Michael van Gerwen has piled the pressure onto Rob Cross with victory over Mensur Suljovic.
Van Gerwen only just edged out ‘The Gentle’ with an 8-5 victory averaging just under 100 with a 97 average. It also means that both Daryl Gurney and James Wade are through to the O2 successfully.
MVG started off as he often does by smashing his way to the front with a 5-0 lead. He hit a 103 average with 63 percent on the doubles at this point.
Suljovic came back to trail 5-3 as he aimed for one last push for the play-offs. Van Gerwen stopped the rot and Suljovic needed five straight legs. He kept that up at 6-4 but MVG went one away at 7-4. He then claimed the win 8-5 to go back to the top of the table.
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Night 16 – Thursday May 16
First Direct Arena, Leeds
Gerwyn Price (98.58) 8-3 (95.61) Peter Wright
Daryl Gurney (101.8) 8-3 (100.66) Michael Smith
Michael van Gerwen (97.73) 8-5 (96.5) Mensur Suljovic
James Wade v Rob Cross
Tags: Michael van Gerwen, Premier League 2019
VAN GERWEN WINS!
He moves back ahead of Cross, meaning Cross needs to win to take top spot!
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) May 16, 2019
Author: Samuel Gill