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Phil Taylor shocked at World Grand Prix

Phil Taylor was shocked at the World Grand Prix of darts after losing in the first round to Vincent van der Voort.

Phil Taylor at the oche Credit: Thinking Media / Demotix/Demotix/Press Association Images

'The Power', from Stoke-on-Trent, struggled throughout the tie in Dublin and eventually lost out 2-0 to the Dutchman.

The defeat ends his bid for a 12th World Grand Prix title, crashing out in the first round for the fourth time.


Taylor looks for Premier League Darts revenge over MvG

Stoke-on-Trent's Phil Taylor takes on Michael van Gerwen in the opening night of the PDC Premier League Darts competition tonight.

Phil Taylor in action as he lost to Michael Smith at the PDC World Championships Credit: John Walton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

'The Power' will be looking for revenge over 'Mighty Mike', who beat him in the final of last year's competition, and also took his World Championships crown on New Years Day.

Adrian Lewis, the second Stoke thrower in the competition, faces Australian, Simon Whitlock, in his first match.

Shock defeat for Taylor in World Darts Championships

Phil Taylor looking dejected during second round match against Michael Smith Credit: PA

Sixteen-time World Darts Champion Phil Taylor has been knocked out of the PDC World Darts Championship in a second-round shock defeat at Alexandra Palace.

Taylor, from Stoke-on-Trent, was beaten 4-3 by world youth champion Michael Smith. Phil 'The Power' Taylor was well below his best, making many errors throughout the match.

World youth champion MIchael Smith celebrating his massive win over 16-time world champion Phil Taylor Credit: PA

Phil Taylor to face Robert Thornton in Darts final

Stoke-on-Trent's Phil Taylor will face Robert Thornton in tonight's PDC Grand Slam of Darts final at Wolverhampton Civic Hall.

Phil Taylor in action Credit: Tim Goode/EMPICS Sport

'The Power' came through an epic semi-final with fellow Stoke player, Adrian Lewis, winning 16-9 this afternoon.

The 16-time world champion will be hoping to add a fifth Grand Slam of Darts victory to his collection against Scot, Robert Thornton, who beat Scott Waites 16-9.


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