Mark Allen knocked out of the German Masters by World champion Shaun Murphy

Mark Allen
Mark Allen

Mark Allen suffered a narrow 5-4 defeat to World champion Shaun Murphy in the second round of the German Masters on Friday.

The Antrim cue star led the Englishman 4-3 before losing the next two to crash out in Berlin.

Allen was defeated 6-2 by Murphy in the Masters semi-finals in London last month and was seeking some revenge.

Allen was attempting to move beyond the second round of the tournament for the first time in Berlin after beating Mark Williams in the first round.