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Michael van Gerwen posted the second highest Premier League average in a thrilling match against Robert Thornton in Sheffield, which saw the world number one end his run of three consecutive draws with a 7-5 victory on Thursday.
The Dutch ace, who secured the highest televised average earlier in the season with a stunning 123.4 in Aberdeen, added the third best TV three-dart statistic to his repertoire with 117.95 against tenacious Scotsman Thornton.
Michael van Gerwen produced another champagne performance as he moved to the summit of the Premier League table with a stunning victory against previously unbeaten Peter Wright in Exeter on night five.
The world number one followed last week’s record-breaking display, in which he produced the highest ever average in a televised game of darts (123.4), with another dominant success as he triumphed 7-2 with an average of almost 117 on Thursday evening.
Michael van Gerwen secured the highest ever three-dart average in a televised game of darts when he posted an incredible 123.4 statistic in last Thursday’s sensational 7-1 triumph over Michael Smith in Aberdeen.
But the world number one believes he can better that performance as he bids for a glorious few days with further Premier League action followed by the UK Open Finals this week.
van Gerwen, who is desperate to claim back the Premier League crown he last won in 2013, is also aiming to become the first player in six years to successfully defend his UK Open title when he heads to Minehead.
The Dutch ace takes on Peter Wright in Exeter on Thursday and he is determined to replace the colourful Scotsman at the top of the Premier League table.
“I have an important few days ahead and I might need to find form like last week,” said van Gerwen.
“I want to get to the top of the league. I believe I am the best player so It is important for me to get into the first place.
“Then I want to win another major title at the weekend. I want to win everything and I am playing well enough. I just need to keep it going.”