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Phil The Power Taylor claims 16th World Matchplay title

Phil Taylor, pictured in January this year. Credit: PA

Phil The Power Taylor is retiring on a high after beating Peter Wright 18-8 last night.

It meant Taylor claimed his 16th World Matchplay title at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

The 56-year-old, from Stoke, told Sky Sports he 'loved every minute of it' but he is now 'finished'. He is set to retire at the end of the year.

Speaking last night, he said:

I feel good - I've loved every minute of it. During the final I was watching every bit of body language of Peter... he showed every sign of being a little bit tired.

I just put him under pressure - it was all I could do really.

This has capped everything off for me - this couldn't have come at a better time.

It's a bonus for me, for my grandchildren, for my fans. It's lovely, it really is. I'm finished now - it's enough.

– Phil Taylor