Brecel comeback downs King
Belgian teenager Luca Brecel produced a thrilling fightback to claim a 6-4 victory over Mark King in the second round of the UK Championship in York.
The 17-year-old fell 3-0 behind in the early stages but did not lose his composure and went on to turn the tables completely by reeling off five frames in a row.
Veteran cueman King edged back to within one frame but Brecel seized his chance in the next and sank a brilliant long red to seal the win and a place in the quarter-finals, where he will face Shaun Murphy.
For King it was a second painful defeat to Brecel this year, having been beaten 10-8 by the promising youngster in April in the final round of World Championship qualifying.
In the afternoon session's other match, world No 2 Mark Selby edged through to the last eight after recording a 6-4 win against Ryan Day.
Selby was also forced to come back from three frames down as he set up a meeting with either Neil Robertson or Barry Hawkins.
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