Defending champion Jonny Clayton produces more Premier League magic to win night two

Welshman gets his title defence up and running with brilliant performance in Liverpool.

Jonny Clayton continued his defence of the Darts Premier League as he beat Joe Cullen to win the second night of the competition.

The Welshman lost to Peter Wright in the final in the opening event last week, but he was able to go one better this time.

Clayton did it the hard way too, coming back from 4-1 down to beat Michael van Gerwen in the semi-final.

Premier League debutant Cullen had come from 5-2 down to beat world number one Gerwyn Price in a deciding leg of his semi.

In the opening match of the evening, Van Gerwen dismantled world champion Wright 6-1 with an average of 103.

"It means a lot to me to win in Liverpool, I support Liverpool FC so the city means a lot to me," said Clayton.

"The atmosphere was absolutely fantastic, it's a shame we have to leave!

"I didn't play my best in the final but I got over the line and that's what counts.

"The game against Michael van Gerwen was hard work, I had to be at my very best to win that one.

"I'm Premier League champion for a reason and I've got off to a good start this year, so long may it continue."

The result sees Clayton sitting top of the Premier League after two weeks woth five match wins and one night.

Michael Smith is the only player yet to win a point after the first two events of the Premier League.

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