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James Wade and Michael van Gerwen will go head to head in the semi-finals of the Ladbrokes World Championship after the pair both came out on top in thrilling battles on Saturday evening.

World number three Wade produced a fine display of clinical finishing to see off Wez Newton 5-4, while van Gerwen defeated defending champion Adrian Lewis by the same scoreline in an all-time classic at London’s Alexandra Palace.

Raymond van Barnveld will face Phil Taylor in the last four, after ‘Barney’ claimed an impressive victory against Simon Whitlock on Friday.

The semi-finals take place on Sunday evening, with the victors contesting the final for the £200,000 first prize and new Sid Waddell trophy on New Years Day.

Full match reports are available to read on each of the players’ official UK websites (see links below).

James Wade 5 – 4 Wez Newton – Match report

Michael van Gerwen 5 – 4 Adrian Lewis – Match report

Raymond van Barneveld 5 – 1 Simon Whitlock – Match report

By Chris Murphy

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