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Van Gerwen Seals Play-Off Place

Unibet Premier League Darts Night 13

UNIBET PREMIER LEAGUE DARTS 2018
THE MANCHESTER ARENA,
MANCHESTER,
PIC;LAWRENCE LUSTIG
Peter Wright v Michael Smith
MICHAEL VAN GERWEN in action

MICHAEL VAN GERWEN became the first man to earn a spot at the 2018 Unibet Premier League play-offs after picking up three points in Manchester on Thursday.

The world number one sits at the top of the table with just two fixtures remaining, following a draw against Daryl Gurney and a 7-1 victory over Michael Smith.

The Dutchman vowed to go on and win the title after bouncing back from two defeats in Rotterdam the previous week.

“I’m going to win this one,” said Van Gerwen, who has never failed to top the league table.

“I think I performed well through the season even though I had a few slip-ups, but I’m happy to be in the semi-finals.

“I think I’m going to finish top of the league and hopefully I can do that by finishing the regular season with two wins.”