PDC World Darts 2018: Michael van Gerwen beats Raymond van Barneveld to attain semis

Phil Taylor evolved to the semi-finals after a carefully contested expend in his final ever World Championship

Sixteen-time world champion Phil Taylor moved into the PDC World Championship semi-finals with a 5-three victory over Gary Anderson.

Taylor, fifty seven, is competing at his final event prior to he retires.

He’ll now face Jamie Lewis after the Welshman stormed into the semi-finals with a 5-zero whitewash of Darren Webster earlier on Friday.

Champion Michael van Gerwen beat fellow Dutchman Raymond van Barneveld 5-four within the different quarter final.

“It is recommended – it be the most attention-grabbing feeling on the planet listening to the group sigh my name and I’m going to be factual I’ll circulate over it subsequent week,” Taylor rapid Sky Sports actions.

“I’m utterly wonderful and loving every minute of it.”

An iconic figure, Taylor has played a key role in making darts the phenomenon it is a long way nowadays, and at the height of his powers won eight successive world titles between 1995 and 2002.

‘We each attain from Holland and factual resolve on to beat every different’

In the evening’s outdated match Van Gerwen, 28, had won a dramatic contest which noticed Van Barneveld scheme level at four-four going into the final role at Alexandra Palace.

He’ll face Englishman Take hold of Obnoxious within the semi-final.

Originally it did no longer race too properly,” Van Gerwen rapid Sky Sports actions.

“Raymond was taking half in properly and I used to be struggling. Other folks would possibly perchance well most efficient dream a pair of quarter-final love this. He played if truth be told capable. I did no longer search recordsdata from of him to decide out his motivation up so long.

“We each attain from Holland and factual resolve on to beat every different.”

Obnoxious beat Belgian opponent Dimitri Van den Bergh 5-four in his quarter-final.