World Championship 2012 (Day 8) - Maguire storms in for quarters spot

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Maguire fires his cue for a place in the QFs
Stephen Maguire became the second player, after Neil Robertson, to book himself a place in the quarter-finals after winning 13-7 against Joe Perry.

Scotland's Maguire ended the first session of cues-crossings by taking a 5-3 lead, lead sustained by breaks of 101, 101, 52, 65, 66 and 82, the second one developing not much differently, runs of 47, 39, 91, 80 and 75 giving him a comfortable advance of 11-5.

Perry heads back home

His opponent, Joe Perry was mostly kept in his seat, although when he was "allowed" to feel the table his contributions weren't that bad, the Englishman using runs of 115, 68, 56, 47 and 103 to win his five frames.

As the last session started it was clear that Perry needed to comeback and very quickly considering that his rival was just two frames away from winning the match. So he tried his best, but sadly only managed to pull back two frames before Maguire won a scrappy affair to extend his lead at 12-7.

The next frame was won by the Scottish player with a clear break of 79, the scoreboard freezing at 13-7.
Now, Maguire is waiting for the winner of Higgins v. Hendry match, which by the looks at it, is going to be Hendry.

At the other table, Ryan Day extended his lead over China's Cao Yupeng at 9-7.

Below you can watch Maguire and Perry's reaction after the match.