José de Sousa and Daryl Gurney battle through at PDC world championship


Niall McVeigh

  • Portugal’s De Sousa breaks his Alexandra Palace duck
  • ‘Accidental’ qualifier Edward Foulkes wins on debut

José de Sousa and Daryl Gurney were the biggest names in action on day three of the PDC world darts championship, and both seeds overcame scares to reach the third round.

In the evening session, De Sousa earned his first-ever win at Alexandra Palace, fighting back from a set down to beat Ross Smith 3-1. The No 14 seed is a dark horse for the title after a breakthrough year, winning the Grand Slam of Darts in November.

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