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World Snooker Championship Ali Carter

World Snooker Championship Ali Carter

While this meeting marks a disappointing end to an otherwise outstanding season for O'Sullivan, this is a huge result for Carter and it looks as though he has the fire in the belly to take on anyone in his path in Sheffield.

The two-time World Championship runner-up was still basking on Sunday in the glory of his explosive win over five-time victor Ronnie O'Sullivan.

After the match, O'Sullivan said he had been barged into by Carter earlier in the match, and added: "We all get angry sometimes".

Yet Williams ensured an overnight advantage after winning a tactical frame seven before making the most of a series of errors by Milkins in the final frame of the session to lead 5-3.

Ronnie O'Sullivan says his World Championship clash with Ali Carter was "nothing" - and blamed the media for trying to make a story out of it.

'Ronnie is a master in all areas, a master of one-upmanship, but today I was going to do whatever it took to win'.

Although the two players shook hands at the end, two-time finalist Carter, beaten in both the 2008 and 2012 finals by O'Sullivan, celebrated wildly in front of the Crucible crowd.

However, the snooker itself will is not what has got people talking.

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He was not at his best against Stephen Maguire in the first round and was outplayed by Carter on this occasion. During the 19th frame the players exchanged words after bumping into each other as O'Sullivan returned to his seat after missing a ball.

Carter kept his cool and took the frame for an 11-8 lead.

At this point, referee Paul Collier intervened and told the players to carry on playing.

Carter went on to clinch a 13-9 victory, his first over O'Sullivan in a major tournament.

"You can't win World Championships when you're having bad spells like that".

Also through to the last eight is England's Barry Hawkins, who beat Chinese qualifier Lyu Haotian 13-10.

China's Lyu recovered from 4-0 and 8-3 down to level the contest at 10-10, but missed chances allowed Englishman Hawkins to win three frames in a row.

Regardless of what was said or done, you would expect him to control his emotions and behave accordingly during such an important match.

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