World Snooker 2018: Allen two frames from defeat to Wilson in quarter-final
|2018 World Championship|
|Venue: Crucible Theatre, Sheffield Dates: 21 April - 7 May|
|Coverage: Watch live across BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Red Button, Connected TV, the BBC Sport website and mobile app.|
Mark Allen lost seven of Tuesday night's eight frames to trail Kyren Wilson 11-5 in the World Championship quarter-final at the Crucible.
A tight opening session ended 4-4 before Wilson took control and breaks of 105, 92, 90 and 78 helped him to move to within two frames of victory.
Allen put in an error-strewn display and he faces an uphill task in Wednesday afternoon's final session.
The match is a repeat of the Masters final in January, which Allen won 10-7.
Allen, 32, failed to match his form from the first session although Wilson impressed as he capitalised on the Northern Irishman's mistakes.
A poor positional shot from Allen let in Wilson to move 5-4 ahead and the opener set the tone for the session.
Kettering player Wilson made a break of 105 in the next frame before a 90 left him 7-4 in front.
Allen won frame 12 but it proved to be a rare highlight as Wilson won all four frames after the interval.
The 26-year-off finished in style with a break of 92 and he is a firm favourite to progress to the semi-finals.