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Phil Taylor signs off with 16th World Matchplay title

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Phil Taylor won his 16th -- and last -- World Matchplay title with another stunning performance to see off Peter Wright, as the 56-year-old romped to an 18-8 win over Wright at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. 

Having stunned world number one Michael van Gerwen on Friday, Taylor -- who is set to retire at the end of the year -- produced an 11-dart leg to go 9-6 up and then won the next three against the Scottish world number three.

Taylor won four legs in a row to move within one of victory, and after a 95 finish from Wright held his nerve on double 16.

"I feel good -- I've loved every minute of it," Taylor told Sky Sports. "During the final I was watching every bit of body language of Peter... he showed every sign of being a little bit tired.

"I just put him under pressure -- it was all I could do really. This has capped everything off for me -- this couldn't have come at a better time for me.

"It's a bonus for me, for my grandchildren, for my fans. It's lovely, it really is. I'm finished now -- it's enough."

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