European Darts Grand Prix news: Peter Wright and Danny Noppert impress to progress to final day

After another dramatic day of darts, the last-16 lineup is confirmed for Sunday's Interwetten European Darts Grand Prix actoin, with both Peter Wright and Danny Noppert still in contention.

The final day of action in Stuttgart is upon us, and the pairing of Peter Wright and Danny Noppert stole the headlines during Saturday's play.

Noppert's match against Michael Smith was undoubtedly the best of the day, with the 31-year-old Dutchman able to secure a 6-4 victory over 'Bully Boy'.

Both players looked in fine form from the very first throw of their match, and both ended up averaging 100+, with Noppert achieving a 102.5, while Smith lost out despite averaging 103.

Smith also hit seven 180's during the match, but some crucial slip-ups ultimately cost him the match, allowing 'The Freeze' to enter the last 16.

There, Noppert will face 22-year-old Nathan Rafferty, after he stunned Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-3 on Saturday.

In the match just before Noppert's victory, Peter Wright booked his place in the final 16 with a victory over 'The Sweet Ferret' Johan Engstrom.

'Snakebite' quickly went back on his promise that he wouldn't be changing his darts anytime soon - the 52-year-old continued his tinkering during his win over Engstrom.

But it worked out for Wright, who ended up beating the Swede with an average of 91.

The two-time world champion also produced two ton plus checkouts - including a 121 - as he entertained the crowd in Stuttgart, and he also hit 42.9% on the doubles.

Having reached the last 16, Wright will now face fellow Premier League star Jonny Clayton on Sunday.

And with the in-form Michael van Gerwen out of the tournament, both Wright and Clayton will fancy their chances of going all the way and lifting the trophy.

The final is scheduled for around 20:00 BST on Sunday, May 22.

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