Darts: Stephen Fry and Toni Kroos among those to show support for Gary Anderson after he wins PDC World Championship

The Flying Scotsman beat Phil Taylor to win first title

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Gary Anderson upset 14-time champion Phil Taylor to win the PDC World Championship for the first time on Sunday night.

In a nail-biting finale that ended 7-6, the Flying Scotsman was able to beat the Power in a thrilling contest at Alexandra Palace.

Anderson showed tremendous mental strength to shrug off losing nine of 10 legs after going 3-1 up, a no score and shouts from the crowd at 4-4 to collect dart's richest prize.

The Scot's win was well received on social media with former footballers, sportsman,  TV presenters and even actor and comedian Stephen Fry among those to congratulate him.

Some of the best are below:

Anderson also took to Twitter to explain his own feelings on the win...

Well done Gary Anderson.