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Ebdon P.-Song L.
World Open - 24 September 2010

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3:2 

Finally, Ebdon wins it thanks to a superb yellow to the bottom-left pocket with terrfic position on the green. You've got to hand to him, he's into the last eight, somehow. That wraps it up from us here, goodnight and see you tomorrow.

2:2 

Cracking snooker from Ebdon and now he's reaping the benefits as Liu fouls repeatedly.

2:2 

The white ball going in off, that's what. Desperately unlucky for the Ebdonator.

2:2 

Lifeline for Ebdon. Liu's break see him end just on 38 when he could have cleared the table. What next?

2:2 

This is the only way this match would ever finish. Ebdon has 5, Liu 7 and shot times are regularly above the one-minute mark now.

2:2 

An upset could be on the cards here, although if you've followed Peter Ebdon in this tournament so far, it won't be a surprise. Liu manages to pot enough balls to take the fourth and we're down to sudden death.

2:1 

That's bad luck for Liu there, although if you dice with death... the cue ball makes its way towards the top-right pocket but looks like it'll stop just before - but it drops in. Can Ebdon make the most of it? Shot time up to the 1:30 minute mark.

2:1 

Ebdon's slot selection has been just as baffling tonight as it was against O'Brien. Full marks to Liu for capitalising though, as the Chinese player takes the third frame.

2:0 

Well, you can't expect much more from Ebdon when he's playing as inconsistently as this. Another simple miss and Liu can clear up to make it 2-1.

2:0 

Or perhaps not. He completely underhits a red to the bottom-left pocket and it doesn't make it in, but Liu can't do any better as his break lasts just one point as he misses a relatively easy black.

2:0 

This is a good start from Ebdon in the third - he took a break after the last frame and perhaps it's sorted him out. His break stands at 40.

2:0 

Ebdon has continued where he left off against Fergal O'Brien - playing badly, but somehow winning. The Londoner breaks for the third and possibly final frame.

2:0 

Liu is on the blue... in it goes, he's on the pink but it'll be tough from there to get on the black. He'll have to smash the white ball round the table... he tries it, but misses the pink, leaving it over the pocket! Ebdon steps up and puts it in to end a truly awful frame.

1:0 

If Liu Song wins this frame, Ebdon will be absolutely kicking himself. He's had so many chances to put this frame to bed, but mistake after mistake may have cost him dear.

1:0 

Three reds left, although they're all tight against the right cushion. That's a great shot though there from Ebdon to release one of them. If he can knock this in and get on another one, the frame should be his.

1:0 

Hooray! After just over half an hour without a ball being potted, Liu finally knocks one in. Hope you enjoyed the tense safety exchange.

1:0 

Liu's letting Ebdon get away with yet more complacent shots. The Englishman looks visibly shocked with how bad some of his shots have been, yet he's back to the table within minutes and adding to his current total of 18.

1:0 

Not exactly convincing from Ebdon, but he's taken the first frame. He's managed to get this far and after going 1-0 up, you have to fancy him to win it, but at some point in this tournament he'll have to improve and cut out the sloppy mistakes if he wants to win it.

0:0 

We're down to the colours here with Ebdon 28 points in front. Safety exchange begins now.

0:0 

Ebdon's great snooker earns him 20 points in fouls, but he follows it up with a dismal attempt to pot a red which could see him lose the frame. Liu is at the table 25 points behind.

0:0 

That's why he's won a world title. Brilliant safety from Ebdon, opening up the reds but putting the cue ball neatly behind to the pink up the top of the table via a few cushions. Judged to perfection.

0:0 

There's that complacency again. Ebdon misses the simplest of reds to the bottom-left pocket, leaving Liu to tap in.