Adrian Lewis rolled back the years to reach the last 16, where he will face Michael Van Gerwen.

Lewis made short work of his third-round opponent, Darius Labanauskas.

The two-time champion, seeded 16th, took less than 35 minutes to see off the Lithuanian, who had previously knocked out Raymond Van Barneveld.

A 12-dart leg sealed the third set 3-1 and another 12-darter in the last leg of the fourth saw him take it 3-1 to seal a 4-0 win.

Defending champion Rob Cross moved a step closer to retaining his crown with a comprehensive win over Cristo Reyes.

The 28-year-old from Pembury reached the last 16 by demolishing his Spanish opponent 4-0, winning with an average of 101.72 and rattling in five 180s.

He told Sky Sports: "In fairness I thought I was slow out of the gates but I got the job done.

"I feel brilliant, absolutely brilliant. Everyone wants to get past Christmas and then come back and win it.
"I'll be practising every day. I didn't slack last year and I won't this year."

Kyle Anderson became the latest seed to crash out. The Australian, ranked 27th, was beaten 4-1 by debutant Nathan Aspinall.

Ninth seed James Wade produced a fine comeback to beat Keegan Brown 4-3 and secure his place in the last 16 of the PDC World Darts Championship.

James Wade overturned a 3-1 deficit to reach the 4th round

Englishman Wade had apologised for controversial post-match comments that he "wanted to really hurt" Japanese opponent Seigo Asada after his previous victory at the Alexandra Palace, blaming his actions on a "hypomanic episode".

Despite enduring a hostile reception from large sections of the crowd and having found himself facing another stern test as Brown moved into a 3-1 lead, there was no repeat of any such outburst.

Wade eventually found his range to take the fifth set 3-0 and went on to progress in the decider against the player who had ended his world title hopes last year.

The 35-year-old from Aldershot will face the impressive Ryan Joyce for a quarter-final place.

Mervyn King was, though, another of the seeds to fall in round three, beaten 4-2 by Brendan Dolan.

The number-19 seed, twice a semi-finalist, had battled back to level the match at 2-2 following a 14-dart finish.
However, Dolan responded to break King and take the fifth set on a decider before closing out victory with a 95.73 average, reaching the last 16 for the first time.

Dolan, who saw off 14th seed Joe Cullen in round two, will play either Benito Van De Pas or Toni Alcinas for a place in the last eight.

In Sunday's early match, Chris Dobey battled through 4-3 against Vincent Van der Voort.

After the first four sets went with throw, Dutchman Van der Voort broke twice to lead 3-2.

However, Englishman Dobey recovered with a flawless set to force a decider, and progressed with a 97.87 average to set up a fourth-round match against number-four seed Gary Anderson.