Selby wins World Snooker title in a comeback thriller

Mark Selby has won the World Snooker Championship title, beating five-time champion Ronnie O'Sullivan 18-14 in the final at the Crucible in Sheffield.

Mark Selby wins the World Snooker Championship title Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Mr Selby, known as "Jester from Leicester," came back from 10-7 down to lead 12-11 in the best of 35 frames final.

The 2007 runner-up held his nerve throughout his comeback, denying the five-times champion his chance to win the title for the third year running.

"It couldn't be better. You want to win it with Ronnie in the tournament and there's no better way than playing him in the final," Mr Selby told BBC.