Murphy and Selby locked at 4-4 in UK Championship final

5:47pm Sunday 9th December 2012

By Steve Carroll

SHAUN MURPHY and Mark Selby couldn't be separated following the afternoon session of the williamhill.com UK Championship final.

The pair were level at 4-4 - ensuring a thrilling climax to the nine-day tournament at the Barbican is in store this evening.

Murphy took a scrappy opening frame but Selby levelled with a break of 54 and went in front with 66 in the third frame.

But the session ebbed and flowed the 'Magician' Murphy took the next three - the highlights being an 83 break and a 98 clearance - to move 4-2 ahead.

Selby is a dogged competitor, though, and, as Murphy's long potting went slightly off the boil, he dug in with a break of 70 and also clinched the next to grab a share of the spoils.

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