Allen slams Cao after shock defeat

Northern Ireland’s Mark Allen accused Cao Yupeng of committing “a blatant push” on the white following his shock first-round defeat to the Chinese world No81 at the World Championship last night. Yupeng won 10-6 and Allen said: “I’m disgusted. The state of snooker is very sad if it has to be down to that, but it’s not the first time.”