Snooker title birthday present

Ronnie O'Sullivan celebrated his 33rd birthday by making history at Hopton on Sunday night, winning a fifth successive Premier League Snooker title.More than 1,250 snooker fans packed in to Potters Leisure Resort's international arena to see the three-time world champion start off like an express train, taking the first five frames against a below-par Mark Selby, before winning the best of 13 frame final 7-2.

Ronnie O'Sullivan celebrated his 33rd birthday by making history at Hopton on Sunday night, winning a fifth successive Premier League Snooker title.

More than 1,250 snooker fans packed in to Potters Leisure Resort's international arena to see the three-time world champion start off like an express train, taking the first five frames against a below-par Mark Selby, before winning the best of 13 frame final 7-2.

Final (Sunday): Mark Selby 2-7 Ronnie O'Sullivan (best of 13): 11-121 (O'Sullivan 93), 8-82 (O'Sullivan 62), 18-74 (O'Sullivan 31, 39), 14-83 (O'Sullivan 83), 48-81 (O'Sullivan 62), 60-58, 13-105 (O'Sullivan 105), 84-0 (Selby 84), 20-74 (O'Sullivan 74).

Semi-final (Saturday): Mark Selby 5-0 Stephen Hendry (best of 9): 83-34 (Selby 34, Hendry 34), 110-4 (Selby 110), 133-0 (Selby 128), 115-4 (Selby 115), 77-0 (Selby 77); Ronnie O'Sullivan 5-4 Joe Perry: 68-55 (O'Sullivan 32, Perry 40), 0-93 (Perry 85), 93-20 (O'Sullivan 79), 8-76 (Perry 72), 93-24 (O'Sullivan 31, 62), 0-95 (Perry 95), 69-6 (O'Sullivan 52), 4-100 (Perry 100), 104-4 (O'Sullivan 104).