Phil Taylor

Gary Anderson



Hello again everyone. Alistair Sargent jumping across threads to continue the coverage of the World Championship quarter final. We've just seen an absolutely engrossing match up between Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld and now the stage is set for Gary Anderson and Phil Taylor.

Will it be the end of the road for 16-time World Champion, the greatest sportsman ever, Phil Taylor? Or will Gary Anderson's back problems help assist the fairytale end for the Power? Earlier this afternoon World Championship surprise package Jamie Lewis continued his storming run through this tournament as he trounced Darren Webster 5-0. He is safely through to the semis, but who will he face?

Taylor has said he'll be retiring after this tournament. Whether he does or not remains to be seen. Either way I don't think we'll see the last of him tonight. He looked good yesterday while Gary Anderson was really out of sorts and complaining badly about back trouble. If he is anything less than 100% he could be in for a doing. As a proud Scot I hope he is firing tonight.

Unashamedly, from Scots and caravan enthusiasts everywhere, c'mon Gary!!! Cue the greatest shite hype video of all time. Oooooo ooo ooooo ooo ooooo ooooo oooooo ooooooo oooooooo, Gary Anderson!!!

Phil Taylor on stage. He won the bullseye earlier and elected to give the throw to Gary Anderson. Mind games. It's just mind games Gazza. Don't you rise to it son!

Anderson to throw. Game on!

Taylor 1 - 0 Anderson Break in the first leg. Timely 180 for Taylor to leave 44 and put huge pressure on Anderson's 132. He misses a dart at bull and Taylor punishes him with 12, D16 for the 1st leg.

Taylor 2 - 0 Anderson Strong start from Taylor. Always in control of the leg and confidently cleans up 84 in two darts. Two sharp finishes in two legs from the power. Anderson struggling to keep pace.

Taylor 2 - 1 Anderson Much better from Gary. 12 dart leg to hold. He takes out 84 in two darts as well. It's started well this one.

Taylor 3 - 1 Anderson Hold and the set for the Power against the throw. Anderson hits a 180 to give himself a chance but follows up with a 40 to leave 122. That isn't enough pressure on Taylor who takes out 120 on tops. Impressive start from the 16 time winner.