Phil Taylor rolled back the years in the most incredible way as he demolished Michael van Gerwen in the quarter-finals of the World Matchplay in Blackpool.

Taylor is retiring at the end of the year and his star has been on the wane for some time, with Van Gerwen his clear successor at the head of the sport.

Van Gerwen has established himself as the dominant force in world darts but Taylor is chasing a 16th and final Matchplay title and blew his rival off stage by a quite improbable scoreline of 16-6.

A clearly focused Taylor had some harsh words for Van Gerwen after too, telling Sky Sports the world champion needs to "grow up" after claiming the Dutchman was texting fellow players during the break of his early-round match against Simon Whitlock.

"He's a professional, he's world number one, he's world champion, grow up," Taylor said.

"I think he's stupid for doing that. I don't think he's been right all week."

On his own showing, backed by a vociferous crowd in Blackpool, he added: "I thought 'play your own game, get on with it'. Eric Bristow text me and told me to take it one leg at a time."

Tonight's semi-final action sees Derry's Daryl Gurney take on Peter Wright, while Taylor faces Adrian Lewis.