Munch stuns Lewis in monster Ally Pally shock

Kevin Munch pulled off one of the all-time great upsets at the PDC World Darts Championship, eliminating two-time former champion Adrian Lewis in the first round on Tuesday.

James Wade, Mark Webster and Jelle Klaasen have already fallen to shock defeats at the Alexandra Palace but the seventh seed's elimination will send shockwaves through the tournament.

Munch's previous outing in the main draw of this tournament came in 2012, but he delivered a blistering performance to eliminate 'Jackpot' - rattling in eight 180 maximums and taking out three triple-figure checkouts.

Edited strains of KC and The Sunshine Band's 'Give it Up' added a raucous touch to proceedings as the German, who beat Aleksandr Oreshkin in a preliminary contest to start Tuesday's action, romped to a famous 3-1 victory over Lewis, which he struggled to comprehend.

A wide-eyed Munch told Sky Sports: "I cannot believe what I've just done, I'm over the moon at the moment!

"Thank you to the whole crowd, unbelievable!"

Raymond van Barneveld will be among the big-hitters whose eyes lit up at Lewis' demise. The veteran Dutchman had no such problems while seeing off Richard North 3-0.

John Henderson marked himself as a man to watch by eliminating world number one Michael van Gerwen at the World Grand Prix in October and the Scot made safe progress to the second round at the expense of Marko Kantele.

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