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Premier League Darts 2021: Glen Durrant beaten by Jose de Sousa to confirm elimination
April 20, 2021
Glen Durrant’s defence of his Premier League title is over after he was eradicated following defeat to Jose de Sousa in Milton Keynes.
Six months on from claiming his first televised PDC main in Coventry with victory over Nathan Aspinall, Durrant suffered a seventh successive defeat to sit down backside of the pile.
The three-time BDO world champion has misplaced each match he has performed within the competitors this yr and it means he’s eradicated two nights earlier than Judgement Evening.
Who joins him stays to be seen as Rob Cross slid into the relegation locations after a fourth defeat from his final 5 matches was adopted by James Wade’s victory over Peter Wright that moved the Machine out of the underside two and sucked Snakebite deeper into the mire.
On the high of the desk Dimitri Van den Bergh moved some extent away from the sphere together with his win over Cross whereas Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen shared the factors in a 6-6 draw.
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Jose de Sousa made it three successive wins as he inflicted one other defeat on Glen Durrant, whose reign as champion got here to an finish.
Duzza knew he wanted a win to have even the slimmest likelihood of avoiding elimination, however regardless of an improved displaying within the opening match of night time, Durrant slipped to a seventh consecutive defeat.
The person from Middlesbrough, who beat Nathan Aspinall to win the title at Coventry’s Ricoh Enviornment in October, began effectively with an aesthetic 105 end the spotlight as he stored his nostril in entrance till the sixth leg.
De Sousa made his transfer after levelling at 3-3, breaking in 11 darts within the subsequent leg earlier than successful the following to maneuver 5-3 forward.
An improved Duzza claimed the ninth leg with an 87 end, making certain for the primary time within the competitors he received greater than three legs, but it surely couldn’t maintain up De Sousa’s cost as he claimed the following two for a victory.
Anderson pegs again MvG to earn level
Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson shared the factors in a quickfire finish to the night that featured each males displaying flashes of their finest but in addition the inconsistencies that depart them trailing Dimitri Van den Bergh on the high of the desk.
5-time champion Van Gerwen has received 9 of the final 10 matches between the pair, and appeared to be heading for 2 factors that will have tied him stage with Van den Bergh.
There was nothing between the pair throughout the opening six legs earlier than Van Gerwen took benefit of Anderson’s first dip to steer 5-3, 18-dart legs sufficient to do the harm on each events.
However when the Dutchman missed a dart at double six, Anderson closed inside one after which levelled the match with an ice-cool 78 end.
In step with the see-saw nature, the pair shared the final two legs, Van Gerwen the primary to safe some extent earlier than Anderson cleaned up 68 to finish an entertaining contest all sq..
Premier League Darts: Wednesday night time’s fixtures
Rob Cross vs Nathan Aspinall
Gary Anderson vs Dimitri Van den Bergh
Michael van Gerwen vs Jose de Sousa
James Wade vs Jonny Clayton
Peter Wright vs Glen Durrant
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Van den Bergh wins as Cross slide continues
Dimitri Van den Bergh maintained his place on the high of the desk after popping out in high towards Rob Cross – a outcome that leaves Voltage at risk of a second successive first stage elimination.
The pair traded breaks early on, earlier than pushing their common as much as 100 as they adopted with holds of throw earlier than Van den Bergh discovered what’s quick turning into a trademark transfer by way of the gears.
4 successive legs took him to the brink of victory as a 14-darter acquired the ball rolling, an excellent 124 end moved him right into a 5-2 lead and a scientific two-dart 89 secured some extent.
Cross has produced loads of spectacular moments in the course of the opening seven matches, and he threatened a comeback when he took out the following two legs to attract inside a few legs of The Dreammaker.
However Van den Bergh is a title contender each time he toes the oche and he claimed the solitary leg he wanted for an additional victory, and a 3rd successive defeat for 2019 runner-up Cross.
Honours at the same time as Ferret denies Asp
Nathan Aspinall and Jonny Clayton shared the factors in a vastly entertaining 6-6 draw that retains each males inside touching distance of the league leaders.
Aspinall was quickest out of the traps, racing right into a 2-0 lead and sustaining that benefit regardless of a scorching 121 end from Clayton.
The Asp bettered that when he took out 124 to re-establish his two-leg lead however like the entire debutants, Clayton has risen to virtually each problem and the Ferret fought his means again into the competition with back-to-back 13-dart legs to stage a high-quality encounter at 4-4.
After swapping the following two legs, Aspinall was the primary to safe some extent when he pinned double 16 and when Clayton missed a dart for a 104 end, The Asp had three darts to safe victory.
Nevertheless, all three did not hit the double high goal and Clayton stepped in for a share of the spoils.
Snakebite struggling after Machine’s burst
James Wade and Peter Wright got here into the competition in search of a priceless victory that will pull them away from the battle to be eradicated and it was Wade who triumphed in a see-saw contest.
The Machine, Premier League champion in 2009, began in model, pinning a 120 end to take the opening leg on his technique to a 3-1 early benefit, however Snakebite – throwing with one more new set of darts – hit again in scientific vogue.
A shocking three-leg burst took him from trailing by one right into a 4-3 lead that was solely halted by Wade matching the feat. The Machine claimed three successive legs of his personal – sealing some extent with an excellent 13-dart leg.
Wade turned it into three when he cleaned up 96 in two darts to spice up his top-four hopes, whereas defeat leaves Wright some extent away from the relegation locations.
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