Michael van Gerwen clinches third Premier League darts title

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Dutchman MVG triumphed 11-10 in a sensational final which saw Wright miss six darts for the biggest crown of his career at 10-9 ahead.

Van Gerwen seized his moment, drew level and then triumphed with a double four finish on a checkout of 88 to bank the £250,000 first prize.

“It was a great final. I don’t know how he missed six darts for the match – and sooner or later he is going to win a big major.

“I thought it was all over for me,” said Van Gerwen, who defeated Gary Anderson 10-7 in their semi.

Snakebite said: “I have to learn from this. But I cannot believe I missed that many darts for a double.”

Wright, who beat Phil Taylor 10-9 in their semi on this amazing play-off evening, collects £120,000 after a game where he led 3-0 and 7-2 before Van Gerwen stormed back.

Taylor had his moments in their semi, having hit back from 4-0 down, but his defeat meant the end of his League career after 207 matches in the competition with his decision to retire at the end of the season.

The Power said: “When I am on the stage, I am fine, I don’t think about missing it. Give me a couple of years and I will probably miss it.”