Mosconi Cup: Team Europe defeat USA to retain trophy at Alexandra Palace | Snooker News

Team Europe secure the Mosconi Cup victory over the USA as they retain the title to bring the overall score of the annual 9-ball transatlantic pool event to 14-13 in their favor; they will travel to Las Vegas next year, where they will aim for a hat-trick: it’s live on Sky Sports!

Last updated: 21/10/21 21:28

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Team Europe kept the Mosconi Cup convincingly at Alexandra Palace

Team Europe kept the Mosconi Cup convincingly at Alexandra Palace

Team Europe maintained the Mosconi Cup with a superb 11-6 win over the USA at Alexandra Palace on Friday.

The men in blue overturned the game from 5-3 to win seven of the next eight games and complete a brilliant comeback.

The fan-chosen opening doubles match saw Jayson Shaw and Joshua Filler face American duo Shane Van Boening and Skyler Woodward in a smash hit.

European skipper Alex Lely spoke to Sky Sports' Michael Bridges after his team scored a brilliant comeback win over the USA

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European skipper Alex Lely spoke to Sky Sports’ Michael Bridges after his team scored a brilliant comeback win over the USA

European skipper Alex Lely spoke to Sky Sports’ Michael Bridges after his team scored a brilliant comeback win over the USA

And in another dramatic bout, the race went to a deciding rack in which the European pair made it clear, despite some nervous moments, to move up the hill in general.

Shaw and Woodward returned to the mat to face off in single action with “The Kentucky Kid” all too aware of the deadly Scotsman, but the two-time MVP kept his cool to get a superb 3-9 combo and seal a whopping 5-2 win. to reduce the deficit to four points.

However, it was left to Filler to provide the turning point for Europe by beating Van Boening 5-3 to seal the title for the second consecutive year.

Matchroom Multi Sport CEO Emily Frazer will take part in next year's Mosconi Cup in the US (Taka G Wu / Matchroom Multi Sport)

Matchroom Multi Sport CEO Emily Frazer will take part in next year’s Mosconi Cup in the US (Taka G Wu / Matchroom Multi Sport)

The Mosconi Cup will return to the United States in 2022 at Bally’s Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas from November 30 to December 3 – live on Sky Sports.

Emily Frazer, Chief Executive Officer of Matchroom Multi Sport, said, “We are delighted to be bringing the Mosconi Cup back to Las Vegas for the first time since 2019.

“The American crowd brought the heat last time and spurred their team to victory. I can’t wait to see what they bring in 2022.”

For those on the go, we will have next year’s Mosconi Cup covered via our website skysports.com/more-sports, our mobile app or our Twitter account @skysportspool for the latest news and reports.

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