Phil Taylor
11

Mensur Suljovic
5

Darts

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Taylor advances to face Mervyn King in the quarter final. Up next is Gary Anderson v Terry Jenkins. I'm covering that so relocate to that feed for all the action. See you there.

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Evening everyone, Alistair Sargent here to bring you World Matchplay round 2 action from the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. Can Mensur Suljovic spring a shock and pip 16 time World Champ Phil Taylor for a place in the quarter finals?

This match will be underway following the conclusion of a tightly balanced match between Michael Smith and Steve Beaton

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Match will be under way imminently in Blackpool. Already this evening Mervyn King and Steve Beaton have booked their quarter final places, but you already knew that because you were following Dave's top coverage here on ByTheMinute

Who will join them in the last 8, Austria's Mensur Suljovic or the legendary Phil Taylor? Taylor starts as a big favourite but Suljovic is a dangerous player who poses a threat

The winner of this tie will face King in the quarter finals after he saw off Brendan Dolan in the night's opening game

Players are being introduced, we're moments away from the action

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I hope you get some excellent entertainment from the final 2 matches Alistair!

Taylor has won this event fifteen times. I'd be surprised if Suljovic has won that many matches in this competition. This wont be as big a mis-match as those stats suggest

Taylor with the throw GAME ON

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