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Sunday, 12 December 2010

Incredible Higgins stuns Williams

John Higgins produced a sensational fightback to stun Mark Williams with an astonishing 10-9 win and take the UK Championship title.

Higgins looked beaten when he trailed 9-5 but he never looked beaten and he came storming back at the Welshmen after two centuries.

Trailing 9-7, the Scot needed a snooker and it appeared that Williams was on course for victory, only for Higgins to hit back.

Both had chances in the final frame, which came down to the final four colours, but it was Higgins who held his nerve when he pulled-off a spectacular double on the brown.

The victory may go down as one of Higgins' best in his prestigious career following a turbulent six months,  where he was suspended for bringing the game into disrepute.

And with his farther suffering from cancer, this will be a truly special win for undoubtedly one of the games greatest players.

Williams took control of the match early on thanks to breaks of 82 and 85 as he opened up a commanding 6-2 lead on a ragged Higgins.

They then shared the first six frames of the evening session before Higgins' superb comeback that made him number 1 in the world.

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