Mark Allen wins his maiden Masters title after overcoming a spirited Kyren Wilson at Alexandra Palace
- World number eight Mark Allen beats Kyren Wilson 10-7 to the Masters title
- Both Allen and Wilson were competing in their first ever final at Alexandra Palace
- Allen lifted the Paul Hunter trophy and pocketed £200,000 in prize money
Mark Allen fought off a spirited performance from Kyren Wilson to win his first Dafabet Masters title with a 10-7 victory at Alexandra Palace.
The world number eight was matched for much of Sunday’s contest by his fellow first-time finalist before edging away to lift the Paul Hunter trophy and pocket £200,000 in prize money.
It was 40 years since the great Alex Higgins won his first Masters title and Northern Irishman Allen – who beat former champions Ronnie O’Sullivan and John Higgins en route to the last two – followed in the footsteps of his countryman following a marathon match lasting five hours and 14 minutes.