Mark Allen defeats Kyren Wilson in tense Masters final

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Kyren Wilson will take on Northern Ireland's Mark Allen for the Dafabet Masters title after stunning Judd Trump with a spectacular comeback at Alexandra Palace.

The Northern Irishman's victory arrived exactly 40 years after fellow countryman Alex Higgins won his first Masters and it was clear how much it meant to Allen on a charged night inside Alexandra Palace.

He will face Kyren Wilson, who beat two-times champion Mark Williams 6-1 on Thursday evening.

A 73 from Allen followed by a sensational 119 - the first century of the match - and another 50 finally gave the 31-year-old daylight at 8-5 as Wilson began to make too many mistakes.

Antrim has been buzzing since Mark's electrifying win at the Masters.

Wilson, the first player born in the 1990s to appear in a triple crown - world championship, United Kingdom championship and Masters - final, had never won a match at the invitational tournament before this year and he threatened to complete a remarkable story before falling agonisingly short. I know what it is like to lose a major; I was in that seat for the UK Championship (in 2011), losing to Judd Trump.

There was nothing to separate the pair on Sunday afternoon after the first session ended 4-4, with neither player able to move more than one frame in front in the best-of-19 frame match. "It is surreal, it has been a long time coming and I can finally say I am a Triple Crown victor".

Allen was not to be denied, however, showing his class and excellent break-building skills to take the next two frames for a 10-7 triumph.

World number eight Allen proved too strong during the week, knocking out Ronnie O'Sullivan and John Higgins to reach the final. You're never going to win one of these triple crown events easily and that was the test, it would have been easy to crumble.

"I felt a lot more at ease with myself and I played the way I had done earlier in the week".

The ringing mobile went off three times before the hapless spectator was escorted from the arena but Wilson, who was forced to get up off his shot each time, showed no ill-will and asked for the man to be let back in.

"I am very pleased to be on the right side of it for once, and I have been in that seat where Kyren is in 2011 at the United Kingdom against Judd. I am just over the moon".

"What a competitor and he has come on so much".



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