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Clayton moves top of Premier League table with victory in Aberdeen

Jonny Clayton leapfrogs Michael van Gerwen at the top of the Premier League table following his latest success in front of 8,000 spectators at the P&J Live in Aberdeen; ‘The Ferret’ upsets Gary Anderson and Peter Wright before seeing off MVG in the final

Last Updated: 21/04/22 11:32pm

    Jonny Clayton edged Michael van Gerwen to win Night 11 of the Premier League in Aberdeen

    Jonny Clayton edged Michael van Gerwen to win Night 11 of the Premier League in Aberdeen

    Reigning Premier League champion Jonny Clayton claimed his third weekly title by defeating Gary Anderson, Peter Wright and Michael van Gerwen to lay down a marker in Aberdeen.

    ‘The Ferret’ made it a miserable night for the Scots as he defeated both Anderson and Wright en route to the final where he survived a match dart before making it a hat-trick of night wins with a rip-roaring victory over Van Gerwen.

    Clayton battled back from 4-2 down to defeat the Dutchman 6-5 with a 103 average to leapfrog the Dutchman at the top of the Premier League standings.

    Premier League – Night 11 in Aberdeen Results

    Quarter-finalsJonny Clayton6-2Gary Anderson
    Peter Wright6-5Joe Cullen
    James Wade6-5Michael Smith
    Gerwyn Price3-6Michael van Gerwen
    Semi-finalsJonny Clayton6-5Peter Wright
    James Wade3-6Michael van Gerwen
    FinalJonny Clayton6-5Michael van Gerwen

    Jonny Clayton says he wants to finish in the top four after winning in Aberdeen to take top spot in the Premier League

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    Jonny Clayton says he wants to finish in the top four after winning in Aberdeen to take top spot in the Premier League

    Jonny Clayton says he wants to finish in the top four after winning in Aberdeen to take top spot in the Premier League

    Clayton started the evening with a clinical 6-2 success against home favourite Anderson, leaving ‘The Flying Scotsman’ rooted firmly to the bottom of the table.

    He then took on Wright for a place in the final after ‘Snakebite’ delighted the Scottish crowd with a tense 6-5 victory over Joe Cullen.

    Van Gerwen broke Clayton with this magical double-double 94 checkout

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    Van Gerwen broke Clayton with this magical double-double 94 checkout

    Van Gerwen broke Clayton with this magical double-double 94 checkout

    But Clayton ended Wright’s hopes of victory in Scotland with a stunning 6-5 win to reach his fourth Premier League final.

    Van Gerwen came from 3-2 down to defeat Gerwyn Price 6-3 with a 106 average, denting the Welshman’s hopes of reaching the play-offs, before defeating James Wade by the same score in a scrappy contest, to tee up a final showdown with Clayton.

    Joe Cullen gave a nonchalant nod to the Aberdeen crowd after being booed during his clash with Peter Wright

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    Joe Cullen gave a nonchalant nod to the Aberdeen crowd after being booed during his clash with Peter Wright

    Joe Cullen gave a nonchalant nod to the Aberdeen crowd after being booed during his clash with Peter Wright

    Night 12 in Dublin: Thursday, April 28

    Quarter-FinalsJames Wade vs Michael van Gerwen
    Gerwyn Price vs Joe Cullen
    Michael Smith vs Gary Anderson
    Jonny Clayton vs Peter Wright

    Wade was looking for back-to-back night wins as he came through a deciding leg on throw to pinch a narrow 6-5 victory over Michael Smith, whose Premier League woes continued.

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