World Snooker Championship: Ronnie O’Sullivan knocked out by Anthony McGill in thrilling Crucible decider

World Snooker Championship: Ronnie O'Sullivan knocked out by Anthony McGill in thrilling Crucible decider


Venue: Crucible Theatre, Sheffield Dates: 17 April-3 May
Coverage: Watch live on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four and Red Button, with uninterrupted coverage on BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app.

Defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan’s hopes of a record-equalling seventh Crucible title ended in round two as Scotland’s Anthony McGill resisted a stunning fightback to win 13-12.

The reigning champion was outclassed in the morning, Scotland’s world number 16 winning six of the eight frames.

O’Sullivan rattled off five frames in a row to lead 11-10 and also led 12-11.

But McGill’s stunning break of 136 forced a decider, which he took after O’Sullivan missed a simple red.

McGill told BBC Sport: “I’m delighted. I played so well this morning and Ronnie just played like Ronnie tonight and I didn’t step up.

“I had to wipe the slate clean at 10-10 and I managed to stop the rot to get back to 11 each.

“It’s one of my best wins. There’s no doubt about that. It’s a great achievement to beat…