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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

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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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Phil 'The Power' Taylor wins record 16th world title

Phil Taylor picked up a £200,000 cash prize for winning. Credit: PA

Stoke's Phil "The Power" Taylor won a record 16th world title as he fought back to beat Michael van Gerwen 7-4 at the PDC World Darts Championships.

Taylor won five straight sets as he came from 4-2 down to clinch an historic win.

Taylor dismissed rumours of a retirement from the sport by confirming he will be back to defend his title next year.

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