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Terry “the Bull” Jenkins tramples Phil Taylor in Blackpool

Terry the bull JenkinsTerry ‘The Bull’ Jenkins booked his place in the Stan James World Matchplay final with a shock 17-11 victory over champion Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor at Blackpool.
World number three Jenkins became only the sixth man to beat the 13-time world champion in this event, and heads into the final on Saturday night.

Nine-time Matchplay champion Taylor started slovenly and took until the fourth leg to get himself on the board, while Jenkins’ darts flowed freely.

‘The Bull’ led from start to finish, and despite a 10-darter from Taylor in the 16th leg, wrapped up the match with double 12.

Jenkins told Sky Sports 1: “I just concentrated on staying in front. Phil missed a few doubles and where I’ve missed them in the past. I took them out this time.

“He’s the only one that I’ve never beaten to be honest. He is the one I wanted to beat, especially on television.”

Despite being rattled by jeers from the crowd, while on a nine-darter, Taylor remained gracious in defeat.

“He was the better player tonight. His finishing was superb. He did a job on me tonight,” Taylor added.

“This day had to come, so I’ve got to go back think about what I’m doing and do something about it. I’ll do something that’ll make me a little bit better than the other lads. I’ve got to.

“But tomorrow’s final is going to be a cracker forget about Phil Taylor. It’s about Terry and young James.”

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