World Snooker Championship: Mark Selby wins fourth Crucible title with victory

By Raz Mirza

World Snooker Championship: Mark Selby wins fourth Crucible title with victory

World Snooker Championship: Mark Selby wins fourth Crucible title with victory

Mark Selby joined John Higgins as a four-time world snooker champion following his latest victory at the Crucible in Sheffield

Mark Selby became a four-time world snooker champion at the Crucible in Sheffield after defeating Shaun Murphy 18-15 in a thrilling final on Sunday.

Selby successfully preserved his three-frame lead over Murphy at the end of the penultimate session of their final to go 14-11 in front.

When they returned for the conclusion of their best-of-35 battle on Monday evening, Selby maintained his advantage despite a late fightback from ‘The Magician’ before clinching victory in a thrilling conclusion after 17 days of action to become the fifth player to win four Crucible titles.

Selby, who also won the title in 2014, 2016 and 2017, ended a four-year wait to gets his hands on famous old trophy while he collected the £500,000 winnings in the process.

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