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It's Anderson v Van Gerwen at the O2!

Posted by Unicorn at 23:29 on 11th May 2017 in Unicorn Darts News

It's Anderson v Van Gerwen at the O2!

Gary Anderson will take on Michael van Gerwen in a mouth-watering Premier League semi-final in London.

Peter Wright will face Phil Taylor in the other play-off clash. All the results meant that whatever happened in the final match between Anderson and Van Gerwen in Aberdeen, the pair knew they would clash again on Finals Night!

The Unicorn man lost 7-4 to the Dutch ace in Scotland but you can be sure that he will be revved up for revenge next week.

It was a disappointing end to the tournament for Raymond van Barneveld as he slumped to a 7-1 defeat at the hands of Wright.

Earlier Taylor had come from 3-5 down to beat Adrian Lewis 7-5. That meant Anderson was fourth in the table going into the match and Van Gerwen now had to win to topple Wright to top spot and pocket a £25,000 bonus.

If Gary had won he would have moved to third and Van Gerwen would have been second.

And he did just that, finishing top of the Premier League pile for a fifth straight year. There were a series of break early on in the piece. After Van Gerwen missed darts for a 5-2 advantage, Anderson took out 86 to close the gap.

But in the very next leg, the World No.1 also finished 86 to break again. Gary wasn't finished as he found a superb 145 check-out to stay in touch at 6-4 but he couldn't force the deciding leg.

Anderson will target a 3rd Premier League crown at the O2....make no mistake!

Wade should have finished his campaign with a victory. The Unicorn man led Dave Chisnall 6-2 after hitting four 180s in five legs. But he let the advantage slip and Chizzy pinched a draw.

But Wade's point combined with Lewis' loss means 'The Machine' finishes 7th on the ladder.

Aberdeen results:

Dave Chisnall 6-6 James Wade
Phil Taylor 7-5 Adrian Lewis
Peter Wright 7-1 Raymond van Barneveld
Michael van Gerwen 7-4 Gary Anderson

Final PL Table:

1 - Michael van Gerwen 24pts
2 - Peter Wright 23pts
3 - Phil Taylor 19pts
4 - Gary Anderson 18pts
5 - Dave Chisnall 16pts
6 - Raymond van Barneveld 14pts
7 - James Wade 13pts
8 - Adrian Lewis 13pts

Story by STUART PYKE

Photo courtesy Steve Welsh / PDC

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