Van Gerwen battles past Price and faces King in final

Michael van Gerwen will face off against Mervyn King shortly in the final of the Players Championship Finals as he aims to clinch glory for a sixth time in this tournament.

He saw off Gerwyn Price in an 11-8 win reeling off five consecutive legs with a spell prior to that seeing 'The Iceman' missing multiple darts to extend his lead and head towards the finishing line.

Price took the early lead doubling his lead with a 104 checkout to go 2-0 up and a 97 checkout and hold saw Price go 3-0 up with the World Number One not having a single dart at double at that point.

Van Gerwen got off the mark with double five to reduce the deficit to 3-1 down which proved to be pivotal as he headed into the interval 3-2 behind.

The Dutchman levelled up after the break but Price continued to lead. But three missed darts at doubles saw Van Gerwen break and go ahead for the first time at 5-4 up.

Price broke back though to leave it finely poised at 5-5. When they returned, it was the tale of missed doubles at times for Price as he went 8-6 up but failed to capitalise missing two darts at doubles to go 9-6 up and it was locked at 8-7.

Price looked flat after missing those and returning from the interval. Van Gerwen returned to take out 88 to make it 8-8 and from there broke to make it 9-8 with a 177 and double eight.

He burst into a two-leg cushion to make it 10-8 and concluded victory from there after Price missed another opportunity to close the gap and double eight saw MVG through.

Schedule 2020 Players Championship Finals

Sunday November 29

Evening Session (1900 GMT)

Semi-Finals

Peter Wright (84.1) 4-11 (92.45) Mervyn King

Gerwyn Price (95.07) 8-11 (98.52) Michael van Gerwen

Final

Mervyn King v Michael van Gerwen

PDC Unicorn World Youth Championship Final

Joe Davis v Bradley Brooks

Best of 11 legs

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