PREMIER LEAGUE: Taylor fights back to share the points with Huybrechts in Brighton

By Alex Moss
23 FEBRUARY 2017 •9:44PM

Phil Taylor came from behind to draw 6-6 with Kim Huybrechts tonight and maintain his unbeaten record in the Betway Premier League this season.

Huybrechts fired in checkouts of 110 and 140 to help him go 6-4 up, before the Belgian missed three match darts over the next two legs and Taylor won them both to snatch a point.

Huybrechts kicked off the match in style with a 110 checkout on double 16 to break the Taylor throw in the first leg, before holding throw on double nine to go 2-0 in front.

The next five legs all went with throw as Huybrechts started the eighth leg leading 4-3, and he doubled his advantage once again with an excellent 140 checkout on double 16.

After Taylor reduced the deficit again in the next leg, Huybrechts fired in a second 87 checkout of the match to secure a point and a 6-4 lead.

The Belgian then had a chance to clinch both points in the 11th leg, as Taylor elected to set up double 16 rather than go for the bullseye, and Huybrechts missed double eight for a 136 finish.

Taylor hit double 16 to force a deciding leg, which looked to be in Huybrechts’ grasp when the 16-time world champion missed the bullseye for an 86 checkout.

But Huybrechts spurned his attempt at a 56 match-winning finish, and Taylor returned to hit double eight for a share of the points.


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