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UK Championship 2016: O’Sullivan breezes into fourth round

Ronnie O'Sullivan

World number eight Ronnie O’Sullivan, 40, will play fellow Englishman Liam Highfield or Stevens’ countryman Mark Williams

Five-time champion Ronnie O’Sullivan made light work of beating 2003 winner Matthew Stevens 6-2 to reach the UK Championship quarter-finals.

O’Sullivan scored a rapid century to open and although Stevens responded with a 74, he stole the third frame after the Welshman missed a pink on 56.

The Englishman maintained his tempo, scoring three more half centuries.

Englishman Shaun Murphy beat China’s Zhou Yuelong 6-2, with two tons and two 50s to win the last four frames.

World number eight O’Sullivan, 40, will play fellow Englishman Liam Highfield or Stevens’ countryman Mark Williams in Friday’s quarter-finals.

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Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/38160821