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"Oh, that is an absolutely fantastic shot."
Eurosport's commentators were purring over a shot that Shaun Murphy played during his 6-5 win over Lee Walker at the UK Championship.
Left with little on, Murphy played a four-cushion safety to leave the cue ball tucked in behind the yellow on the baulk cushion, while simultaneously putting the black into a better position and also opening up the reds.
It was a magical moment from Murphy, and one that ultimately earned him the match as his opponent fouled trying to escape the safety, handing Murphy a chance to take advantage of the scattered reds.
Will this be the shot of the tournament? Watch Shaun Murphy's inch-perfect safety
"That was a daring shot, it’s absolutely masterful," enthused Neal Foulds on commentary, adding:
"It takes you back to a shot that Ray Reardon might have played. Wonderful.
The other thing about it is that he’s got the black in play deliberately too. I think that’s as good a shot on safety that I’ve seen for many a year.
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UK Championship Wednesday results and schedule
- Zhou Yuelong 6-1 Peter Devlin
- Zhao Xintong 6-3 Rory McLeod
- Luo Honghao 3-6 Dominic Dale
- Sunny Akani 6-1 Kacper Filipiak
- Stuart Bingham 6-2 Zak Surety
- Alan McManus v Jimmy White
- Neil Robertson v Brian Ochoiski
- Andrew Higginson v James Cahill
- Joe Perry v Alex Borg
- Martin Gould v Jordan Brown
- Hossein Vafaei v Billy Joe Castle
- Mark Davis v Robbie Williams
- Ali Carter v Ashley Carty
- Joe O'Connor v Duane Jones
- Ronnie O'Sullivan v Leo Fernandez