Allen has progressed to the last eight of the International Championship in Chengdu, China, with a comfortable 6-3 win over Cao Yupeng.

The Antrim player led 3-1 at the interval and went on to secure a place in the quarter-finals, where he will face England's Judd Trump on Thursday.

The Chinese player had beaten Allen in the first round of this year's world championship in Sheffield.

Allen was later fined £10,000 for accusing Cao of dishonesty.

The former world semi-finalist claimed that the Chinese player had failed to declare an illegal push shot during their first round match in Sheffield, which Cao won 10-6.

Allen beat England's Robert Milkins in the previous round of the International Championship to clinch his place in the last 16.

The 24-year-old went into the new ranking tournament on a high after beating Mark Selby 4-1 in the final of the Antwerp Open last week.

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