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On This Day: December 2, 1990 - Stephen Hendry edges out Steve Davis in high-quality UK Championship Final

Stephen Hendry (L) and Steve Davis (R) shake hands before the Final

During the UK Championship, we're looking back at some of the most memorable moments on this day in the history of Snooker. Today, we reflect on the mouth-watering UK Championship Final between Steve Davis and Stephen Hendry in 1990...

Snooker was going through a transitional period at the start of the 1990s, with a changing of the guard at the top of the world rankings.

Having topped the pile since 1983, Davis finally surrendered his number one status to Hendry, who had displaced the Nugget at the end of the previous campaign after winning the first of seven World titles.

The Scotsman had also won their meeting in the 1989 UK Championship Final and Davis was out for revenge when the two players met in the showpiece again 12 months on at the Preston Guild Hall.

Hendry came flying out of the blocks as he raced into a 7-2 lead and, despite his opponent reducing the deficit to 7-6, pulled away once more for a commanding 11-7 advantage.

However, although the 21-year-old continued to halt Davis' momentum by nicking the odd frame, the Nugget remained determined and eventually turned the match to move one away from victory at 15-14.

The Romford cueist was to be denied a seventh UK crown, though, as Hendry produced a nerveless clearance of 57 from 49-0 down to force a decider, in which a break of 98 saw him successfully retain the title.

It was another significant result that epitomised the balance of power shifting towards the Scotsman, who would go on to dominate the decade.

Relive those final two frames...



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On This Day: December 2, 1990 - Stephen Hendry edges out Steve Davis in high-quality UK Championship Final

During the UK Championship, we're looking back at some of the most memorable moments on this day in the history of Snooker. Today, we reflect on the mouth-watering UK Championship Final between Steve Davis and Stephen Hendry in 1990...

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