Ronnie O’Sullivan reveals how he saw off Stephen Maguire to reach UK Championship final | Other | Sport

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O’Sullivan booked his place in the final with a 6-4 battle.

O’Sullivan was cruising to begin with as he lead 4-0 after breaks of 61, 54, and 64.

Maguire battled back to 5-4 before O’Sullivan saw him off.

He will meet Shaun Murphy or Ryan Day in Sunday’s best-of-19 final.

“He came back at me but I was lucky to be 4-0 ahead,” O’Sullivan told BBC Sport.

“He didn’t capitalise on the first few frames and I did well to stay in and am pleased to reach another UK final.

“I knew he was playing well because I saw his results and he looked to be cueing well. I knew I had to play decent to get through.

“He looked to be cueing pretty good so I knew I had to play decent today and luckily I was just able to do enough really.”

O’Sullivan also survived a scare in the fourth round as he beat Thai youngster Sunny Akani 6-5.

He will now face the winner of Shaun Murphy vs Ryan Day in Sunday’s best-of-19 final.



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