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Rob Cross showed his nerves with amusing moment during World Championship final

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You know it is Christmas time when the William Hill World Championship returns.

Fans flock in their numbers, most of them in fancy dress, to the Alexandra Palace to see the best players in the world battle for darts’ top prize.

However, just like Christmas and the holiday season, the competition has come to its end, with Rob Cross stunning the world and taking home his first ever professional title.

Rewind 12 months, and 99% of darts fans wouldn't have heard of the name Rob Cross, but it's funny what can happen in the space of a year.

From an amateur player and electrician, to a full-time darts professional and beating Phil 'The Power' Taylor is his final ever tournament.

Yes, for Cross it is just the start, but for Taylor, it is the end.

After years of global domination, winning hundreds of titles, and earning a small fortune, Taylor's career has come to its conclusion. Not the fairytale he would've liked, but still, a time to reflect on what has been a remarkable career.

Last night it was all about Cross, however, despite the man himself turning the attentions back to Taylor after he beat him.

The unknown quantity, who defeated last year's winner Michael van Gerwen to get to the final in the first place, saw off Taylor 7-2 in quite a convincing fashion.

2018 William Hill PDC World Darts Championships - Day Fifteen

However, that wasn't without it's fair share of nervous moments, and one moment in particular is doing the rounds on social media.

During the action, players have a little table to the side of the platform, which usually comes with towels and a glass of water.

After taking a sip of his water, Cross then attempted to put his water back down onto the table. A simple task usually.

However, with the pressure of the final and the onlooking eyes, Cross dropped his glass and the water went everywhere.

You can watch the amusing moment below.

A couple of Twitter users were quick to reply making the same joke, however, claiming that it was the only thing he missed all night. Fair point.


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