Michael van Gerwen beats Michael Smith 11-4 to win Premier League Darts title

Michael van Gerwen maintained his vice-like grip on the Premier League Darts trophy, securing a third successive title and fourth overall by beating Michael Smith in a dominant display in the final.

Van Gerwen’s triumph is his fourth from his six years in the competition and after missing out at the World Championship, continues to underline his status as the dominant force in darts – it’s also his 12th tournament victory of the year.

MvG had earlier swept past his Ally Pally conquerer Rob Cross in the semi-final, while Smith had stunned two-time Premier League champion Gary Anderson to reach his first major televised final but it was the world No 1 who prevailed with a spectacular display.

2018 Premier League Darts – Play Offs Semi-Finals Michael van Gerwen 10-6 Rob Cross Michael Smith 10-6 Gary Anderson Final Michael van Gerwen 11-4 Michael Smith

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