Van Gerwen Domination Continues With Fifth Premier League Title

Van Gerwen Domination Continues With Fifth Premier League Title
Aonghus Ó Maicín
By Aonghus Ó Maicín
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Darts superstar Michael van Gerwen won his fourth consecutive Premier League title at the O2 in London last night, with a convincing victory over Rob Cross.

The Dutchman earned £250,000 for the win which was his fifth in the competition overall.


The 30-year-old had initially beaten Northern Ireland's Daryl Gurney 10-7 earlier in the night, before an impressive final performance saw him overcome Cross 11-5.

After securing yet another Premier League crown, the reigning world champion said:


This feeling of winning the Premier League never changes, it means a lot to me.

This year has been an amazing tournament, and at times a difficult tournament for myself, but in the end I came through and that's all that matters.

It's really tough because you have to perform week-in week-out for 17 nights, travelling every week and keep preparing yourself for the next game.

The last few months have been hard for me but to lift this trophy at the end of it makes it all worthwhile.

Rob is a gentleman and a top player who pushed me all the way. He's been chasing me all year but it wasn't quite enough for him this time but he is a strong rival for the future.

Last night's victory leaves van Gerwen just one Premier League crown away from Phil Taylor's record of six titles. However, he would have to win another 15 world titles just to catch Taylor's record of 16 world championship titles.


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