Gary Anderson has become only the fourth player to successfully defend his title following a 7-5 victory over Adrian Lewis in the 2016 PDC World Darts Championship final.
The Flying Scotsman secured back-to-back tournament victories in stunning style with a 170 checkout in the final set putting him within touching distance of another memorable triumph.
Anderson eventually went on to secure the win in what was a breaktaking showpiece, befitting of this year’s event as a whole.
And as you’d expect, Social Media was quick to react.
Here are a few of the highlights:
Dutch star Michael van Gerwen was quick to congratulate his rival.
— Michael Van Gerwen (@MvG180) January 3, 2016
Sky Sports posted the defining moment of the match.
Fans were full of admiration for Anderson’s achievement.
— Jordan (@JordanAFCMayes) January 3, 2016
An incredible tournament reached a thrilling climax.
A great final to arguably the best World Darts Championship I can remember overall. Well done Gary Anderson. ?
— Ryan (@ryan147com) January 3, 2016
THAT 170 was also acknowledged.
— Mike Huckett (@Hucks17) January 3, 2016
The Flying Scotsman got a lot of love from his beloved Hibees…
— Hibernian FC (@HibsOfficial) January 3, 2016
…and we were quick to offer our congratulations too.
— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) January 3, 2016
Hmm, could this guy be onto something?
According to Twitter, Manchester United are close to signing Gary Anderson from darts for £170m. [Source: Twitter]
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) January 3, 2016
Well done Gary Anderson!
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