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Premier League Darts: Van Gerwen Races Past Wright

The world number one triumphed 7-3 in Nottingham

BETWAY PREMIER LEAGUE 2017
METRO RADIO ARENA,NEWCASTLE
PIC LAWRENCE LUSTIG
MICHAEL VAN GERWEN V GARY ANDERSON
MICHAEL VAN GERWEN IN ACTION

MICHAEL VAN GERWEN returned to winning ways in the Premier League with a brilliant 7-3 win against Peter Wright in Nottingham on Thursday.

The Dutch ace raced into a 6-0 lead against the world number three and hit a 170 finish – but missed three darts for the whitewash.

Wright took three straight legs before the World Champion finally finished job.

“I think I played okay there – I could have won 7-0 , maybe I was trying too hard but I don’t think I deserved to win 7-0,” said Van Gerwen. “As long as you win and get the two points, that’s the most important thing.

“There’s more in the tank to come and I will be prepared for the other players as well, because you have to perform week after week.”

Van Gerwen takes on Jelle Klaasen in Leeds next week.

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