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Premier League Darts: James Wade defeats Gary Anderson, Gerwyn Price and Joe Cullen to win in Manchester | Darts News

Premier League Darts: James Wade beats Jonny Clayton, Michael van Gerwen and Gerwyn Price to win in Dublin | Darts News

James Wade secures his second Premier League victory with a clinical performance in front of 10,000 fans in Dublin’s 3Arena; he secured his best average ever in his semi-final against Gerwyn Price, finishing the tie on 114

Last Updated: 28/04/22 11:27pm


James Wade took advantage of a miss by Jonny Clayton to win the final in Dublin

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James Wade took advantage of a miss by Jonny Clayton to win the final in Dublin

James Wade took advantage of a miss by Jonny Clayton to win the final in Dublin

James Wade became the third player to get multiple Premier League Darts victories, defeating Jonny Clayton, Gerwyn Price and Michael van Gerwen in Dublin.

It was clear that Wade was in a winning mindset at Night 12, as he secured a triumphant 6-1 semi-final victory over Price after holding out for a final-leg victory against Van Gerwen in the opening quarter-final, setting himself up for a final match-up with Clayton.

Wade found his way back from 5-3 down against the Welshman, taking it to a final-leg decider with a brilliant 118 checkout.

He then managed to check out on D4 as both finalists missed their chances at match-winning darts.

Premier League Darts Nigh 12- Results

Quarter Finals James Wade 6-5 Michael van Gerwen
Gerwyn Price 6-3 Joe Cullen
Michael Smith 6-2 Gary Anderson
Jonny Clayton 6-3 Peter Wright
Semi Finals James Wade 6-1 Gerwyn Price
Michael Smith 4-6 Jonny Clayton
Final James Wade 6-5 Jonny Clayton

“I am so happy,” said Wade.

“It is up there with performances and I am so lucky to be involved in it still so I am very happy.

“Statistically by a country mile it was the best performance.

“But I have been involved in other games where you are right up against it.”

After a semi-final display to remember, the Night 12 champion wasn’t fully aware of how well he played.

Take a look at some of the best checkouts in a thrilling night of Premier League Darts from Dublin

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Take a look at some of the best checkouts in a thrilling night of Premier League Darts from Dublin

Take a look at some of the best checkouts in a thrilling night of Premier League Darts from Dublin

He said: “When I walked away I thought I got so lucky but when people relayed the statistics I was like ‘wow’.

“I don’t think you will ever stop learning.

“I have learnt a lot from the games and the day you stop trying is the day you stop moving forward.

James Wade couldn't hide his excitement after winning Night 12 in the Premier League Darts from Dublin.

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James Wade couldn’t hide his excitement after winning Night 12 in the Premier League Darts from Dublin.

James Wade couldn’t hide his excitement after winning Night 12 in the Premier League Darts from Dublin.

“I am not here to make the numbers up. I am fighting against great darts players and legends of the game but I still think I can finish top.”

Wade had a tense opening quarter-final against the Green Machine, Van Gerwen, with both finding some brilliant darts.

However, it was clear that Wade was in fine form as he managed to eliminate Van Gerwen in the 180-filled encounter, leaving the Dutchman without points in Dublin for the first time.

Michael Smith takes a 3-2 lead with this great 150 checkout.

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Michael Smith takes a 3-2 lead with this great 150 checkout.

Michael Smith takes a 3-2 lead with this great 150 checkout.

He then backed his quarter-final performance up with a 6-1 victory over Price in which he averaged an outstanding 114, his highest ever televised average.

Fellow finalist Clayton started his night in Dublin with a clinical 6-3 win against world champion Peter Wright, who couldn’t match the Ferret’s darts despite a lovely 141 check out early in the match.

Jonny Clayton started his semi-final well with this lovely 140 checkout!

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Jonny Clayton started his semi-final well with this lovely 140 checkout!

Jonny Clayton started his semi-final well with this lovely 140 checkout!

Clayton had a big task against Michael Smith, who was on a hunt for some desperately needed points after seeing off Gary Anderson 6-2 in his bottom-of-the-table quarter-final.

Despite averaging 104, Smith couldn’t hold on against a Clayton fightback from 4-1 down, with two breaks of throw securing the Welshman his ninth semi-final victory of the tournament.

Night 13 in Glasgow: Thursday, May 5

Quarter Finals Peter Wright v Gary Anderson
Jonny Clayton- James Wade
Gerwyn Price v Michael Smith
Michael van Gerwen v Joe Cullen

Smith’s wait for a victory continues as the chances of a Play Off place look slim.

Next week, Premier League Darts heads to the OVO Arena in Glasgow, where Wright faces Anderson, Clayton is against Wade, Price faces off against Smith and Van Gerwen takes on Joe Cullen.

Check out daily Darts news on skysports.com/darts, our app for mobile devices and our Twitter account @skysportsdarts. We’re back for more Premier League action from the OVO Arena in Glasgow on Thursday, May 5 – live on Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Action from 7pm.