World Snooker 2018: Allen two frames from defeat to Wilson in quarter-final

Mark Allen plays a shot during his quarter-final against Kyren Wilson in Sheffield
Mark Allen plays a shot during his quarter-final against Kyren Wilson in Sheffield
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.

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