Wednesday evening delivered an "embarrassing" fluke as Mark Allen benefited from a wild shot during his match against John Higgins at the Masters.
The Belfast man, known for his aggressive style, smashed a long red at the start of the fifth frame while trailing 3-1 to his opponent.
The red did not just land in a pocket that was not the one intended by Allen, but absolutely rocketed in.
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It came at a crucial point in the match with Allen two frames behind Higgins, and the gaffe enabled him to get a break going and reduce the deficit.

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"Wow, what a fluke that was!" said Dominic Dale on commentary for Eurosport at the time.
"It will concern Mark Allen that he missed the red initially by a long way, but he saw it go in.
Some flukes are so embarrassing you just daren't apologise for them!
The looks on both Allen's and Higgins' faces said it all.

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