MIGHTY MICHAEL VAN GERWEN set another World Record by producing the longest ever televised unbeaten run, only to see it come to end on the same evening as he played two matches in Manchester.
Van Gerwen moved to the top of the Premier League table with a 7-4 success against James Wade.
That victory saw the world number one extend his unbeaten record in televised matches to 44, surpassing Phil Taylor’s previous best.
However, he was unable to extend that brilliant run any further as he lost out 7-5 to Dutch compatriot Raymond van Barneveld in a thrilling encounter.
Van Gerwen averaged over 100 in both matches but left Manchester disappointed.
He said: “I’m top of the table and that’s where I think I belong, but I’m disappointed because I wanted to be on 14 points and not 12.
“Raymond took his chances and hit some good finishes, but this was my worst game of the season.”