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Image courtesy of Lawrence Lustig/PDCMark Webster sealed a dramatic deciding leg victory against Jelle Klaasen on Thursday to book his place in the last four of the World Grand Prix in Dublin.

The Welsh left-hander held off a fightback from his Dutch opponent to reach his first major semi-final for almost four years.

He followed up wins over Stephen Bunting and Adrian Lewis by stamping his authority on the quarter-final tie, dropping just one leg as he raced into a two set lead.

Klaasen then found his feet and replied in kind to take the match to a deciding set, where Webster hit a crucial 86 finish on the bull to move 2-1 ahead.

Klaasen took the next to force a last-leg shoot-out, which Webster won on double top.

“I played solid and I’m really pleased,” said Webster, who will take on Michael van Gerwen on Friday. “At 2-0 up I started missing my double in, but I can’t be too critical of myself because I dug in.

“This is the beauty of the PDC – opportunities are always there for someone and thankfully I’m taking mine at the minute. I feel really good and I’ve worked hard, so bring on the semi-finals.”

 

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