Is this the most amazing shot in snooker history? Neil Robertson left STUNNED by incredible Stephen Maguire pot as red ball bounces into the air before rolling into the pocket to inspire brilliant comeback win

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  • Stephen Maguire was at the table in his Masters clash with Neil Robertson
  • Scotsman was attempting straightforward pot but needed to split the pack
  • Red ball bounced up out the jaws of the pocket after he used too much power
  • But the backspin after it landed caused it to roll back into the pocket 
  • However, the cueball skimmed over the pack and deflected into the far pocket 
  • Robertson was left looking shocked as Maguire went on to win the match 6-5  

Stephen Maguire lines up a straightforward-looking red during the seventh frame of his Masters first round match against Neil Robertson but he needs to split the pack

Stephen Maguire lines up a straightforward-looking red during the seventh frame of his Masters first round match against Neil Robertson but he needs to split the pack

The Scotsman hits the ball with great power, the red rattling the jaws and bouncing in the air

The Scotsman hits the ball with great power, the red rattling the jaws and bouncing in the air

But the red lands with so much backspin, the red rolls back and into the pocket after all

But the red lands with so much backspin, the red rolls back and into the pocket after all

But while Maguire celebrated potting the red, he hasn't noticed the cueball flying up the table

But while Maguire celebrated potting the red, he hasn’t noticed the cueball flying up the table

The white ends up in the corner pocket at the top of the table, meaning the potted red is in vain

The white ends up in the corner pocket at the top of the table, meaning the potted red is in vain

Neil Robertson wears an incredulous expression after witnessing the extraordinary shot

Neil Robertson wears an incredulous expression after witnessing the extraordinary shot

Maguire saw his initial celebrations cut short but took the astonishing moment in good humour

Maguire saw his initial celebrations cut short but took the astonishing moment in good humour

Stephen Maguire produced what could well be the most astonishing shot in snooker history as he made an incredible comeback to beat Neil Robertson 6-5 at the Masters tournament.

The Scotsman, ranked No 15 in the world, was up against the Australian in the first round of the competition at Alexandra Palace.  

Trailing 5-1 in the first-to-six contest on Monday afternoon, Maguire needed all the help he could get to reach the second round and he got some with an incredible fluke, which inspired his thrilling comeback.

Seeking to pot a straightforward red to the corner pocket and then screw the cueball into a chunky pack of reds, Maguire took on the shot with plenty of power.

But it didn’t quite go according to plan, the red rattling the jaws of the pocket before bouncing up in the air as the cueball somehow leapt over the pack of reds and up the table.

Incredibly, the red landed with such backspin that it rolled back and into the pocket, much to Maguire’s delight.

But, as he pondered what he’d just achieved, he failed to notice that the cueball had clips the edge of the middle pocket and rolled dead straight up the cushion and into the corner pocket for a foul.

Maguire looked around awaiting the applause of the Ally Pally crowd but they’d seen where the white ended up.

Instead, he was greeted by an incredulous expression on Robertson’s face before both players and the referee broke down in laughter.

Commentating on the BBC, snooker legend Steve Davis said: ‘The most amazing shot in the history of snooker has just been played.’ 

Maguire took it in good humour and went on to win the next four to win the match in an incredible comeback.

But there’s absolutely no chance he could replicate such an extraordinary shot if he tried for a long, long time.



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