Michael van Gerwen dominates in Leeds to take command of Premier League table

Michael van Gerwen was back to his best as he won his third Premier League night of the season.

Michael van Gerwen moved three points clear at the top of the darts Premier League after a dominant week nine win in Leeds.

It is the Dutchman's third win of the competition after he also took the spoils in Exeter and Brighton last month.

Van Gerwen was given a walkover into the semi-finals due to Gary Anderson testing positive for Covid-19 earlier in the day.

World Champion Peter Wright beat Michael Smith to earn a shot at Van Gerwen in the last four, but he was comfortable beaten 6-3.

James Wade, who had beaten Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton earlier in the night, awaited in the final but Van Gerwen was far too strong for him.

Van Gerwen dominated with an average of 103.78 to leave Wade trailing and eventually outclassed 6-1.

"I've been battling hard. People have to understand it's been a tough time for me," Van Gerwen told Sky Sports.

"I always believe in myself and the people around me do. It feels good. It's still not enough, I still want to do better. It means a lot to me."

"I know there's still more work to do but you need to keep aiming for more, and winning is the best medicine for you.

"The most important thing right now is being happy with how I am playing, and if the right Michael van Gerwen turns up - I know I can win."

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