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Gary Anderson wins World Championship: Twitter reacts

Sports Mole looks at the Twitter reaction to Gary Anderson's triumph over Phil Taylor at the PDC World Darts Championship.

Last night, Gary Anderson won the PDC World Darts Championship for the first time in his career.

The 44-year-old defeated 16-time world champion Phil Taylor 7-6 at Alexandra Palace.

It was a match that certainly captured the attention of many and here, Sports Mole has taken a look at how the sporting world reacted to the encounter on Twitter.

"Congratulations to Gary Anderson on becoming the new PDC World Champion, thoroughly deserved, fantastic performances all year."
Darts player Kevin Painter

"Massive congratulations to Scottish World Champ Gary Anderson."
Tennis player Jamie Murray


"Ohh Gary Gary Gary Gary Gary Anderson #lovethedarts."
Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur

"What a final! What a tournament!! Anderson thoroughly deserved it."
England cricketer James Anderson

"Big well done to @TeamAndo180 excellent game of darts. Bet you will not want to take that board with him."
Wigan Athletic striker Grant Holt


"Great stuff in the darts. Gary Anderson take a bow."
Former England spin-bowler Graeme Swann

"There's only one Gary Anderson. World Champion Dartist. And a Hibee. #lovethedarts."
Great Britain Fed Cup captain Judy Murray

"Congrats Gary Anderson ! Great final ! #lovethedarts #180 #power."
Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos


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Phil Taylor of England celebrates winning his first round match against Jyhan Artut of Germany on Day Two of the William Hill PDC World Darts Championships at Alexandra Palace on December 19, 2014
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