In a topsy-turvy match, Taylor came back from 2-1 down to miss five darts at his favoured double 16 for the match in a final-leg decider, before Thornton hit double 20 to secure his place in the quarter-finals.
Phil Taylor crashes out in Dublin
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Phil Taylor is out of the PDC World Grand Prix after he was defeated 3-2 by Scotland's Robert Thornton.
Taylor through at Grand Prix>
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