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Phil Taylor eases into third round with Mark Webster rout

Multiple world champions Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis book their places in the third round with contrasting victories over Mark Webster and Keegan Brown respectively.

Phil Taylor cruised into the third round of the PDC World Championship after thumping Mark Webster 4-0 to remain on track for a 17th title.

The 16-time champion barely broke sweat as he swept aside the Welshman with a three-dart average of 101.92 to set up a clash with Belgian Kim Huybrechts in the next stage.

Things proved a little trickier for two-time champ Adrian Lewis, however, as 'Jackpot' edged out Keegan Brown 4-2 in a thrilling affair at Alexandra Palace.

Lewis, who won the title in 2011 and 2012, was forced to show his mettle early on as the 22-year-old Keegan snatched the first set with a 122 checkout. With the duo level at two legs apiece in the second set, Lewis then produced a fine 11-dart leg in the fifth game to restore parity.

Brown swiftly moved into a 2-1 lead in sets, but the cream rose to the top as Lewis levelled up once more, before taking the remaining sets to secure his passage.

Dean Winstanley - a former runner-up in the BDO equivalent of the tournament - also progressed with a 4-2 win as he edged out Darren Webster to set up a third-round clash with Max Hopp or Vincent van der Voort.

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