Premier League Darts: Michael van Gerwen wins sixth crown to equal Phil Taylor’s variety of titles | Darts Information

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Michael van Gerwen joins the legendary Phil Taylor as a six-time Premier League champion after profitable the title for the primary time since 2019; the Dutchman edges Joe Cullen on an unimaginable night time of motion on the Mercedes-Benz Area in Berlin to take dwelling £275,000

Final Up to date: 13/06/22 11:23pm

Michael van Gerwen won a sixth Premier League title in Berlin on Monday

Michael van Gerwen gained a sixth Premier League title in Berlin on Monday

Michael van Gerwen gained a record-equalling sixth Premier League crown after he claimed a dramatic last-leg decider in opposition to debutant Joe Cullen in Berlin on Monday.

The Dutchman edged out a heartbroken Cullen 11-10 in an all-time Premier League traditional, after the Yorkshireman missed a match dart at double 16 in an exhilarating decider.

Van Gerwen saved his cool to regain the crown he final gained in 2019 and equal Phil Taylor’s haul of six Premier League titles, as he celebrates his first huge TV title for over 18 months.

Michael van Gerwen defeated Joe Cullen to win his sixth Premier League title

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Michael van Gerwen defeated Joe Cullen to win his sixth Premier League title

Michael van Gerwen defeated Joe Cullen to win his sixth Premier League title

Premier League – Play-Offs in Berlin Outcomes

Semi-finals Jonny Clayton 4-10 Joe Cullen
Michael van Gerwen 10-4 James Wade
Closing Jonny Clayton/Joe Cullen 10-11 Michael van Gerwen/James Wade

“I’ve been going by a very robust time, so to win this title, it means loads to me,” mirrored an emotional Van Gerwen.

“I am a contented man. Joe Cullen was phenomenal in that closing. What a day. I am over the moon.

“After all I’m going for extra titles now. To have gained this trophy right here in Berlin is wonderful.

“This final 18 months has harm me. I do know what I am able to, however this crowd in Germany in the present day, they have been completely sensational. I believe they have been a credit score to the game.”

Van Gerwen said he was over the moon after going through a 'tough time'

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Van Gerwen stated he was over the moon after going by a ‘robust time’

Van Gerwen stated he was over the moon after going by a ‘robust time’

Van Gerwen seize the early initiative with a sequence of three straight legs however ‘The Rockstar’ decreased the arrears with a spectacular 141 end in leg 9, and a medical 114 checkout in leg 11 sparked a run of three straight legs for the Masters champion, who edged 7-6 forward.

The following 5 legs went with throw, earlier than Van Gerwen appeared to strike the decisive blow in leg 19, changing a sensational 92 kill to interrupt throw in 12 darts and transfer one leg away from glory.

The drama continued as Cullen produced a 13-dart break to power a decider, but it surely was the Dutchman who claimed the spoils through double 14, having survived a match dart at double 16 within the earlier go to.

MVG has performed six deciding legs in televised finals in his profession, and has gained all six.

“Michael is a implausible participant and a implausible champion, however I’m completely gutted,” admitted Cullen, who was bidding to change into the third successive debutant to be topped Premier League champion.

“I can’t imagine I’ve misplaced, however credit score to Michael, he is a good man and an exquisite champion.

“I believe the second leg value me, lacking three at 32 for a break of throw. I am completely devastated.”

Cullen was 'absolutely devastated' after missing a dart to win the Premier League in his debut season

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Cullen was ‘completely devastated’ after lacking a dart to win the Premier League in his debut season

Cullen was ‘completely devastated’ after lacking a dart to win the Premier League in his debut season

The World Cup of Darts starts this Thursday at 6pm on Sky Sports Action

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The World Cup of Darts begins this Thursday at 6pm on Sky Sports activities Motion

The World Cup of Darts begins this Thursday at 6pm on Sky Sports activities Motion

Earlier within the night, Cullen averaged virtually 101 and crashed in 11 maximums – equalling the event document – as he dethroned Jonny Clayton’s bid for back-to-back Premier League titles.

Within the second semi-final, Van Gerwen defeated 2009 champion James Wade by the identical 10-4 scoreline – profitable seven of the final eight legs to triumph with a 99 common and 6 180s.

Take a look at day by day Darts information on skysports.com/darts, our app for cell units and our Twitter account @skysportsdarts. We’re again for the World Cup of Darts on Thursday, June 16 – dwell on Sky Sports activities Motion from 6pm.


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