Judd Trump won a third-successive Northern Ireland Open title with a third straight win over Ronnie O'Sullivan in the final.

The world number one beat the world champion 9-7 in Milton Keynes, becoming the first player win the same ranking event for three consecutive years since Stephen Hendry at the UK Championship in 1996.

Having taken a scrappy opener with the final blue and pink, Trump made it 3-1 at the mid-session interval with a break of 69.

A 128 break put Trump 5-2 up but O'Sullivan responded to ensure the deficit was back to two at the end of the first session with a fluent 137.

O'Sullivan needed a quick start to the evening session but it was Trump who was moving through the gears, an 89 taking the first frame.

The next two were shared, O'Sullivan clearing the table with 48 to stay in touch, and the 'Rocket' kept himself in it by taking the 12th to trail just 7-5 at the mid-session interval.

A superb 115 from Trump put him one frame away from the title but O'Sullivan hit back with breaks of 93 and 74 to make it 8-7.

However, when O'Sullivan missed a red to the middle, the defending champion stepped in with a break of 89 to win by the same scoreline as in the previous two finals.