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Gary Anderson shocks Phil Taylor to win PDC darts title

2015-01-05 00:18:17

Gary Anderson

Gary Anderson shocked Phil Taylor to win his first PDC World Championship title after a thrilling 7-6 win.

The 44-year-old fourth seed led the 16-time world champion 3-1 but trailed 4-3 before going 6-4 ahead.

Taylor showed all his experience to level it at 6-6 and set up a dramatic final set at Alexandra Palace.

Anderson won the first leg of the decider and when Taylor missed double 12 in the next, the Scot capitalised and went on to seal victory.

"There was a set where I played well and went 6-4 up and then after the break Phil took the next two sets and I felt it was gone," Anderson told Sky Sports afterwards.

"Phil is the best and always will be the best so that makes it more special."

Taylor was left to rue his finishing for his failure to win a 17th world title.

"Doubles cost me a couple of sets and he took advantage," he said. "My double eight and 16 were awful but Gary put me under pressure.

"At 6-6 I felt I had him and my energy levels were good. but he did a job on me and he beat me up in the last set."

More to follow.

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