Michael van Gerwen suffered his second defeat in the Premier League Darts on Thursday evening. The 29-year-old was beaten 7-5 by Daryl Gurney and as a result he lost the lead in the competition to Rob Cross.

After a poor start from both players Gurney broke Van Gerwen’s throw in the seventh leg with a 12-darter. ‘Superchin’ kept the advantage and hit double 20 in the twelfth leg to seal the victory over the Dutchman with a 13-dart leg.
”Im frustrated because I know I can play a lot better”, the world number one said afterwards in conversation with Dutch broadcaster RTL 7.
”It was not good enough scoring wise. It didn’t go my way”, the reigning world champion continued about his match with the Northern Irishman. ”I played below my average, while Daryl played above his average. It’s not the end of the world, but of course you don’t want to lose. It’s because I fail. It’s my own fault, I just have to throw better.”
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Author: Pieter