Sixteen time World champion Phil Taylor is through to the last 16 of the PDC World Championship after a convincing win over former BDO champion Mark Webster at Alexandra Palace.

Taylor did not drop a set against his Welsh opponent, averaging over 100, with a checkout percentage of 46.2.

Mark Webster could win only four legs against Taylor, but according to the Stoke man, victory was not as easy as it might have looked.

"I felt nice and steady and although he won just four legs it got him close to winning a set and if he had done that it can change a match, it would have boosted his confidence levels," Taylor told Sky Sports Darts.

"I am enjoying it. I am wide awake I have done everything right. Preparation is everything, you don't prepare you dont win."

Taylor will face Kim Huybrechts in the next round after the Belgian beat Ian White 4-3.

"Hubrechts it will be a cracker, I have to stop him," Taylor added.

"We are going to have a proper game of darts."

Two-time winner Adrian Lewis is also through but had a tough match against Keegan Brown, eventually going through 4-2.

Lewis struggled with the doubles, but heavy scoring helped him to victory with a 134 checkout a highlight to bring him level to 2-2.

Dean Winstanley is through to the next round despite a spirited comeback by Darren Webster.

Winstanley was looking impressive with a 91 checkout putting him 2-0 up.

Webster however fought back and remarkably went 3-2 up before Winstanley levelled and then took the match 4-2 in the deciding set.

Cristo Reyes caused a huge shock in the afternoon session after he beat Kevin Painter 4-3.

Reyes became just the second preliminary round player to reach the last 16 and added "The Artist" to his list of shocks after beating Wes Newton in the opening round.

"It's incredible, I'm speechless really," said Reyes after his win. "I will always fight right until the end, even though I was 3-1 down I was always going to fight until the last dart.

"Until the referee calls the final shot I always think I can win, and until the last dart goes in I will always keep going until the end, that's the way I always play and that won't change.

"We have flights booked for tonight so we'll have to go and try to change them now and try and book the hotel for an extra few days so I can stay here and prepare for the next match in a few days, but that's a happy thing for me to do."

Andy Hamilton came from 2-1 down to beat Kyle Anderson 4-2.
Hamilton's 90.06 average was not spectacular but his finishing was more impressive as he hit 42.8 per cent on doubles.

The win sets him up against last year's finalist Peter Wright.

"It was tough game, I battled hard, I had to battle hard to win that one," said Hamilton. "That's how I win game, my games always seem to be hard work, I always fight hard and never give up.

"Peter Wright's a great player but I'm not scared of anyone really, it's all about me, about my game. I'm just going to play my own game, worry about my own game and let the result take care of itself."